Samuel P. Sherman, Sr., 81 of Lewistown, passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Ohesson Manor.
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Born at the Lewistown Hospital on September 28, 1938, he was the son of the late Karl K. Sherman, Sr. and Itha Sherman.
He is survived by his wife, Pattie L. (Miller) Sherman; his eldest daughter, Christine (Kauffman) Baker; his eldest son, Samuel P. Sherman, Jr. and his partner David G. Robinson; daughter, Karen K. (Sherman) Rose and his youngest son, Kenneth A. Sherman and wife Rayna; his grandson, Kyle Rose and granddaughters, Aleksandrina and Bella.
He was preceded in death by his eldest brother, Karl K. Sherman, Jr. ; his sister, Mary Ellen (Sherman) Paradise and his youngest brother, James Sherman.
Sam graduated from Lewistown High School in 1956 and spent the early part of his career working as a draftsman and engineer for the Standard Steel Corporation until 1978. In 1978, he founded the Sherman Surveying and was one of but a few of registered land surveyors based in Central Pennsylvania. In 1976, he was elected to the Mifflin County School Board and served as president during his tenure which ended in 1988.
Sam was also a member of the Freemasons and Lewistown Elks Lodge; he was a proud member of the Loyal Order of the Moose where he served as the administrator of the Lewistown Lodge from 1992 until his retirement in 2009.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, October 3, 2019 at the Barr Funeral Home and Crematory, 120 Logan Street, Lewistown Pastor Dennis Sproull officiating.
There will be a time of visitation with the family Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.