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Karl Lee Sherman




Karl Lee Sherman, 67, died July 20, 2020 at his home in Patton, Pa. 

He was born in Bulter, PA on May 22, 1953 and was the son of the late Samuel D. Sherman and Julia Kastelan Sherman. 

In 1966 the Sherman family moved to Hagerstown, MD as the family sought to grow the family owned machine and supply business. 

Karl was a 1971 graduate of North Hagerstown High School followed by graduating at University of Maryland with a degree in Electrical Engineering. 

He was an avid audiophile and during his career he was employed at Bell Labs, Lockheed Martin, and other engineering firms pursuing his passion of electrical engineering and design. When it came to electrical engineering, Karl was an artist at his craft. He was also an avid car enthusiast who loved working on the maintenance and restoration of his vehicles. 

He is survived by his life companion, Bing Chen, brother Kurt T. Sherman of Hagerstown, MD, sisters Kathy Thrall of Crossville, TN and Clara Sherman, Dallas TX. He is also survived by three nephews, one niece and three great nieces.

Private funeral services will be held at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral home on August 3, 2020 with pastor Stan Steele of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. Burial will occur at Cedar Lawn Memorial Cemetery. 

Karl will be missed dearly by his family and friends.


Guest Book

Karl- You are truly in peace now from all of the responsibilities that you took on simply because you were the oldest of us four. Then the responsibility to keep an eye on our Mother as our Dad asked you to do before he passed. You never asked anything of anyone, but was always a giver. You kept a special eye out for your neice, Gretchen, your three nephews, Stephen, Will, and Reed, whether we liked it or not. God gave the two and a half years spent with you, Mom, and Debbie that led to some good memories. You were protective in grade school and was there to say, "Thats my little sister." And arranged fights with anyone who disrespected that. You will be truly missed as the sorrow , tears, and void of your passing will be replaced with the laughs and memories made. I know you are'nt alone now and happy in heaven. Thank you for all you did and bringing and sharing partner Bing around us. You will be always in our hearts and loved with strenghth forever....until we are all together again. Love, your sister and friend, Kathy.

Kathy Thrall
Crossville, TN.

Dear Cousins: So sorry to hear about Karl's death. I will keep you in prayer.

Sherry Drescher Small
Mississauga, Ontario

Sorry to learn of Karl's passing. He was a unique individual -- a very bright, fun loving, and upbeat person to be around. We both attended HJC and the University of MD in the early-mid 70's majoring in engineering, and both worked part-time at UPS in Hagerstown to pay for college. Karl was not one to follow the crowd. He went his own way and made his own mark. I can still remember the old Pinto, his sound laboratory-grade stereo system, and some of the crazy things he did -- a lot of good memories. We unfortunately lost touch years ago, but I am sure that all who knew him will miss him. My sympathies to all.

Bob Palla
Middletown, Maryland

May Karl rest in peaceful bliss. Bless you Clara for sharing your brother's life with those of us who deeply care and love you In Dallas. We share your grief. With all of our sympathy and condolences, Barbara and Frida.

Barbara Paige
Dallas, TX

Our sincerest condolences go out to the Sherman family and Bing.

Paul and Debbie Kendall
Ijamsville, MD

Condolences to the family. I went to school with Karl and graduated with him from NHHS in 1971. He was a truly nice person.

Bill Owens
Belcamp, MD

We will all miss you and your brilliant mind. May peace be with you

George Wagner
Kinnelon, NJ

My condolences to all the family...and to his companion!!!....

Debbie Mcguire
Hagerstown, MD

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