Gregory (Greg) E Sherman, 69, of Huron, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly in the early morning of November 4, 2021 at Firelands Regional Medical Center Main Campus, Sandusky and in the company of his wife, Maryla.
Greg was born February 8, 1952 in Sandusky to the late Ray and Marie Sherman.
He was a Perkins High School graduate and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Bowling Green State University in 1975.
In 1979, Greg married Maryla Kerber of Sandusky.
Greg began a lifelong career in business starting in 1975 with Signal Financial Corporation moving to Trustcorp Bank in 1977. His duties included installment lending and Branch Manager. In 1985, he was promoted to Regional Consumer Services Officer with responsibility over six regional offices.
The last 25 years of Greg’s work life were as a self-employed financial consultant to local and regional government agencies where his work consisted mainly of economic development activities. He was highly respected for his financial acumen and straight forward way of thinking about business issues.
Greg was very committed to giving back to his community and recently stepped down from the Board of Directors of the Bayshore Counseling Services. Over the years, he served on the United Way board, Erie Regional Planning commission, Erie County Economic Development Board, the Volunteer Center, North coast Youth Services, Sandusky Adult Education and Double S Industries business advisory boards. He was a long time member of the Sandusky Lions Club and also served as President of the North Central Ohio Chapter of the American Institute of Banking. Greg was also eager to work with local senior citizen and youth groups. He was a member and volunteer at Holy Angels Catholic Church, Sandusky and Prince of Peace Church, Sun City Center, FL.
Greg was an itinerant traveler and over the years, he and Maryla visited such exotic locales as Teblisi, Russia, Bora Bora and even the Antarctic. Together, they cruised the five oceans and visited the seven continents of the world. They were always planning their next adventure including a possible return to Antarctica and spending some time in Japan. The past few winters, Greg and Maryla enjoyed escaping the cold of Ohio for their condominium in Sun City Center, FL.
Greg was a naturally funny, quick-witted and irreverent guy who always said what was on his mind. There was never a doubt about how he thought on any given subject. He was also a very kind person and always ready to help friends and neighbors in need.
Greg is survived by his wife of 42 years best travel buddy, Maryla Sherman; brother Jeff Sherman (Melody McCowell) and sister Denise, nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.
It was his wish to be cremated. His family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, from 4 - 6 PM at David F. Koch Funeral and Cremation Services, 520 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday morning, Nov 11, 2021 at 10 AM at Holy Angels Church, 428 Tiffin Avenue, Sandusky. Fr. Philip Feltman officiating. Inurnment will be held in Calvary Cemetery, Sandusky.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Holy Angels Catholic Church, 428 Tiffin Ave, Sandusky, OH 44870 or Cancer Services of Erie County, 505 E Perkins Ave, Sandusky, OH 44870. Your memories and words of comfort may be shared with his family at davidfkoch.com