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Sherman Bywater

August 11, 1953 ~ January 6, 2019 (age 65)
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It is with great sadness that the family of Sherman McVeigh Bywater announces his passing on Sunday, January 6, 2019, at the age of 65.

Sherman was born on August 11, 1953 in North Adams, MA to John and Anne (McVeigh Chamberlain) Bywater. He moved to south Florida soon thereafter, where he spent the entirety of his life.

  He attended Shorecrest Preparatory School in St. Petersburg, FL and graduated from Berkeley Preparatory School in Tampa, FL. He attended Georgia Tech University to study engineering. 

Following college, Sherman moved to Key West, FL where he served Monroe County as a Deputy Sheriff for several years. 
Sherman returned to St. Petersburg in the early 1990s to care for his mother, maintain family-owned properties, and to operate his own computer consulting practice.

Sherman lived a full life with many adventures and even more friends. He was a good friend to all who knew him, and he had incredible stories to share at every opportunity. Sherman’s generosity to those he cared about was endless, and his passing is a great loss to so many. 

Sherman was preceded in death by his father, John and his mother, Anne. He is survived by his wife Cindy (Wells) Bywater, his oldest son Chris Jarratt and wife Nicole, his youngest son Jordan Leverone, one grandson, Jackson Jarratt, and a host of other very close friends who feel like family.

 A celebration of life will be held on Friday, January 11, 2019 at Bascom’s Chop House in Clearwater, FL from 4 to 6 o’clock p.m.

Flowers may be sent to David C. Gross Funeral Home in St. Petersburg, FL. Or if you would like to carry on Sherman’s legacy of helping others, causes that were important to him are the Tampa Bay Beagle Rescue and the National Kidney Foundation.

David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Central Avenue Chapel in St. Petersburg is serving the family.

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