John Sheriff, MBA ’04, passed away peacefully Feb. 3 in Los Angeles.
After earning his bachelor’s degree from Harvard in 1999 and his MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, Sheriff began a career in corporate finance, which was cut short by a diagnosis of brain cancer in December 2009. While battling the disease, he was a loving husband, son, brother and friend, a devoted dad and an avid golfer.
“During his ten-year battle, John was the embodiment of hope and grace for his family and friends,” Sheriff’s wife, Yukari, wrote. In addition to his wife, Sheriff is survived by his son, Joshua, six, and daughter, Catalina, four.