Edwin L. Sherman Jr, 81, loving husband, dad, pap and poppie, of Washington, passed away Friday, September 27, 2019 at home of esophageal cancer.
He was born, October 2, 1937 in Canonsburg, a son of Edwin and Sarah Neely Sherman.
Mr. Sherman attended the East Washington High School and served with the US Marine Corps. From 1956 until 1958.
Mr. Sherman was employed by Cooper Industries in Canonsburg until his retirement.
He was an avid outdoorsman and loved hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Canonsburg Sportsmen Club where he had served as president several times. His other memberships include the Washington County League of Sportsmen where he served as director, the Sinnemahoning and Raccoon Valley Sportsmen Clubs and the NRA.
Spending time with his family meant everything to him and he always enjoyed a good game of cards.
On March 21, 1959, he married Marilyn Bowers, his devoted wife of 60 years.
Surviving in addition to his wife are three children, Dennis Sherman (Jody Barney) of Marianna, Randy Sherman (Tammy) of Bentleyville and Brenda Livolsi (Joe) of Houston; seven grandchildren, Julie Todaro, April and Jacob Sherman, Taynia Carosella, Tabitha Homme and Shane and Marisa Smith; six great grandchildren, Gabriella and Eleanor Todaro, Eli Sherman, Carina Carosella and Samie and Brooklynne Homme; a brother David “Doc” Sherman (Joann) of Washington; a sister-in-law, Anne Sherman of Hopewell, VA; and many nieces and nephews.
Deceased are two brothers, Charles and Michael Wade Sherman; and a sister Bonnie Sherman.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 Monday in the McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd., Robert K. McIlvaine, 27 Cherry Ave., Houston, PA 15342, where services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 1, 2019 with Pastor Steve Smythers officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Gardens. Full military rites will be accorded by the Honor Guard of VFW Post 191, Canonsburg.