John R. Sherman
1939 - 2021
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John R. Sherman

Millerton, PA - John R. Sherman, 81, of Millerton, PA, passed away on June 10, 2021. Born on December 18, 1939, he was the son of the late Willard and Georgianna (Smith) Sherman.

For many years, John worked at the A&P plant in Horseheads. He went on to work for Southern Tier News in Elmira Heights.

John was a great friend to many, and loved helping others. John was a life time member of the Millerton Fire Department, a bowler and a member of the CB Radio Club. He was also an umpire for many years which he loved.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Sandra Austin.

He is survived by his three daughters, Terri (Sean) Kelly of Lawrenceville, PA, Stephanie (Ralph) Perry of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, Diane (Ed Brimmer) Ross of Millerton, PA; 12 grandchildren; T.J, Kristen, Katie, Alisha, Carrie, Brandy, Becky, Cody, Christopher, Johnny, Brandon, and Amy and several great-grandchildren, also a special friend Cheryl Altilio.

At John's request, services will be private and at the convenience of his family.

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Published by Star-Gazette from Jun. 12 to Jun. 13, 2021.
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To John's Family: On May 7, 2011, John was Inducted into the Evangelical Church Athletic Association's, Hall of Fame, Class of 2010, as an Umpire who served our softball community with dedication and honor. May his example remain in your hearts and in the memories you hold dear.

God Bless, Harold Smith, ECAA Hall of Fame Chairman 2011
Harold Smith
June 15, 2021
My sincerest condolences to the Sherman family. We had the pleasure of working with “ Sherm” for a number of years at STN. He was a great guy; always extremely kind to everyone and fun to work with. He will be deeply missed.

J. and M. Brate
June 15, 2021
I am so blessed to have known you. The care that you took of our family. The never ending energy that it required to work 2 and sometimes 3 jobs, with little to no sleep. Thank you for deciding to help raise us and for your role as Dad. I am forever grateful and will miss you dearly. All of the memories good and not goid. Rest in peace Dad
T Kelly
June 14, 2021
What a Huge loss. Sherm was an awesome friend/ extended family to me. A very caring man who would go out of his way to put a smile on your face. So many memories with this guy and a whole lot of laughs through the years. He loved scouting for his bottles n cans and finding the candy/junk food bargains after each holiday to sneak my way, as he knew I had no willpower. He would get a kick out of it all. I can't begin to mention all the pranks he succeeded to pull on me especially at Birthday time. RIP my great friend, you will NEVER EVER be forgotten.
Cheryl The Brat
June 13, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Carrie Austin
June 13, 2021
Sherman Family,
Very sorry to hear about John’s passing. My son and I worked many softball and baseball games together. We enjoyed his company at the sanitary barber every time he came in. Our prayers are with you and your family. God Bless you all.
Craig and Rick Milazzo
Richard Milazzo
June 13, 2021
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