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“Dear Shirley: We're very sorry you've lost your husband. What a good guy. Sincerely, John and Suzanne Talbott Megan Talbott's Parents (c. 1977) ”
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“Dear Shirley and family, Beaver and I just learned of Don's passing and are so sorry for your loss. He was a great fellow and certainly showed great...Read More »
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“Mr. Sherk (as we knew him) was one of the best neighbors you could ever have. He was energetic and cheerful -- and my girls still remember the gifts...Read More »
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“My dear man, how I loved you. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I am so grateful for you. You changed my life; you were like a father to me. And it...Read More »
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Peterborough, New Hampshire - Donald Martyn Sherk, 84, died at RiverMead on November 26, 2010.
Mr. Sherk was born in Teheran, Persia, on October 8, 1926, the son of Joy (Kelsey) and Reverend Elgin Sherk. He was a graduate of the Mt. Hermon School (now Northfield-Mt. Hermon) and the University of New Hampshire; he earned his master's degree at the University of Hartford. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, and lived in Ohio, New York, and Connecticut before moving to Peterborough in 1968. He taught school for 45 years, first in Connecticut and for 25 years in the ConVal district. He volunteered at Monadnock Community Hospital and was a good father, an avid gardener, a devoted husband of 57 years, and an avid Syracuse University fan.
In addition to his wife Shirley, he is survived by his daughter, Deborah S. Smoyer of Julian, Pennsylvania, and his son, Douglas M. Sherk of Rancho Mirage, California; 2 nieces and a nephew.
Burial will be private for the family on November 30 in Pine Hill Cemetery, Peterborough. A celebration of his life will be held on December 11, 2010, at 11 AM, at Jellison Funeral Home, 25 Concord Street, Peterborough, New Hampshire. A reception will follow at Brady's American Grill, Peterborough

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