December 5, 1944 - June 20, 2022
Pamela Rhoades Sherman of Tinton Falls, NJ, passed away on June 20, 2022. She was 77. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, George Sherman, her children, Kathleen (and Daniel) Sadowsky of East Brunswick, NJ and Michael Sherman of Bellingham, WA, her brother James (and Janice) Rhoades of Virginia, and her loving granddaughters, Anna and Emily, as well as many other friends and family. Pam was born to James and Lillian Rhoades in Passaic, NJ. She had a happy childhood, roller skating, reading and writing, marching with the Passaic High School marching band, and spending summers down the shore in Lavallette. She graduated from Montclair State College with a degree in English education, and went on to teach 7th grade English at George White School in Hillsdale, NJ, where she met her husband. After moving to Westwood, NJ and having her daughter, Pam temporarily left full-time teaching to become a full-time mom and volunteer. She was a president of her children's Parent School Organization, and both a girl scout and cub scout leader. After 10 years, she returned to the classroom as a kindergarten aide at Woodside School in River Vale, NJ where she helped children learn to read, write, add, and open their lunches for 20 years. Pam was heavily involved with St. Andrew's Church in Westwood NJ. She sang with the Saint Andrews Music Ministry for nearly 40 years before moving to Tinton Falls. She also took part in Women's Cornerstone and the Parish Council. These facts are merely the framework of Pam's life, but do not come close to describing who she was. She had a wonderful sense of humor. She was not afraid to fully embrace the things she loved and make it well known what she disliked (chief among those — fish and mushrooms). She was a poet and a writer and a storyteller and a singer. She was her family's chief cheerleader and never without a kind word. She was a person of strong faith with the courage to question that faith in order to deepen it. She had an unmatched courage and tenacity, especially when facing her years of illness. Everyone who knew her loved her, and her absence is sorely felt. A memorial gathering will be from 2pm to 4pm on Sunday June 26, 2022 at the Bongarzone Funeral Home, 2400 Shafto Road, Tinton Falls (Masks are Encouraged). A memorial mass will be held 11am on Monday June 27, 2022 at the Seabrook Village Auditorium at (Town Square), 3000 Essex Road, Tinton Falls, NJ. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to: Seabrook Village Resident Care Fund, c/o Ann Marie Matthews, 3000 Essex Road, Tinton Falls, NJ 07753 or to the charity of your choice.
Pamela Rhoades Sherman of Tinton Falls, NJ, passed away on June 20, 2022. She was 77. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, George Sherman, her children, Kathleen (and Daniel) Sadowsky of East Brunswick, NJ and Michael Sherman of Bellingham,... View Obituary & Service Information
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