Walter R. Sherwood (1935 - 2018)

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On July 8, 2018, while training to be a walk-on for the Pittsburgh Steelers, longtime Anchorage, Alaska, resident Walter R. Sherwood Jr. passed away at his Kenai River haven in Poacher's Cove surrounded by family and friends.
Services will be held at St. Anthony Catholic Church on Sept. 22, 2018, at 11 a.m. A pot luck reception will follow downstairs in the Parish Hall. All family, friends and fish stories of Jolly Wally are welcome. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the St. Anthony Catholic Church "General Fund" or "Scholarship Fund."
One of four children, Walt was born in Farrell, Pa. He joined the army and was stationed at Fort Richardson, Alaska. He met his wife Mary in 1962 while working in a nearby office. Walt thought he could lure Mary into going on a date by bringing her a coffee one morning; although, it turned into more than just one. After several cups of coffee and many dates, the two were married in St. Anthony Catholic Church in 1964. He survived the Korean War, a plane crash at Ft. Richardson, and raising two kids while welcoming the next day with a smile!
Walt was a true Steelers fan. He rarely missed a game on TV, and was able to see one in person with his son Wally, aka Milo, not too long ago. He loved all things sports, which led him to work at the Sullivan Arena for many hockey games and events while frequently gifting pizza to many out of his own pocket. He was a giver his whole life and never met a stranger. Whatever you needed, secret fishing advice, gear, you name it, he was there. Unsnarling fishing lines without snarling due to his incredible patience and love of the sport. This amazing man will truly be missed for his wisdom, his hugs and witty attitude.
Walt is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Sherwood; daughter, Gayle Berube; and sisters, Ethel and Phyllis. He is survived by his son, Walter Sherwood; daughter-in-law, Kristin; grandson, Wally; son-in-law, Edward Berube; grandsons, Branden and Tanner; sister, Becky Meenihan; and many nieces and nephews; and "That Damn Sweet Puddy Cat!"
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St Anthony's Catholic Church
825 Klevin St
Anchorage, AK 99508
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Published in Anchorage Daily News on Sept. 16, 2018
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