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“I am so terribly sorry for your loss. He seemed like a wonderful person. Stay strong Sherman family. ”
1 of 16 | Posted by: Joe Wood - Dartmouth, MA - friend

“I cherish the time that I got the chance to know Kaliq. Even though it has been several years, he has crossed my mind so many times since then. He...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Lori Madison

“Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. May your fond memories and love give you strength to move forward. So sorry for your loss...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Kit and Shelley Levesque - Dalton, MA

“Im so sorry for your lost. I ask God to give you the strength you need in this hard time. ”
4 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

Kaliq xoxo
5 of 16 | Posted by: Gianna Rinaldi

“Kaliq was one of my friends since around 7th grade up at hoosac he really was an incredible artist I remeber i drew him a car a few months ago when...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Chayne Brassard - friend

“My thoughts and prayers our with the Sherman family at this time of sorrow..rest easy Kaliq u will b very much loved and missed by many and u will...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Amy Malloy - Adams, MA

“Pam and family,So sorry to hear of your loss.My thoughts are with you. ”
8 of 16 | Posted by: Bet Azar - Adams, MA

“Kaliq was one special child. During our time together he gave me a run for my money, but we wouldnt change that time for anything. I have a small...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Linda Brazee - Cheshire, MA

“I' m so sorry for your loss , condolences to you and your family ”
10 of 16 | Posted by: David J Fenton - Londonderry, VT

“Oh Pam.....I have no words to express my heartfelt condolences to you and your boys.....you have been the true meaning of A mother's selfless love......Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Dawn Bombardier - Adams, MA

“Pam, I am so sorry for your loss. Kaliq will always hold a special place in my heart. He is now an angel shining down on us. ”
12 of 16 | Posted by: cheryl

“You made Spanish fun for me. You made me laugh even when I was in a bad mood you always tried to put a smile on others faces. And we all thank you so...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Macie Blevins - Adams, Ma

You showed up one day and stole our hearts. Even though 2000 miles separate us, Doesn't make the hurt any less. We were honored to know you .
14 of 16 | Posted by: The Hardees

“Dear Pam,Kyle Tyler and Caleb,So many years have passed. I remember curly haired cutie Kaliq as a little guy and how he was adored by his Mama and...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Maggie Bittman - CHeshire, MA

“Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always. ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: A friend


Kaliq Isaiah Sherman, 17, resident of Adams, sadly left us here as he began his journey climbing the stairway to Heaven, on Monday 12 June 2017.
He was born at North Adams Regional Hospital, Friday 9 June 2000, beloved son of Pamela A. Sherman, and the late Cleodis McCants.
Kaliq was a Junior at Hoosac Valley Middle and High School. His highest achievement being a true and loyal friend, sharing of himself, his smile, his laugh, his shine, with classmates and others. He was a member of the track team, he qualified and ran at Western Mass Regionals. His plan was to join the Cross Country Team for the Fall. He was eligible for the Stanley Z. Kaplik Certificate of Mastery with Distinction for his advanced MCAS scores. Kaliq was an extremely talented artist. His creations and Life styles were offsprings of his artistic mind. Kaliq walked in this Life to his own beat, his own tune, and the music was beautiful.
Kaliq had worked as a peer mentor with the Bridging the Gap Program. He worked at the Adams Youth Center during their summer programs. He also had a job with the Berkshire Community Action Council in North Adams.
Kaliq loved animals and Nature. He rescued injured or distressed wildlife on more than one occasion. He loved the assortment of family pets.
Kaliq leaves behind his mother, Pamela A. Sherman of Adams, three older brothers; Kyle, Tyler, and Caleb Sherman of Adams, his paternal grandmother, Nellie McCants and her life partner Jay Banks of Boston, an uncle, Timothy McCants of Boston, and several cousins from Boston. As well as two nieces; Jaelynn and Julianna Sherman, and a nephew, Landen Sherman.
Kaliq's sudden departure into his new journey has also left many close friends, his adoring dog Maggie, his cats M.J. and Nesta, and his family dogs, Delilah and Thor, the bird Precious, and three snakes; Fred, Aries, and Aragon.
My Precious Gift from God * Forever and Always * Love You
The funeral will be held on Friday, June 23rd at 12 Noon in the First Congregational Church, Park St., Adams, officiated by Rev. Michael Mullany, Pastor.
Burial will be at a later date at the convenience of the family.
Calling hours are Thursday from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.
A calling hour ONLY for Kaliq's classmates, friends and staff of Hoosac Valley Middle and High School will be Thursday from 3:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Memorial donations may be made to the Berkshire Humane Society, 214 Barker Rd., Pittsfield, MA 01201.

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