In memory of
Sherman John Edwards
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In memory of
Sherman John Edwards
Sherman John Edwards, 74, of Middletown died Friday, February 10, 2017 at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. He was a retired mechanical engineer from the former Navy Ships Parts Control Center, Mechanicsburg. While attending school, he worked at South Union Supply Co. He always wanted to drive tractor trailers and so after retirement, he drove for Chronister Trucking. He received his Associate's Degree from Williamsport Community College and BS from Penn State Capital Campus. He was a member of Prince Edwin/ Spring Creek Masonic Lodge 486, F&AM Middletown. He was a Past Potentate of Zembo Shrine, Past Commander of Legion of Honor, Past President of Zembo Sports Car Unit, Past President of Luncheon Club, Past President of the Middle Atlantic Shrine Assoc. of Horse Patrols, a member of the Mounted Patrol, and an honorary Zembo clown named, Foxy. He was an Ex MFH of Beaufort Hunt and a Past President of the local chapter of ASNE. He was also a Kentucky Colonel, a member of the Harrisburg Bridge Club and the National Carousel Assoc. In 1989 he was Husband of the Year for the International Side Saddle Organization. He rode his horse, Stretch, in two Tournament of Roses Parades and one Presidential Inaugural Parade. He was born May 25, 1942 in Wiconisco, PA. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Sharon "Sherry" Usoff Edwards; two sisters, Yvonne Dougherty and Barbara Rudisill both of Lancaster; sisters-in-law Diane Usoff and Judy Edwards also his beloved mother-in-law, Beryl Usoff, plus several nieces and nephews. Committal services with military honors will be held at the convenience of the family at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Hanover Twp. Instead of a viewing or funeral - Sharon, would like friends to visit her at home, at their convenience. The family would like to thank ALL of the staff of Hershey Medical Center for the excellent care Sherm received. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to Zembo Shrine Transportation Fund, 2801 N. 3rd St. Harrisburg, PA 17110. In the memo, please put (Kids Care Expo). As of this year, Zembo is changing the name of the Expo to the Sherman Edwards' Kids' Care Expo. He began this Expo 11 years ago when he was Potentate. All of the funds go to supporting the Shrine Hospital for Children and the cost of transporting patients there. For more information or to send messages of condolence, please visit
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