Sherman Adams Goodell, 88, of Falmouth died August 19 at Falmouth Hospital.
He was the husband of Janice Grant Goodell, to whom he was married for 64 years.
He was the son of Dr. Robert A. Goodell and Winona Sherman Goodell and was raised in Wethersfield, Connecticut.
At the age of 17 he joined the US Marine Corps and served with the First Marine Division in the Korean War, participating in the Inchon Invasion and other major engagements.
Following his military service he attended the School of Agriculture at the University of Connecticut.
Mr. Goodell moved to Falmouth in 1965 and worked as a landscaper. An accomplished and creative gardener, he was known for his beautiful gardens on the grounds of his home. He also was a commercial fisherman.
He retired after many years of employment with the Steamship Authority.
Mr. Goodell was a knowledgeable birder. In his younger years, he was an avid sailor and competed in races with the Pumpkin Seeds fleet at Long Pond in Plymouth, winning many awards.
Besides his wife, he leaves their children, Kyle Goodell of Pennsylvania, Lauren Goodell of North Carolina, and Lee Goodell of Vienna, Austria; five grandchildren, Chelsea Viglione, Erin Doran and Jennifer Houck, all of Pennsylvania, and Johannes Ehrendorfer and Caroline Ehrendorfer of Vienna; three great-granddaughters; and other family.
Burial will be at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.