Sherwood Clark Kingsley, 84 of Culver City Succumbs After Lengthy Illness


January 28, 2024

ShSherwood Clark Kingsley, 84, of Culver City, CA, died after an extended illness in Marina del Rey on December 20, 2023.

He was born in Los Angeles on July 5, 1939 to Eleanor Veale and William Jackson Kingsley. A few years later Sherwood was joined by a younger brother Sterling Wilson.

Sherwood grew up in the city of Pomona and graduated from the Webb School, class of 1958. He continued his education at the University of Southern California graduating in 1962 with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing.

Following graduation, Sherwood served in the United States Army Reserves from 1962-1968 and became a Certified Public Account, eventually starting Sherwood C. Kingsley, CPA. Inc. which he led for over forty-five years.

In 1978 Sherwood met Rona Toby Wohl and they were married in 1980 making their home in Culver City. In 1982 they had their son Aron Sherwood.

Outside of his distinguished career, Sherwood was an Eagle Scout, Master Mason, Shriner, member of Court 84 Royal Order of Jesters Shrine Club, past president of the Los Angeles Rod and Reel fishing club, member of the board of trustees for the Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology, past president of the Los Angeles Philanthropic Foundation, California Ambassador for the American Cancer Society, and active member of the Culver Palms Church of Christ.

Sherwood found great joy in fishing, Trojan’s football, paleontology, reading, travel, listening to classical music, a good joke, and being a dad. One of his favorite expressions was “Mirth is king.” When asked how he was doing, Sherwood’s typical reply was always a thumbs up.

Sherwood was preceded in death by his parents, Eleanor Veale and William Jackson Kingsley and his brother, Sterling Wilson and is survived by his wife, Rona and son, Aron. A memorial service will take place on January 11, at 3:00 PM at the Culver Palms Church of Christ located at 9733 Venice Blvd. Los Angeles, California.


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