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OLIVER W. 'POP PETE' SHERBERT

July 26, 1925 August 4, 2013
OLIVER W. 'POP PETE' SHERBERT
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Oliver Winterson Sherbert was born on July 26, 1925 in Baltimore, Maryland. Oliver was affectionately known as 'Pete' or 'Pop Pete', and was the second of two children born to the union of Oliver and Florence Parran Sherbert. Pete attended Calvert County Public schools. On January 19, 1944 he entered into the United States Navy, where he served his country proudly for two years. In 1946, at the age of 21, Pete married the love of his life, Hattie Jeanette (Jean) Stewart, and to this union was born four children: Renard, Melvin, Oliver and Brenda. From 1946 to 1960, Pete and Jean lived in Washington, DC. The family relocated to Calvert County in 1960. Pete worked for the U.S. Postal service for more than 38 years. He enjoyed a short retirement and decided to go back to work. He worked for the Calvert County government as a bus operator for over ten years. Pete was a member of the American Legion, Post #220 as well as a member of Victoria Lodge #71 F. & AM. P.H.A., his pastimes included gardening, hunting, telling stories, reading The Washington Post, celebrating his birthday and wedding anniversaries (which fell on the same day, July 26th), and spending time with his family. Pete and Jean opened their home to not just family, but also to friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver and Florence Sherbert; wife, Hattie Jeanette (Jean) Sherbert; and grandson, Derrick Stewart Sherbert. He leaves to mourn: one sister, Rosalie Guerra (Isadore); three sons, Renard, Melvin, and, Oliver Sherbert; one daughter, Brenda Wills (Damian); one sister-in-law, Florence E. Gross; special niece and nephew, Florence and Francis; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends; including: Kevin Bobbitt 'Petie' (a cousin whom he treated like a son) and Vivian Smith, a special first cousin. Other special family members include: Walter and Wilson Parran, Johnny and Wilhelmena Stewart, Wilcis Freeland, Jr., and a special friend, Claude Brooks.

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2:00 pm on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at

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Visitation

Saturday

10

Aug

9:30 AM 8/10/2013 9:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 8/10/2013 10:30:00 AM
Mt. Olive UM Church

10 Fairground Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Mt. Olive UM Church
10 Fairground Road Prince Frederick 20678 MD
United States

Service

Saturday

10

Aug

11:00 AM 8/10/2013 11:00:00 AM
Mt. Olive UM Church

10 Fairground Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Mt. Olive UM Church
10 Fairground Road Prince Frederick 20678 MD
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery Final Resting Place

11301 Crain Highway
Cheltenham, MD 20623

11301 Crain Highway Cheltenham 20623 MD
United States
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