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MANCHESTER -- Sherman Phillip Kostick, beloved husband of Laurie (Segal), died on Monday, Feb. 4, at the Maine Veterans' Home in Augusta after a long illness. Sherman was born on Dec. 21 1930, in Lynn, Mass., and recently celebrated his 82nd birthday at the Maine Veterans' Home with a gathering organized by his wife.

He grew up in Lynn, the son of Jacob and Esther Kostick, and took over Young's Furniture from his father and grandfather who founded it in 1898. His childhood in Lynn by the ocean instilled in him a love of fishing which lasted a lifetime and eventually brought him to Maine in 2000.

Sherman was a natural salesman both in the store and on the road. He loved selling, and his son Benjamin recalls that if you wanted to close the deal, you called in Sherman.

Sherman served in the Army in the Korean War.

One of his secrets as a salesman was his skill as a raconteur and teller of jokes. In his last days at the Maine Veterans' Home he became good friends with Maine humorist Gary Crocker who visited his father at the veterans' home and shared jokes and stories with Sherman.

Sherman also leaves his son, Benjamin, of Lake Worth, Fla.; and grandchildren Rebecca and Jared Kostick and Jason and Andrew Kessel. Jared and Andrew are sons of Sherman's beloved daughter, Sharon, who died much too young in 2000. Sherman also leaves his brother, Milton, and Milton's wife Nancy; his nieces Jennifer Radice and Susan Kostick; Laurie's niece, Erin McDonald; and his beloved dogs Sammy and Rusty.

A graveside burial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7 at Temple Beth El Cemetery on Lowell Street in Peabody, Mass. A memorial service will be at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, at Temple Beth El in Augusta.

Donations in Sherman's memory may be made to the Maine Veterans' Home, 310 Cony Road, Augusta ME 04330.

Arrangements by The Portland Jewish Funeral Home; 774-3733.

Published in Central Maine on Feb. 6, 2013
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