George Sherman, devoted husband of Bernice "Bea" and father of Diane and Warren, passed away after a brief illness on December 20, 2012, in Nashua, N.H.
Born July 1, 1915, and raised in Yonkers, N.Y., he obtained a degree from City College of New York, became a Certified Public Accountant, and in response to a job ad, moved to Gloversville, N.Y., where he met Bea Neivert. Their marriage lasted 69 years. He had a long and successful career as a CPA, both in his own firm and after retirement, as a consultant. Despite long and tireless hours in the profession he loved, his greatest passions were for family. His children, grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews brought him great joy. For them and all children he had that special magical and playful twinkle in his eye, and kind face. When around him, children lit up - he was a real kidder!
George served in the Army Air Force during WW II. He was a member of the Masons, B'nai B'rith, and various CPA organizations, and volunteered for years at the Fulton Friendship House. He loved his community and country absolutely, and was very loyal to both.
As a limber athlete, George enjoyed tumbling, juggling, racquetball and golf. He had an innate interest in "the latest" gadget and new technology, whether for photography equipment, home-movie cameras, or computers. He was an early adopter of computers and brought modern digital technology to full use in accounting, while maintaining a deep appreciation of history. George's skill as a numismatist brought him in touch with the history he loved.
A very intuitive man, he loved having a good debate, was an avid reader, and always wanted to learn. He was deeply compassionate, with a quiet yet pointed sense of humor.
George enjoyed life, in all of its stages, even after a stroke left him without the ability to easily speak. While this loss frustrated him considerably, he never lost the ability to express his love of family and friends.
Our deeply beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend will be remembered always as a thoughtful, genuine, and gentle soul. His style, grace, dignity, and pride have left an indelible mark. Despite his peacefulness in life, and now in death, he will remain a model to us all. And to him we say: You are so very loved and missed.
Condolences can be sent to: the Sherman family, Langdon Place, 319 E. Dunstable Road, Nashua, NH 03062 or at the Davis Funeral Home, Nashua, N.H. website (www.davisfuneralhomenh.com/).
Memorial contributions may be given to a charity of your choice.
The family wishes to extend sincere thanks to his doctors, wonderful caregivers, staff, and friends of Langdon Place of Nashua, N.H.