Stanley M. Sherman Stanley M. Sherman, born New York City, 15 September 1922, the son of Isidore and Ida (Handelsman) Sherman, died in Washington, D.C., 29 January, 2019. Growing up mostly in the Bronx, where his father, an immigrant from Latvia, owned a retail grocery store, Mr. Sherman attended New York City public schools and graduated with a B.Sc. from the College of the City of New York in 1943. After brief military service, he enrolled in the Graduate School of Design at Harvard, from which he received an M.Arch in 1949. He worked in several architectural firms, including that of I.M. Pei, in New York and Washington before joining the faculty of the College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan in 1956. In 1959 he became chief of design at the Redevelopment Land Agency, a federal agency created to plan and execute the renewal of the city of Washington, D.C.; he remained at the agency, which became part of the District’s Department of Housing and Community Development when Washington was granted partial home rule in 1974, through retirement in 1986. Retirement allowed Mr. Sherman to transform a part-time avocation, design bookbinding, into a full-time occupation, working from a studio in the basement of his Washington home. Over the course of his career he created over a hundred unique designs, many of which were featured in “Interpretation by Design,” a solo exhibition at the Walters Art Gallery (now Walters Art Museum) in Baltimore in 2006, curated by his wife, art historian Claire Richter Sherman. He is survived by his wife of nearly 65 years, Claire Richter Sherman; his son, Daniel J. Sherman, and son-in-law, Eduardo Douglas, of Chapel Hill, N.C. A memorial service is being held Friday, February 1, 2:00 PM at Sagel Bloomfield/Value Choice Funeral Care, 1091 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852.In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in his memory to the North Bennet Street School, www.nbss.edu/donate To send a memorial gift to the family of Stanley M Sherman please visit our Sympathy Store.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Stanley M Sherman September 15 1922 January 29 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Rockville, state: Maryland