Shamokin – John W. Sherman, 92, formerly of 35 N. Marshall Street, passed away Sunday, November 10, 2019 at Grandview Nursing Home, Danville.
Born in Shamokin on February 19, 1927, he was the son of the late George Francis and Margaret Mildred (Erdman) Sherman. He attended Shamokin and Coal Township Schools. He was an avid trout fisherman.
On February 8, 1947 he married the late Anna Mae Ginter, to whom he was totally devoted. Together they shared 67 years of marriage. John served as a medic in the Army during WWII, in Germany and shared many stories with family and anyone who would listen. After his time in the service John worked at the Wool Mill, the Silk Mill, Cellulose (formerly Doll Paper Co.), and then worked as a machine operator for Sealed Air Corporation.
John was a member of Trinity Evangelical Church of Shamokin.
John was musically talented. He could play many instruments including: Piano, Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin Accordion, and the Harmonica, coincidentally could not read a note of music. He played only by ear. John was also a talented tenor.
John is survived by three children, Maggie Reed and her husband, James, of Stillwater, Jaqueline Hughes and her husband, James, of Penns Creek, and John W. Sherman Jr. and his wife, Rene, of Spring Hill, Fla.; 10 grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, four step-great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to his wife and parents, John was preceded in death by two sisters, June Caroline Sherman, and Betty Schlegel and her husband, Francis; and a brother, Francis Sherman.
John W. Sherman, 92, of 35 N. Marshall Street, Shamokin – Funeral service will be held Friday, November 15, 2019 at 12:00 pm, Scott Lyons, officiating, in the Farrow-C.J. Lucas Funeral and Cremation Service, 240 W Chestnut Street, Shamokin, Lori Ann Campbell, Supervisor. Burial will be held following the service at Northumberland Memorial Park, Sunbury. Viewing will be held prior to the service from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. To send condolences to the family please visit www.farrowfh.com
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