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John C. Sherwin, age 68, of Lima, OH passed away July 13, 2013, at St. Rita's Medical Center, in Lima, OH. He was born in Toledo, OH on July 22, 1944, to John K. and Dorothy Nowakowski Sherwin (both deceased). John married Donna L. Maas Sherwin on February 27, 1976, she preceded him in death on February 17, 2010.
John was a 1962, graduate of the Libbey High School, Toledo, OH. After high school he joined the U.S. Navy serving aboard the U.S.S. Eldorado during the Vietnam War. He was a Bronze Star recipient. When finished serving his country, John took a position with the Chrysler Corporation as an electrician. He worked there for years and then transferred to General Dynamics in Lima, also working as an electrician until he retired in 1996, after 15 years of service. John was a member of the VFW #1275 and the American Legion #96 where he had served as Commander in 2000. During Memorial Day he would volunteer placing flags on the graves of veterans at local cemeteries. He had attended St. Charles Catholic Church. John enjoyed reading, gambling and traveling with his wife, especially out west to Las Vegas. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather.
John is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth Sherwin, of Columbus, OH; son, John D. (Beverly) Sherwin, of Powell, OH; brother, Mark Sherwin, Vermillion, OH;
sisters, Maureen (Robert)
Garcia of Toledo, OH and Victoria (William) Kreinbihl, of Graytown, OH; grandchildren, Lillian A. Fecke and Brayden A. Sherwin. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.
Funeral service will be on Friday, July, 19 2013, 1:00 p.m. at St. Charles Catholic Church in Lima. Visitation will be at the Shawnee Chapel Chiles-Laman Funeral and Cremation Services on Friday from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. with interment at Resurrection Cemetery Toledo, OH. Contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. Condolences may be expressed at
Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services
1170 Shawnee Rd
Lima, OH 45805
Published in Toledo Blade on July 16, 2013