Friday, July 2, 2010

Herbert "Gerry" Sherman

Wellsville, NY - Herbert "Gerry" Sherman, 81, of 191 Rauber Street died at home on Thursday, July 1, 2010.He was born August 17, 1928 in Wellsville the son of Herbert L. and Mary (Sweet) Sherman. On October 15, 1949 in Stannards he married Georgia M. Lewis who survives.

Gerry was a 1947 graduate of Wellsville High School; he received a business degree from Alfred State College in 1950 and graduated from Alfred University. He later graduated from St. Bonaventure University in 1961 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting. He was first employed as a welder at Air Preheater Company in Wellsville from 1947 to 1961 and as an accountant from 1961 to 1967. He moved to Salamanca in 1967 and was employed as the accounting manager for Fantcher Furniture Store. In 1968 he came to Wellsville and opened and managed the accounting firm of Perciful & Bixby. In 1976 he opened his own accounting firm; H. G. Sherman Tax & Management Consultant. He sold his business and retired in 1998.

He was a member Wellsville Country Club, were he served as president from 1978 to 1981 and was a member of the board of Directors for 14 years. He was also a member and past president of the Wellsville Exchange Club and was a member of the Hallsport Christian Church. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed hunting, fishing at Rushford Lake and was a Civil War enthusiast.

Surviving in addition to his wife are 2 sons, Terry (Nancy) Sherman of Phoenix, AZ and Ronald (Kathy) Sherman of Wellsville, NY, two grandchildren, Jenna Sherman of Phoenix, AZ and Greg Sherman of Seminole, FL., as well as several nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Daisy Harkenrider.

Friends are invited to call on Monday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral will be Tuesday July 6, 2010 at 11:00 am in the funeral home with Pastor Richard Bendelewski presiding. Burial will be in Stannards Cemetery. In lieu of Flowers, memorials are suggested to the David A. Howe Public Library or the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps. To leave online condolences please visit


  1. God Bless the entire family. Our sincere condolences, from our home to yours.
    Gerry was a good friend, neighbor and was always there when I needed him.
    He will be missed in our neighborhood by many.
    Ron & Gloria Taylor

  2. To the family of "Gerry" Sherman. We were saddened to hear of Gerry's passing. But we know he is with JESUS and rejoicing with his loved ones. A comforting thought for all left behind. You are in our thoughts and prayers, that the Lord will sustain you with the peace only He can give. With our deepest sympathies. Marie Canfield, Connie and Clair Armison

  3. To the Family of Gerry Sherman:
    I was saddened to see Gerry has passed away. I was hoping he and members of his family would be able to attend the Price/Sherman reunion to be held in Genesee on July 24. Hopefully, members of his family may still attend. I remember Gerry mostly from the days when he and I skated at the Wellsville skating rink. We knew we were second cousins but never, as I remember talked to each other. He called me a few years ago and told me he was doing a Sherman family history. So, I did see him a few times since then at a Sherman reunion.
    June Price Niblock - my mother was Carrie Sherman Price. Gerry's father was my Grandfather Sherman's (Floyd) brother.

  4. Steff Meyers MillerJuly 6, 2010 at 6:19 PM

    To the Gerry Sherman Family -
    So sorry to hear about Gerry's passing and My sincere condolences go out to the Sherman Family. I may not have seen Gerry recently, but I will always have fond thoughts and memories of Gerry.

    With Deepest Heartfelt Sympathy

  5. Georgia, Terry & Ron,

    We are so saddened by Gerry's passing. We'll miss him driving by the house each day with his friendly wave. Please take comfort that he is now in his heavenly home. And may God's comfort be with you and all the family.

    Kris & Eva Thompson

  6. So sorry to hear about Gerry.I was a renter of one of his houses on Rauber st.Him and his wife were the best land lords ever.I'll miss him and will see him again someday.Georgia, keep your eyes looking up for strength. Your in my prayers, Cindy Dickerson (was Ahrens)