NEW CASTLE, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – Jay Edward Sherman, Sr., 79, of New Castle passed away Thursday afternoon, May 20, 2021, in UPMC Jameson Hospital.

Mr. Sherman was born March 16, 1942, in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, a son of the late Homer Sherman, Sr. and Hazel (Lucas) Sherman.

He was a 1960 graduate of Neshannock High School.

Following graduation, Jay enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving from 1960 to 1964, and was honorably discharged as a Yeoman 3rd Class.

He was employed by CSX Railroad and worked as both a conductor and a brakeman for nearly 40 years, retiring in 2003.

Jay was a member of the Elks, B.P.O.E. 69, and the VWF, Post 315, both New Castle.

He had a lifelong passion for drag racing and a deep appreciation for classic sports cars. Jay also loved spending time with his dog, Winston.

He is survived by a son, Jay E. (Christine) Sherman, Jr., New Castle; a brother, Homer Sherman, Jr., North Homestead, Ohio; two grandchildren, Joshua and Alyssa Sherman; his former spouse, Lynn (Daniel) Sherman-Gerber and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Jay was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Sherman.

In keeping with his wishes, there will be no calling hours or service.

Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Union Township.

Arrangements are being handled by the J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.

A television tribute will air Sunday, May 23, at the following approximate times: 6:27 p.m. on WYTV and 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV.