A. Sherman Monroe, 76, of the Town of Tonawanda, a retired employee of Union Carbide's Linde Division, died Friday (Jan. 21, 2000) in Northgate Manor Health Care Center, Wheatfield, after a lengthy illness.
Born in Buffalo, he was a graduate of Kenmore High School.
During World War II, he served in the Army in the Pacific as a military stevedore with the 244th Port Company. The exploits of the stevedores, who were unarmed, were recounted in the book "Between Tedium and Terror," by Sy Kahn. Monroe, who served on 158 ships and took part in the liberation of the Philippines.
He worked for Union Carbide's Linde Division in the Town of Tonawanda for 38 years, retiring in 1979. He was an inspector and a union steward.
He was a life member of Frontiersman Post 7545, Veterans of Foreign Wars, where he was active despite suffering from muscular dystrophy.
He also was an avid bowler and amateur meteorologist and enjoyed traveling.
His first wife, Evelyn Rusch Monroe, died in 1961, and his second wife, Margaret Gilbert Monroe, died in 1987. He and Norma Rischard were married in 1989.
In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons, Robert of the City of Tonawanda and Thomas of North Tonawanda; five daughters, Linda Pollino of Amherst, Cherrie Rogers of Pasadena, Texas, Mary Beth Treen of New Orleans and Patricia Holler and Judy Linton, both of Tonawanda; a sister, Ada Lloyd of Charleroi, Pa.; 20 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Services were held today in St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church, Town of Tonawanda, after prayers in Amigone Funeral Home, Town of Tonawanda. Burial was in Elmlawn Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda.