Robert Brewster Sherman
April 5, 1931 - February 5, 2013
Nickerson Funeral Home
February 7, 2013
"Old Glory Homestead", 157 Tubman Road, Brewster, Mass. 02631
into eternal rest to be with his Savior on Feb. 5th after a courageous
battle with lung cancer, COPD, and a paralyzed vocal chord.
Devoted, beloved husband of I. Marie Sherman, loving father of Jill Razinha
of Harwich, and Jack Sherman (wife Yasuyo) of Sherman Oaks, CA. Loving
and proud grandfather of Tanner, Colton and Landon Ellison of Harwich.
He was their "Pa." Loving brother of Suzanne Dupont of Centerville.
Born: In Middleboro,
Mass. April 5, 1931 to the late Henry and Gertrude Sherman.
Stepson of the late Russell G. Dupont.
Education: Middleboro Public Schools, Senior Class President, 1948. A
gifted athlete, Bob was Captain of the baseball, football, and basketball
teams. Attended Monson Academy and Norwich University. Graduated from
Jack Rossiter Baseball School in Cocoa Beach, Florida to pursue his love
He signed on with the Minor League clubs of the Washington Senators as
a southpaw pitcher, playing in the minor leagues in TN, NY, KY, and FL
for several years, and then Semi-Pro Baseball in Minnesota.
He played for the Yarmouth Indians town team before the current Cape Cod
Baseball League was formed.
Bob met Marie
on a summer romance 54 years ago. The romance lasted and they were married
over 53 years ago in Mansfield, Mass. in 1959.
Bob worked as a top Display Advertising Salesman for the Cape Cod Times
from 1960 until his retirement in 1981 when he went into gardening/landscaping
until 2007, spending his last 15 working years groundskeeping at Thirwood
Place. He worked tirelessly to keep "Old Glory Homestead's"extensive
grounds carefully groomed.
Bob was a
humble man with a quiet sense of humor who cherished his family and loved
being outdoors. He was an excellent Little League coach. He was an accomplished
furniture refinisher and made a hobby of finding bargains at yard sales.
He also knew how to run successful yard sales and brought pleasure to
those who attended his interesting sales over the years.
He looked forward to weekend and longer trips with Marie, and especially
the time spent at Torsey Lake in Maine when the family would come up making
precious memories together – fishing, canoeing, playing board games,
lobster feasts, yard sales, church suppers, and much more.
Bob attended Brewster Baptist Church and always enjoyed Pastor Doug Scalise's
sermons. He will be missed by many, and our family gatherings will never
be the same, but we were blessed to have him in our lives for so many
years. We believe he is at peace, and joyful to be "home."
Marie, Jill and Jack wish to thank all those who have shown incredible
kindness during this difficult time, including family, friends, Dr. Timothy
Herrick and staff, and Hope Health Hospice.
In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made to: The Caring Cupboard Food Panty, c/o
Brewster Baptist Church, 1848 Main St., Brewster, MA, 02631….or:
Hope Health Hospice, 765 Attucks Lane, Hyannis, MA 02601.
visitation will be held from 11a-12p at Brewster Baptist Church, 1848
Main St., Brewster, MA with a memorial service starting at 12pm. A reception
will follow at the church. Burial will be private.