CHARLTON: Earl C. Sherman,69, of Charlton, died Tuesday, June 21 at Lutheran Rehab. & Skilled Care Center in Worcester after a long battle with C.O.P.D.
He leaves his wife of 35 years, Nancy Jalbert Sherman, his daughters; Jacquelyn S. and Amanda F. Sherman of Charlton, his brother; Alan Gray Sherman and his wife Josifina Sherman of Maynardville, TN., and a grandson; A'vion Byrd of Worcester, nieces and nephews.
Earl was a first class stationary engineer at First Light Power (Mt. Tom Station) in Holyoke before retiring in 2014, he previously worked at Salem Harbor Power .
Born in Lynn, he was the son of Elbridge G. and Irma F. (Forte) Sherman and lived in Middleton before moving to Charlton. He was a 1971 graduate of Masconomet Regional High School in Boxford, and attended Berklee College of Music on a scholarship for performance trumpet. Some of Earl's best memories were playing his trumpet in the band Twelve 76. He later served his country in the US Navy during the Vietnam War.
Earl was a die hard New England Patriots fan and never missed Wheel of Fortune or Jeopardy. Earl recently celebrated 20 years of sobriety, one of his greatest accomplishments. Earl had a witty sense of humor and could always get you to crack a smile.
At his request, there will be no funeral services at this time. Please omit flowers. Earl was an animal lover and had many pets through the years. Contributions may be made to the Worcester Animal Rescue League, 139 Holden St., Worcester, MA 01606 or Sunny Meadow Sanctuary, 260 Chapman Rd., Barre, MA 01005