Zach Sherman, 34, passed away Friday, December 4, 2020 due to injuries sustained in a tragic ATV accident on Saturday, November 28, 2020. He was born May 29, 1986 to Ed and Mary (Kritz) Sherman in Canton, OH. He attended St. Thomas Aquinas High School where he met his wife, Julie Stidd. Zach and Julie were together 18 years and share two beautiful children, Ethan (13) and Carly (9).
Zach worked at Ajaxx Tocco as a welder where he was respected by all. His coworkers will remember him as someone who would drop what he was doing to help or share his knowledge. He also enjoyed mowing lawns with his friend, Richie Lautzenheiser.
Zach was a life-long Steelers fan and enjoyed watching the games each week with his family and friends. He enjoyed riding four wheelers, working on his truck, and played an active role in his children’s afterschool activities. Zach’s true passion was his family. He spent any free time with his children, wife, and extended family. Whether it was taking the kids on vacations or helping someone with yard work, he was never far from his loved ones. Zach was constantly helping others and would go out of his way to be there for friends and family. There are countless stories of Zach showing up when others needed him. This giving spirit was again seen in his decision to be an organ donor upon his death. With this selfless gift, he was able to give life to at least two people and potentially hundreds more.
He will be remembered for his sense of humor and how no one was off limits for his “good natured” teasing, but he was always there to offer a hug when you needed it. His big heart, crazy beard, and wonderfully opinionated self will never be forgotten and will live in all of us for the rest of our days.
He is preceded in death by his father, Ed Sherman; father-in-law, Rick Stidd; grandfathers, Leo Sherman and Paul Kritz; and uncles, Gary Sherman, George Fisher, and Robert Cline.
Zach is survived by his wife, Julie and children, Ethan, and Carly of Louisville; his mother, Mary Sherman of Louisville; his sisters, Jen (Mark) Merriman of Alliance; and Katy (Brandon Pollock) Sherman of Clinton; mother-in-law Terri Stidd of North Canton; sisters-in-law, Bethany (Nate) Gemberling of Oakland, CA, Sarah (Geno) Pasquinelli of Canton; niece, Mila Merriman; nephew, Leo Gemberling; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the amazing ICU doctors and nurses at Mercy Medical Center. They were compassionate and caring as Julie and family had to make tough decisions. They would also like to express gratitude to the team at Lifebanc, for their loving care of Zach in his final moments.
Zach’s family will receive friends Wednesday, December 9th, from 3-6 p.m. at the Sacred Heart of Mary Hall in Harrisburg. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Thursday, December 10th, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart of Mary Hall in Harrisburg with Rev. Fr. Robert Miller officiating. Those attending the services are asked to please wear a proper protective mask and practice safe distancing requirements.
We understand during these times that many may not feel comfortable attending services but ask that you keep Zach in your prayers. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the GoFundMe set up for his family. https://gf.me/u/za4q9p