Martin Robert Sherman (1925 - 2018)

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Martin Sherman was born in Baltimore, Md. on March 26, 1925. He died on July 30, 2018, in Anchorage, Alaska. Martin joined the Marines at the age of 17 and served in the Third Marine Division in the South Pacific. In March 1948, he, his wife, Margret Violet; and his son, Marty, moved to Alaska driving the Alcan and settling in Palmer.
Martin became a meat cutter and in 1966 began work at Elmendorf Air Force Base where he worked until he retired.
Martin loved sports and the outdoors. He was an avid skier, both Nordic and alpine. Martin served on the National Ski Patrol at Arctic Valley and Alyeska for 30 years, being awarded several honors. He made several ski trips to Europe. He stopped downhill skiing at the age of 83.
Martin enjoyed hunting and providing game for the family. His hunting partner showed him how to fly fish. He fished throughout Alaska and frequently fly fished in Oregon with his son Marty. Martin was an active member of the Alaska Flyfishers and an enthusiastic flower gardener. Martin enjoyed baseball and attended many Alaska Baseball League games. He and his son, John, attended the Mariners' first MLB win at the Kingdome.
Martin is survived by sons, Marty (Joyce), John, David (Val) and Luke; daughter, Margret Calica; five grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Martin was preceded in death by his wife, Margret Violet.
A memorial service will be held on Sept. 14, 2018, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Fox Hollow Chalet, 11701 Brayton Drive in Anchorage. The reception will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. followed by the program at 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sierra Club Foundation, Earth Justice, Public Citizen, or Greenpeace.

Published in Anchorage Daily News from Sept. 9 to Sept. 12, 2018