Sherman DeMill

Obituary of Sherman DeMill


Sherman DeMill, 79, passed away at his home in Ocean  City, N.J. on November 23, 2017. He was the son of the late Sherman and Stella McClure DeMill. He attended Atlantic City schools and graduated from Pleasantville High School. After graduating from Trenton State College he joined the National Guard. Sherm later earned his M.A Degree at the University of Delaware and completed his Superintendent's Certificate.


As a child he was active in the Boy Scouts and earned his Eagle Scout award with a Bronze Palm. At the Children's Betty Bacharach Home in Atlantic City, he and his father organized Wheelchair races for their Boy Scout Troop. He began his career in education in Fairton,  N.J.  and  later moved to the Bridgeton Junior  High  School  as an Assistant Principal. In 1969, he was appointed to Upper Deerfield's Seabrook School South as the Principal. He was instrumental in the building of Woodruff School, and creating and supervising of the Upper Deerfield Community, Education, and Recreation program.  Sherman was very active with the youth of First Presbyterian Church of Bridgeton, was a choir member, served 32 years as an Elder and was elected Clerk of the Session several times.

After retirement Sherman and Carol moved to Ocean City, N.J. and became a member of St Peter's United Methodist Church. He directed the Vacation Bible School, was a member of the Welcoming and Connecting Committee and President of United Methodist Men. Sherman and Carol enjoyed hosting Exchange Students, camping and touring. They visited all 50 of the United States, most of Canada,17 European countries, islands in the Caribbean and especially enjoyed visiting the east coast from Maine to Florida.

Sherman was predeceased by hismother and father and an infant brother. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Carol Spence DeMill. Step-mother, Shirley DeMill, sister, Betty DeMill Witmer, brother and sister in-laws Bob and Marion Spence and Bill and Claudia Spence, a niece, Cheryl DeMill, nephews Timothy and Richard Witmer, David (Mary) Spence and a grand nephew, Tucker Spence. The family wishes to extend special gratitude to all the doctors, nurses and palliative care at the Shore Memorial Hospital, Atlanticare, Mainland Division, the Fox Chase Cancer Hospital in Philadelphia, and the loving supportive care from Holy Redeemer Hospice Care. A celebration of Sherman's life will be held Friday, December 1, 2017 at St Peter's Methodist Church, Eighth Street and Central Avenue in Ocean City. A visitation will be held at 10:00 o'clock with the service following at 11:00 o’clock, Burial will be in Seaside Cemetery, Palermo, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Asbury Endowment Special Youth Fund, c/o St Peter’s United Methodist Church. For condolences to the family please visit www.godfreyfuneralhome.