Charles J. Sherman


Charles 'Chuck' 'Charlie' 'Chuckles' Joseph Sherman passed away on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. He was 87 years old.

Born into a farming family in Galway, NY, Chuck graduated high school in 1951 and apprenticed with his cousin installing flooring. Chuck opened his Sherman Tile Company business on Middleline Road in Ballston Spa, NY, in 1956. He married Donna Faber in 1953, and had three sons. After Donna's unfortunate passing, Chuck remarried Lorraine Stephenson in 1976 which brought two more boys to the family.

Chuck was an active member of the Saratoga Springs Chamber of Commerce, Elks, Home Builder's Association, and Simpson United Methodist Church in Rock City Falls.

Chuck enjoyed hard work and hard play. On most weekends, the families of Middleline Road would get together to socialize in Chuck's basement, BBQ at the dug pond pavilion, or camp in the Adirondacks. Chuck was famous for organizing the social agenda and earned the title of Wagon Master. Sherman Tile Company parties were always the talk of the town and Chuck memorialized many events with his ever present VHS camcorder.

Chuck and Lorraine enjoyed socializing with friends and spent many weekends dancing the night away. They also loved to travel. They frequently vacationed in Maine and traveled to other places like Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and Alaska. They also enjoyed traveling through western states collecting Native American and cowboy art.

Chuck loved living on his hill across from the tile company where he would sit by the fire and enjoy the view of Vermont. He lived at home for the remainder of his days.

Chuck is survived by wife Lorraine; sons Skip, Rick, John, and Pete; grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends. He was predeceased by his grandson Jason, and his son Joe. Chuck made everyone feel like they were part of his family and he will be sorely missed.

Funeral services will be held 10am Wednesday, August 11 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial will follow in Galway Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours on Tuesday, August 10 from 3pm to 7pm at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to Simpson United Methodist Church or Saratoga County Animal Shelter.

Guest Book

Richard and Brenda Baird

We send you prayers of peace Lorraine, Chuck will be missed. He was a warm and caring person with a smile whenever we visited. We had many great conversations and chicken soup deliveries. His stories were always welcome, he knew so much about Rock City Falls and the area. There will be an empty space where he once was, until we meet again.

Cara & Stan Jojo

Chuck was one of the very best, gregarious, humble and hilarious person on the earth, generous to a fault, and we always felt like family when around him. We have many fond memories of Chuck and those memories will forever make us smile. Fly high Chuckles, we love you.

With Profound Condolences and Love,

Cara, Stan and Brian Jojo

Pat & Burt Bryant

So sad to hear that Chuck passed away. We were planning on getting over to see Chuck & Norm in the fall before she went to Florida. We had such a nice time when we came to visit them last year. It is so hard to keep losing the Old Guard. So many good memories associated with them. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers, even though we don't think we will be able to make the viewing hours. Our love to the whole family.

Steve Bleznyk

My condolences to Lorraine, Rick, and family. Chuck was a very kind and generous man. One of my best memories of Chuck was the day my Uncle took me sledding on the hill as a kid. Chuck drove down with his 4-wheeler and would tow me all the way back up the hill so that I didn’t have to walk. He was so thrilled that we were having such a good time on his hill!

Laura and John Miller

Oh Lorraine and family, we are so sad to hear of Chuck's passing. He was such a dear and funny, smart and generous man. He made meetings at Simpson fun and I always enjoyed helping him and catching up with him at the post office. Even when he had physical setbacks he'd give a cheerful response and ask how you were doing. We will miss his warmth and humor. We wish you all all the peace and comfort.

Dennis and Marsha Roberts

Chuck was an amazing man, we will always remember him dearly. Our thoughts are with the Sherman family.