Mary A. Sherman of the City of Tonawanda, former owner of a private-duty nursing agency, died Sunday (Sept. 23, 2001), after a long illness, in DeGraff Memorial Hospital, North Tonawanda. She was 87.
Born Mary Adair in Avonmore, Pa., she was a graduate of Westmoreland School of Nursing, Greensburg, Pa. In 1937, she married Dr. Charles S. Sherman, who died in 1954.
Mrs. Sherman owned and operated a private-duty nursing agency, the Tonawandas' Nurses Registry, from 1956 to 1970. In the 1960s, she was an industrial nurse with the Wurlitzer, Remington Rand, Spaulding Fibre and Columbus McKinnon.
As a registered nurse, she volunteered for more than 30 years with the Tonawanda Branch of the American Red Cross, serving in the blood donor program. She also was a member of such organizations as the Women's Auxiliary of DeGraff Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Sherman is survived by three sons, Charles A. of North Tonawanda and John W. and James A., both of the City of Tonawanda; a daughter, Nancy S. Foster of North Tonawanda; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 in Salem United Church of Christ, 114 Morgan St., City of Tonawanda.