Edward S. Sherman, 66, of Bechtelsville, husband of the late Teresa A. (Sagin) Sherman, passed away suddenly on Thursday July 28, 2022.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of the late Edward and Theresa (Mattey) Sherman.

Ed loved helping others. He volunteered at Helping Hands, Boyertown Area Multi Service, and donated blood as often as he could. He was also an active sponsor and helped out with AA. Ed had his 3rd degree black belt in Taekwondo. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and would often chase his grandchildren around on his unicycle. He was a retired corrections officer from Graterford State Penitentiary.

Surviving are his sons Matthew Sherman husband of Kim and Nicholas Sherman husband of Alpa; grandchildren Sophia Sherman, Abigail Stump, Ethan Sherman, Noah Sherman, Nayan Sherman, and Aveen Sherman; sisters Diane Derrick, Florence Rauh wife of Robert, and Theresa Sell wife of the late Brian; and his brother David Sherman.

Along with his wife and parents, Ed was predeceased by his sisters Deborah and Christine, and his grandson Zachary Stump.

Services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating a pint of blood or becoming an organ donor for Gift of Life in honor of Ed.

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So sorry for your sudden loss, I know what that's like. I remember him well from gratersford prison. As I worked there to . He will be missed.

~ Linda Geiger Barto, PA
8/9/2022 11:46:40 AM

Matt, Nicky & family, you know me, and your dad go back a long way. I am so sick at heart to hear of his passing. He is the best man I know. I will miss meeting him at Michaels to catch up whenever Sherry & I were out of town. He left a hole in my heart. Rest in peace dear brother.

~ Mike Ruchinski
8/9/2022 11:33:03 AM

Ed's family - i knew your father while working at the Graterford Prison and actually got to know him and your mother - i also got to know him outside of prison --my ex-husband and i attended Jim Murray's Taekwon-Do along with hin. Your father was "one of the good ones" both at work and outside of work. I was honored to have known him, even though i hadn't seen him for years. He was well liked at the prison. We are all so sorry and will be keeping you all in our prayers. Judy Martino (Wadsworth)

~ Judy Martino (Wadsworth) Reading, PA
8/5/2022 12:07:07 AM

Sherm, thank you for allowing me to be in your small circle of friends. Most people saw your hard exterior, but you had a heart of gold and was very loyal to your family and friends. I will miss your texts and phone calls and I will never forget all your kindness. To his family, he always told me that you all were his greatest accomplishments. Thanks for sharing him with me and my family.

~ Kelly Knapp
8/4/2022 5:08:16 PM

I was deeply shocked and saddened to learn of Ed's passing, I worked at Graterford with Ed and his Father, Mr. Sherman, who were both friends as well as fellow Corrections Officers who excelled at their job. Please accept my deepest sympathies. Mike Malick

~ Michael Malick Pottstown, PA
8/4/2022 8:08:53 AM

Humbly accept our family's most profound sympathies and prayers to all of your family. We were honored to call Ed a friend and share time in the rooms of AA as he offered experience, strength, and HOPE to so so many over the years. God Bless

~ Joseph Smith Friend of Bill W.
8/3/2022 6:17:44 PM