Thomas Tucker Sherman
Thomas Tucker Sherman was born in Candle, Alaska on January 24, 1944 and passed away peacefully with his family by his side on March 5, 2019.
Tom attended Candle territorial school, then high school at Mt. Edgecumbe in Sitka. Tom loved to learn and recite poetry, most recently Robert Services’ poem “The Cremation of Sam McGee.”
Upon graduating from high school, Tom was drafted into the Army where he spent time in Viet Nam. He later joined the Army Reserve and the Alaska National Guard.
In the Army, Tom was an aviation mechanic and it was those skills that he carried throughout his life. One of his favorite jobs was working as a crane operator for the logging company on Monteque Island.
Tom lived in Nome where he raised his children until he moved to Chenega where he spent the last 24 years.
Tom was loved by all, known as ‘Boof’ to his close friends and family and was everybody’s ‘Uncle Tom.’
Tom leaves behind his children Thomas ‘Hossy’ Sherman, his children Mikeal, Steffen, Katrina and Erin; Twila Sherman Komp, her husband Craig and their children Calvin and Harrison; Larry Sherman and his wife Sheri, their children Darren and Derrek; Romay Edenshaw and her children Kayla and Shania. He’s also survived by his brothers Mike (Dorothy) Sherman and Jake (Glenda) Sherman; and sisters Dana Sherman, Peggy (Charles) Fagerstrom, Gail (Larry) Evanoff, Nancy (Louie Sr.) Green; and many nieces and nephews.
Tom requested that his ashes be placed in Keewalik by his mother Lizzy, his brothers Jerry and Nick and sisters Hazel and baby girl. A date has not yet been set.