Sherman L. Maps, 96 of Oceanport died Sunday, October 23rd at Monmouth Medical Center.
He was born and raised in Long Branch and was a graduate of Long Branch High School. He attended college in Philadelphia. He served honorably in the United States Army in World War II. Upon returning from the Army, Sherman began his career as a Mechanical Draftsman for EAI, where he retired from after 38 years of service.
Sherman loved to tend to his vegetable garden as well as his grape vines, strawberries and cantaloupe. As a young man, he built himself a rowboat and continued to row that boat in the Shrewsbury until recent years. He, his wife and daughters loved to camp and had camped the entire east coast. He was an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs as well as the NY Giants and the NY Yankees.
He was a fan of Fox News, he enjoyed the Weather Channel, Nat Geo and his favorite show was Dr. Pol. Sherman enjoyed reading Tom Clancy novels as well as Nelson Demille. He enjoyed blueberry pie and loved to read to his daughters when they were little the Blueberry Pie Elf book.
Sherman loved Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, jazz music, Glen Miller and Tennessee Ernie Ford. Family gatherings were his favorite, from family dinners to barbeques in the back yard to Thanksgiving and Christmas.
He was pre-deceased by his wife of 64 years Regina Greenwald Maps in July of 2021; his brother and sister, Charles Maps and Eleanor Harris; his niece and nephew, Charles Maps and Anne Katz.
Surviving are his daughters and sons-in-law, Tara and Richard DePue, Long Branch and Lori and Frank Van Brunt, Oceanport; his three grandchildren Caitlin, Colleen and her fiancé Shane Carroll and Paul Van Brunt; two great grandchildren, Mason and Haven; and his nieces and nephews Linda Dart, Michael Maps, Joan Ducore, Jonathan Maps and Guy Harris.
Visitation Thursday, Oct. 27th, 4 pm until the time of the service at 7 pm. Entombment Friday at Woodbine Mausoleum will be private. In lieu of traditional remembrances, Sherman’s family asks that you make a contribution to the SPCA, 260 Wall Street, Eatontown, NJ 07724; www.monmouthcountyspca.org.
To share a favorite memory or send a message of condolence please visit Sherman’s page of tributes at www.woolleyboglioli.com.