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Sherman L. Stambaugh

1920 ~ 2020 (age 99)

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            Sherman L. Stambaugh, 99, of Asheville, North Carolina died peacefully on April 26, 2020 after five days at hospice. Sherman grew up in Spring Grove, PA. He was the son of Allen and Clara Stambaugh and is survived by a brother In Pennsylvania.

            Sherman was an Eagle Scout and served in the US Navy Hospital Corps during World War II. While stationed in Washington DC, he met Dorothy, a Navy nurse, and they were married for 57 years. They are survived by five daughters and a son; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

            While Sherman’s professional life was in automotive sales and office management, his passion was the outdoors and hiking in the Appalachians and beyond. His best days were in the mountains, leading hikes and doing trail maintenance with his many friends made through the Carolina Mountain Club. In his late seventies, Sherman began climbing US state highpoints. He reached 26 of them, including 13,161 foot Wheeler Peak in New Mexico, when he was 81. Sherman was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville. A family memorial will be held at a future date.

            The family gratefully thanks the professional and compassionate staff at CarePartners‘ John F. Keever Jr. Solace Center for Sherman’s hospice care. In lieu of flowers, donations in Sherman’s name can be made to MANNA Food Bank of Asheville or The Botanical Gardens at Asheville. Penland Family Funeral Home is honored to be caring for the Stambaugh Family.

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Family to do services at later date


MANNA FoodBank of Asheville
627 Swannanoa River Road, Asheville NC 28805

The Botanical Gardens of Asheville
151 West T. Weaver Boulevard, Asheville NC 28804

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