Edwin Gerald SHERMAN, 80, of Whitesville, NY, died Thursday, May 21, 2020 in the VA Medical Center, Buffalo, NY.
Born November 8, 1939, in Cortland, he was the son of Percy James and Ruth Margaret Pembleton Sherman.
On October 15, 1964, in Richburg, he married the former Linda Carrie Huntoon, who predeceased him on February 18, 2003.
A graduate of Bolivar High School, he served honorably with the US Army from 1961 – 1966 and with the US Air Force from 1966 until his retirement in 1981.
He was employed by Fitzpatrick’s Poultry Farms in Whitesville. Ed was a life member of Morrison B. Hayes American Legion Post #702 in Wellsville and Frank B. Church VFW #2530 in Wellsville. He resided at Manor Hills assisted living in Wellsville for the last four years.
Surviving are: two children, PJ (Sheri) Sherman of Whitesville and Linda (Steve) Twigg of Corning; five grandchildren, Dodie (Kris) Roseman, Todd (Abbi) Sherman, Carrie (Brandon) Cook, Kimberly Sherman, and Samantha Cook; six great-grandchildren; five siblings, Margaret Standridge of TX, Francis Sherman of TX, Ruth Cornelius of Wellsville, William (Ann) Sherman of Ada, OH, and Leonard Sherman of Whitesville; nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by two siblings, James Sherman and Alice Miller.
The immediate family will hold a private viewing at Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA followed by a graveside service in Whitesville Rural Cemetery. Military Rites will be accorded by members of Morrison B. Hayes American Legion Post #702.
The service will be video recorded for the public and posted Thursday on www.olneyfoust.com at the bottom of Ed’s obituary page.
Memorials may be made to the Whitesville Public Library, P.O. Box 158, Whitesville, NY 14897 or to LEEK Preserve serving wounded Veterans at www.leekpreserve.org.
Arrangements are under the direction of Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, Wellsville. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wellsvillefuneralhome.com.