Peter Collins Sherman

February 17, 1941February 15, 2021

Peter Collins Sherman passed peacefully in his home in Matthews, NC on February 15, 2021. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on February 17, 1941, son of Paul Francis Sherman and Nina Henry Sherman. He graduated with pride from Valley Forge Military Academy where he was an avid fencer and ham radio operator. Pete went on to get his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Pittsburgh. It was during this time that he met his first wife, Zoe Warwick. He raised his family in Pittsburgh and then Charlotte, NC.

Pete had a passion for woodworking, refinishing furniture and working on cars. He became a small plane pilot. He spent many weekends boating with his family on Lake Norman. Later on, he moved onto dry land and became an RV enthusiast. He mastered crab grass eradication and was persistantly challenged by trying to grow grass in the shade. Squirrels were his ultimate nemesis. Pete enjoyed many careers including accounting and computer programing. While studying computers, he met and eventually married the love of his life, Diane May Peppard (deceased). Pete made many friends along the way through multiple book clubs, RV clubs, his years of service volunteering at Charlotte Douglas Airport, and through Friendship Force. It is there he met his amazing and loving partner, Patricia Lahey.

He is survived by his son, Paul (Chris) Sherman; daughter Zoe (Cassie) Sherman (Craig Norville and son Alex); stepson Jeff Peppard (Amy and sons Aiden and Tommy); stepson Jarrett Peppard (DeeDee and children Brennan, Colman, and Sarah). We would also like to acknowledge his brothers, Danny Snyder, Ron Snyder, Bud Snyder, and Dennis Snyder (deceased).

Services will be held graveside at Sharon Memorial Park on February 27 at 2pm. We will be live streaming the service. To receive details on this please email

In lieu of flowers to the graveside, consider sending flowers in his name to your local nursing home or donating to the Cancer Society.


27 February

Graveside Service at Sharon Memorial Park



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Renfrow Hardware

February 22, 2021

The crew at Renfrow Hardware will miss Pete. He was always an interesting guy doing interesting projects. More importantly he was interested in us and others too. A rare quality in folks these days. Our prayers are with the family
David and the folks at Renfrow's

Erin Evans

February 22, 2021

What an incredible soul Pete was. He leaves behind so many special memories and a legacy of love. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs.

Karen Dawkins

February 21, 2021

I remember PETER as a warm, friendly, smart, and kind person. He easily shared his home, his thoughts,——himself with others. He enjoyed his life and the people in it. It was a pleasure to know him. Rest In Peace Peter.

Kathy Pickard

February 21, 2021

My condolences and sincere sympathy are extended to Pete’s loved ones. My late husband, Rob. Pickard, worked with Pete for many years at Medfax, and as I lived within walking distance of their Thermal Rd. home, we sometimes socialized with Pete and Diane. He was a great guy and will be much missed.
Kathy Pickard

Renee Feitelberg

February 19, 2021

We became friends with Peter through Friendship Force. We travelled to Bogata together and made some really nice memories.

Pamela May

February 17, 2021

You're missed, Uncle Pete.
Uncle Pete had a good sense of humor yet also told things like they were, which I appreciated. I enjoyed hearing about his adventures across the country with Aunt Diane. I enjoyed hearing his laugh. He is missed and it is hard to hear of him passing.

Brenda Wisdom

February 17, 2021

It was my honor to meet Mr Sherman and each of you on Valentine’s Day. My thoughts and prayers have been with you ever since I heard of his passing and will continue in the months ahead.

Whitney Evans

February 17, 2021

Patsy, Cassie and Chris

I am truly sorry for your loss. There is not a grieving message that can express how much he meant to me. My heart is aching.
He will always be watching over you. He will stay with you forever.


Patti Moore

February 17, 2021

He was so proud of his Daughter & Son.
Please know you are in my Prayers. Patti

Garry & Mary May

February 17, 2021

Peter was a personable, caring person. You could talk to him and he would wholeheartedly listen. In turn, he was good at relating his feelings to you. In other words, he knew how to connect with people. Plus, if you had anything needing repair, he would generously fix it for you. He was a great handyman. We will miss you, Peter.
Garry & Mary May