Ivan Saxon Sherman, 82, of Westminster, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at home.
Born Feb. 23, 1931, in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Benjamin H. and Ida Cohen Sherman. He was the husband of Lois Schley, his wife of 19 years.
He was an Air Force veteran and a graduate of Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He was a life member of Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity. He was a specialized auditor for Howard Schultz & Associates and an accomplished musician. In his early years, he had been a jazz musician in New York. He wrote the musical score to a theatrical production, "Bring Me Giants," that was produced in Westminster at McDaniel College. He was the music director for Totem Pole Playhouse for 12 years. He was music director and accompanist for a tribute to the Andrews Sisters, called Sentimental Journey. In his later years, he studied classical music and performed at Carroll Lutheran Village.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are children Brande Larrimore, of Martinsburg, W.Va., Benjamin Sherman and wife Crystal, of Westminster, and Beth Anderson, of Waxhaw, N.C.; stepchildren Lauren Myers and husband Ronald, of Westminster, Kelly Hill and husband Martin K. P. Hill, of Lineboro, and David Williar and wife Sandra, of Hampstead; a sister, Charlotte Roschli, of Sun City, Ariz.; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Shiloh United Methodist Church General Fund, 3100 Shiloh Road, Hampstead, MD 21074; the Autism Society of America, 4340 East-West Hwy. No. 350, Bethesda, MD 20814; or to Autism Speaks, 1060 State Road, 2nd Floor, Princeton, NJ 08540.
Arrangements are by Eline Funeral Home in Hampstead.
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