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“Deb, Sorry to hear of the passing of your father-in-law. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless. ”
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Rev. William Henry Sherman, 86, of Lebanon went home to be with his Lord and be reunited with his wife Ruth Metz Sherman who passed away in 1984 and son Gary who passed away in 1998, on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at the Reading Medical Center. He was born in Ono on November 19, 1931, son of the late Arthur W. and Sarah D. Boyer Sherman.
Bill was a 1950 Honors graduate of Jonestown High School. He attended Lebanon Business College and later Lebanon Valley College and Elizabethtown College. He became bookkeeper at Perry B. Reifsnyder Piano and was later employed for over 20 years at Bogene, Inc. In 1973 he entered the Evangelical School of Theology in Myerstown, while assisting Rev. George D. Zimmerman at Calvary Church, Lebanon. After graduation in 1976 he was ordained June 23, 1976 as a pastor in the United Church of Christ denomination. Bill then served St. John's UCC, Lebanon for over 10 years, St. John's UCC, Shamokin over 15 years and was currently serving as Supply Pastor since 2004 at St. Paul's UCC in Millbach.
Bill enjoyed playing guitar, collecting Southern Gospel recordings and videos and was a strong fan of Philadelphia sport teams. He spent many hours in Bible study and enjoyed listening to Rev. Charles Stanley, Rev. David Jeremiah and deceased radio pastors Charles Fuller and Oliver Greene.
Bill is survived by sons Brian L., husband of Debra Sherman of Lebanon, David M., husband of Sally Sherman of Shamokin, grandchildren, Caitlin, daughter of Gary and Cheryl, Matthew and Kyle, sons of Brian and Debra, daughter in law Cheryl Sherman of Shamokin and Bill's close and good friend Kathryn L. Dissinger. In addition to his parents, wife and son, he was preceded in death by a brother Ralph who was killed in 1945 while serving during WWII and sister Grace Krall.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend Bill's memorial service on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 1:00 from St. Paul's UCC- Millbach, 13 Church Road, Newmanstown, PA 17073. Private casketed burial will be held in Grand View Memorial Park. A public viewing will be held Sunday, November 26, 2017 from 4 to 7 PM at Porterfield-Scheid Funeral Directors & Cremation Services, Ltd., 890 Isabel Dr., (next to Quentin Circle) Lebanon, PA. Memorial contributions in Bill's memory may be made to St. Paul's UCC-Millbach.
For further information please call 717-272-4634 or to share on line condolences visit www.porterfieldscheidfh.com