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Sherman Walter Howard (1963-2019)

Sherman Walter Howard

CHESTERVILLE - Sherman Walter Howard, 56, of Chesterville, passed at Maine Medical Center in Portland on Nov. 16, 2019.

He was born May 1, 1963 to Beatrice Marson and Walter S Howard Sr. of Phillips he attended schools in Philips/Strong he worked in local saw mills for over 20 years. On June 5, 1993 he married his beloved wife Shelly Howard of Wilton.

He enjoyed puzzles, his pets, baking, burger king whoppers, and attending his sons sporting events. One of Sherman's favorite activities was sitting out on the porch. Sherman enjoyed sharing stories of his youth with several others. Sherman was a very devoted husband who would enjoy preparing most of the family's meals and always bragging about his sons.

Sherman is survived by his wife Shelly of 26 years, his sons Scott, Sam, and John, his father Walter Sherman Howard Sr of Farmington. Brother Cecil and his wife Vicki of Strong. Brother Randy and Sister Hope, and a special friend of the family Hunter Meeks of Chesterville. He is predeceased by his mother Beatrice, step mother Judy, his brother Walter Sherman Howard Jr. and his long time best friend JR.

A remembrance of life celebration will be held on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 at 3 p.m. at Wiles Remembrance Center 137 Farmington Falls Rd. Farmington, ME. The family suggests that those who desire make remembrance gifts in his memory to the Maine Cancer Foundation 170 US Rte. 1, Suite 250 Falmouth, ME 04105.

A kind word may be left on his memorial wall at

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9 Responses »

  1. Sure going to miss you alot !

  2. Shelly and boys,

    I am so sorry to hear of Sherm's passing. my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    love and hugs,

  3. My deepest sympathy, you are in my Thoughts and prayers

  4. I am sooo sorry Shelly. My love and prayers to you and the boys.

  5. Shelly,Scott,John,Sam,Steve and I were so sorry to hear about Sherm.I enjoyed talking with him,setting out on porch and getting to set out by the fire.

  6. Oh, Shelly! I am so sorry for your loss. May you and your boys find the strength to get through this difficult time. Thinking of you, my friend!!

  7. heart is broken - you're such a strong gal and you've always done good by your family, with Sherman's help. But now you're on your own. Call on your friends....we'll be there to help in whatever way we can. Time to dig deep, Shelly. You've got this.
    And remember Sherman always with a smile.

  8. I am so sorry to hear about his passing. I havn't seen sherman in years but i will always remember him from when i was growing up.

  9. I was so sorry to hear this news. My prayers go out to you and your children. I there is anything that my family can do you know how to get in touch. God Bless and keep you in His care. I remember the good times we all had at family reunions. Sherman would keep everyone laughing and he loved everybody. He loved you and the children the most and he showed it. I also remember this little boy at Christmas time when we had Grammie Leavitts family Christmas. He was always with a smile. Again God will keep You all held tightly in His arms. Farwell dear cousin. May you now be with angels and family gone before you in Heaven.