SANFORD — Sherman Arthur Hardy Sr., 89, a 40-year resident of Sanford, passed away on Dec. 3, 2014 at Southern Maine Health Care in Sanford.

He was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia on July 28, 1925, a son of the late Currie and Loletia Hardy.

He came to the United States in 1928 and settled in North Berwick.

A 1943 graduate of North Berwick, he then joined the U.S. Navy. He spent three years in the Pacific and South China Sea areas, where he earned his stars and bars. After his discharge, he became a United States citizen.

He joined the Teamsters Union and became a truck driver. Over the years in the trucking industry, he became a sales representative, terminal and regional manager at Old Colony Transportation in New Bedford, Massachusetts. After retirement, he worked for Schiavi Home Corp as a general manager.

An avid golfer, he had been a 12-year member of the Sanford Country Club as well as various country clubs in the Portland area.

He was preceded in death by: his stepson, Steven Kimball.

He is survived by: his wife, Joan (Hochburg) Hardy of Sanford, whom he married in 1972.

He is also survived by: his children, Michael Hardy and his wife Kathi of Enfield, Connecticut and their children, Stacey, Katy and Patrick, Sherman Hardy Jr. of Portland and his children, Joey, Chris and Jaymes, and Janice Hardy of Biddeford; his stepson, Glenn Kimball and his wife Kim of North Berwick and their children, Chelsea, Hailey and Shea; stepdaughter-in-law, Diane Kimball; stepgrandchildren, Dustin and Shawn; and one great-grandson.

Burial with military honors will be held at a later date at the Southern Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Springvale. Arrangements are under the direction of the Carll-Heald & Black Funeral Home, 580 Main St., Springvale. Condolences may be expressed at