Carl R. Sherman, 86, Clayton

CLAYTON, NY — Carl R. Sherman, 86, formerly of Syracuse, passed away at his home in Clayton on Wednesday, December 26, 2018.

There will be no services at this time.

Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton.

Born Dec. 31, 1931, in Syracuse, the son of the late Paul and Isabelle Coyne Sherman, he was a graduate of Valley High School, Syracuse.

On January 25, 1951 he entered the US Marine Corps. He received the National Defense Service, United Nations Service, and Good Conduct Medals and also the Korean Service Medal with two stars. He was honorably discharged as a Sergeant in the Marines on Jan. 14, 1954.

He married Barbara L. Greene on Oct. 30, 1954, in Syracuse. In 2006 the couple moved to Clayton.

Carl worked for NY Telephone and then for AT&T in Syracuse for a total of 36 years. He had been a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Syracuse. He enjoyed woodworking, keeping fit by running, bike riding, swimming and walking, and had a love of the outdoors. While his children were growing up, Carl and Barb enjoyed taking them camping. His love of his family was paramount for him.

Along with his wife, Barbara, Carl is survived by his five children, Daniel F. Sherman, Clayton, Carl R. “Rick” Sherman and wife, Suzette, Sante Fe, NM, Thomas E. Sherman and wife, Beverly, Baldwinsville, Sandra L. Stedman and husband, Sam, Clayton, and James M. Sherman, Clayton; six grandchildren, Emily, Olivia, Julian, Carl, Katey, and Sam; a sister, Beverly Dever, Marcellus; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A brother, Paul Sherman, died before him.

In lieu of flowers donations in Carl’s name may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601.

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