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GALESVILLE, MARYLAND - Clayton R. Sherman 77, passed away from complications of cancer, Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at his home in Galesville, MD. He was under the care of Hospice.

Clay was born March 4, 1936 in Watertown, NY, the son of the late Ray H. and Lilly B. (Schultz) Sherman. He graduated from Watertown High School in 1954 and enlisted in the Marines, serving until 1958. After his discharge he worked at Capital Airlines in Washington, DC, then for an industrial laundry. He then settled in Galesville, MD, where he worked at The Hartge Yacht Yard. He lived close to the yacht yard where his work and his fellow workers were a large part of his life. Dick Zimmerman, a friend from Hartge and longtime friend, Linda Owen, spent much time helping Clay during his illness. Clay was a very active even into his 70’s. He played hockey on the Geri Hatricks Hockey Team from Laurel, MD and enjoyed bowling.

Clay is survived by his brother Jim Sherman and Jim’s wife Jo Ann Pastor of Watertown, NY; a daughter from his first marriage, Lisa (Gerry) Pannoni, who have four children and three grand-children; and a daughter from his second marriage Tracey (Doug) Scott, who have three children. Clay’s many nieces and nephews will miss his annual visits to his hometown.

Clay’s sister, Evelyn (Sherman) Phelps passed away December 23, 2012.

There will be no calling hours. A private cremation is at the convenience of the family. A “Celebration of Clay’s Life” will be announced when arrangements are finalized.

Condolences can be made to Jim Sherman, 21529 NYS RT 232, Watertown, NY 13601 or e-mailed to jsherman@twcny.rr.com. They will be passed on to family members.

Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice in your area.

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