Ralph C. Sherman

Ralph Chester Sherman 91, of Deerfield Road Cranston passed away peacefully on July 1, 2019 at the Providence VA Medical Center following a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Margaret G. Sherman.

Born December 29, 1927 in Miamisburg, Ohio he was the son of the late Charles and Mary Sherman. Ralph was the fifth child of eleven children. He is survived by his two sons Steven S. Sherman of New Bedford, MA and Paul D. Sherman of Cranston.

Ralph was a WWII Veteran who proudly served in the United States Marine Corps Infantry. After settling in Cranston in 1947, he was a lifelong resident. He retired in 1996 from General Dynamics and then later Butler Hospital, in 1998.

He enjoyed his long retirement years feeding the backyard birds and chipmunks, reading, watching television and adoring the family pets. Known as “Papa Bear” he was a past member of Volunteer Fire Company #1 of Pawtuxet for 12 years and also an associate member of the Harmony Lodge #9 F & A. M. for over 40 years.

His funeral will be held on Monday July 8th at 10:00am in The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue Cranson. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the Service beginning at 8:00am. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Johnston.

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Randy Hoxsie Jr. - 07/02/2019

Very sorry for your loss Paul. Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

James R Taft Sr. - 07/02/2019

Sorry for your loss and you will be in our thoughts Paul.

Christopher Cote - 07/02/2019

Very sorry for your loss, thinking of you and your family.

Shawn Feeney - 07/02/2019

Sorry for you loss

Richard J Newman Sr - 07/02/2019

Sorry for your loss

Courtney and Donald - 07/03/2019

Our deepest condolences to you and your family.

Lisa Plummer - 07/03/2019

Very sorry for you loss.

Tim Gregson - 07/03/2019

Sorry for your loss will be missed for sure prayers

Jaime Castillo - 07/03/2019

So sorry for your loss Paul .

Sue and Steve woods - 07/03/2019

Our deepest sympathy for you and your family

Nancy A. Savastano - 07/03/2019

My love and prayers are with you Paul. . .XO

Donna Longo-Kumes - 07/03/2019

Paul - I am so very sorry about the loss of your dad. It sounds like he enjoyed life and his retirement. My prayers are with you and your family. xo

Rick and Janie Hadfield - 07/03/2019

Sorry for your loss Paul. Janie and I will miss Pops.

George and Debbie Welchman - 07/03/2019

We miss him and think of him every day. Thank you Paul for all you did for him.

Dave & Lorraine Bouchard - 07/04/2019

Remembering Papa Bear on the Fourth of July for his service to the nation with the United States Marine Corps and to the community for serving with his sons, brothers and sisters as a member of Volunteer Fire Company #1 of Pawtuxet. Thanks Pops.

Norm Menard - 07/04/2019

Paul, Sorry for your loss

Bobby Cesario - 07/04/2019

My Prayers and Condolences to the Sherman Family.
Brother Ralph: Thank You ever so much for bringing me to the light of Free Masonry. Here is what you taught me that I will carry for the rest of my life.
The largest and oldest secular fraternal order in the world, Freemasonry crosses all religious boundaries to bring together individuals of all countries, sects, and opinion in peace and harmony to work towards the betterment of all mankind. A universal brotherhood, Freemasonry is dedicated to serving the divine through service to family, country, and humankind. Until we meet again in that Celestial Place my Brother....Rest in Peace.

Jim Vose - 07/05/2019

My condolences to you and your family Paul

George DeDentro - 07/08/2019

Paul, sorry for your loss.

Ryan Mann - 07/08/2019

My condolences to you and your family.

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