COUDERSPORT, Pa. - Merle J. Sherwood, 85, a longtime resident of Coudersport, passed away Wednesday (May 22, 2013) in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, after a long illness.
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Born Jan. 1, 1928, in Shinglehouse, he was a son of Burdette and Sara Dickerson Sherwood.
Merle was employed as a farmhand by Jack Jones in Coudersport for many years. He loved farming, fishing, digging ginseng and riding his bicycle.
Surviving is his sister, Ann B. Sherwood of Coudersport.
In addition to his parents, Merle was predeceased by two sisters, Elberta J. Sherwood and Betty L. Welliver.
Graveside burial services were held on Wednesday (May 22, 2013) in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse. Arrangements were under the direction of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sweden Valley Manor Patient Activity Fund, 1028 E. Second St., Coudersport, PA 16915. A fond memory of Merle may be expressed at www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Olean Times Herald on May 23, 2013