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Robert Sherman

January 10, 1933 — December 2, 2021


Mr. Robert (Bob) W Sherman Jr., 88 years of age, passed away on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at the ProMedica Manor Care Facility in Lebanon, Pennsylvania with his loving family by his side. Robert was born in Lebanon on January 10, 1933 to the late Robert W Sherman Sr. and Mrs. Dorothy D Sherman-Demler in Lebanon, PA.  He grew up around friends in Lebanon’s “Independent Borough” while excelling in sports over the years. Robert played semi-pro football in the coal regions and played minor league baseball for the St. Louis “Chicks” before entering into the Navy in 1952. He served four years active duty in the Korean war and engaged in eight Naval battles. He was a recipient of decorative honors including National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Presidential Citation - Unit China Service Medal, and Korean - United Nations Service Medal. Robert also served four additional years in the Naval reserve. While he was in the Navy, Robert married Mary Lou Schneider with a loving commitment of 66 years of marriage. He worked at the Lebanon Chemical Corporation for 42
years while pursuing advanced education at Penn State and Slippery Rock Universities. He held positions at the company during this time as Chemical Analyst, Plant Engineer and eventually as Director of Purchasing. Besides the Navy experience, Robert enjoyed extensive travels after his retirement. Robert is survived by his loving wife Mary Lou Sherman; Children: Abbie Sherman, Robert W Sherman III; Daughter-in-Law Barbara Sherman; Grandchildren: Brittany Sherman, Robert W Sherman IV, and Jonathan Sherman. He is preceded in death by sister Beatrice (Beattie) E Yeagley-Sherman of Lebanon, Pennsylvania. Memorial contributions may be made to the Korean War Veterans Memorial Foundation, entrusted with the responsibility to ensure the Korean War Veterans Memorial will be maintained in perpetuity. Services and burial will be held on Thursday, December 16, 2021 at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. Please meet at the cemetery at 10:45 a.m.

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Thursday, December 16, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Indiantown Gap National Cemetery

60 Indiantown Gap Rd, Annville, PA 17003

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