Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Porter Corners, NY: Elderly couple called generous

PORTER CORNERS — Kenneth and Anna Sherman were the kind of neighbors who mowed your lawn if yours lawnmower was broken, a neighbor said Tuesday.
David Wright lives with his girlfriend and their toddler son next to the tidy mobile home where the Shermans lived and were found dead Sunday in an apparent murder-suicide.
He said the couple, both in their 80s, kept a garden and would trade vegetables with Wright for the brown trout he caught out of a nearby stream.
"They gave me zucchini because they knew I liked to make zucchini bread," Wright said. "They were wonderful, sweet people and I'm going to miss them dearly."
Wright said the Shermans kept a garden near their home and tended to a larger plot at the home of one of their children. Wright said when he came home from a tour in Iraq two years ago, the Shermans came over to celebrate his return. He said the couple occasionally went on outings designed for senior citizens.
Wright said he didn't know what could have driven Sherman, 86, to kill his 83-year-old wife and then himself.
The elderly couple was found dead in their home on Sunday.
A 911 call alerted the Saratoga County Sheriff's office of a shooting at lot 36 of the North Creek Mobile Village in Porters Corner.
Both were pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy was performed at Saratoga Hospital, and according to the sheriff's office it was determined that Sherman shot his wife and then shot himself.

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