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Arthur G. "Doc" SHERMAN

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SHERMAN, Arthur G. (M.D.) "Doc" of Seminole, passed away Feb. 10, 2013, at the age of 89. Dr. Sherman was born in Lumpkin, GA, on Aug. 13, 1923. He spent his childhood in Blakely, GA, and graduated Blakely High School as Class President and Valedictorian. His premedical education was Georgia School of Technology (Phi Eta Sigma) and the University of North Carolina (Phi Beta Kappa) where he received his B.A. Degree. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1944. He was Lt. (J.G.) and received his commission from Columbia University Midshipman's School. He was the captain of three minesweepers during the war, of which he was extremely proud. Upon discharge from the Navy, he then pursued his medical education. He graduated fourth in his class from the University of North Carolina Medical School. He received his Medical Degree from Harvard University Medical School. He completed his internship at the University of North Carolina. He did his residency at Hurley Hospital, Flint, MI, affiliated with the University of Michigan in Diagnostic and Therapeutic Radiology. In 1957, he was board certified by the American Board of Radiology. He came to St. Petersburg in 1957 and had a private practice of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Radiology for over 25 years. In 1965, he became Chief of Radiology at Helen Ellis Hospital in Tarpon Springs where he practiced for over 30 years. He also served as Chief of Staff and was Director of the Credentials Committee. During his tenure at the hospital he continually endeavored to maintain the integrity of the radiology department in all aspects. He personally maintained a continuous quest for medical knowledge in all fields of medicine. Completely apart from his professional responsibilites he supported the hospital in many ways and was the driving force in establishing and supporting "The Health Benefit" which is one of the primary fundraisers for the hospital. His engaging personality endeared him to the medical staff, hospital employees, volunteers, as well as those who worked for him professionally. He was a member of over a dozen professional medical societies. Outside of medicine, he was a wonderful, loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother and friend to many. He was the life of the party wherever he was. He had a great sense of humor. He enjoyed classical music and played the organ well. He loved playing tennis as a young man and enjoyed the great game of golf throughout his entire life. He was a Club Champion at Airco Golf Course. He had many memorable golf trips with his family and friends. His children were always impressed with his wealth of knowledge and wisdom. He loved family functions and always welcomed everyone to his home. He touched countless lives through his generosity, compassion, wisdom, humor and love of life. He will be sadly missed but never forgotten and will live in our hearts forever. He was preceded in death by his son, Keith Sherman. He is survived by his loving wife, Toni; and loving family; daughter, Debbie Swain; sons, Scott Swango (Kelly), Brett Sherman (Piper), Steven Swain (Beth); granddaughters, Stacey Swain, Cameron Swango, Madison Swain; and many other loving family members. A private family burial will be held at Bay Pines National Cemetery.

Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Apr. 14, 2013
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