Physician, mother, autism activist
Marcia Sherman, a physician with the Summit Medical Group, died on July 13 after a brief hospitalization for breast cancer. She is survived by her husband, John O'Neil, and her sons, Chris, James and Miles. A graduate of Yale University and Mount Sinai Medical School, Dr. Sherman did her internship at Bellevue, completed her residency in internal medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx and was fellowship trained in nephrology from Albert Einstein Medical Center in Bronx, NY. She was double-board certified in nephrology and internal medicine. Before joining Summit Medical Group, Dr. Sherman practiced internal medicine and nephrology with Calvert Internal Medicine in Prince Frederick, Maryland, where she was Director of the Calvert Dialysis Center. While a student, she was a recipient of the New York Society of Nephrology First Prize for original research. For many years she was medical director of Juniper Village in Chatham, an assisted living facility. Dr. Sherman was also active in the autism community and served as executive director of Spectra Academy, a social-skills group that was recognized for innovative programs. Visitation is today, Wednesday & Thursday. For further information on time and place of visiting or to send the family a condolence, please call Bradley-Brough & Dangler Funeral Home, Summit NJ 908-273-2323, or visit www.bradleyfuneralhomes.com. Memorial at 11 am on Saturday, Sept. 6 at the Unitarian Universalist Church at 4 Waldron Ave. in Summit, NJ. Donations are suggested to Casa Ann Sullivan del Peru (en.annsullivanperu.org/how-to-help/), or the Overlook Foundation (in memory of Marcia Sherman), P.O. Box 220, Summit, N.J. 07902-0220. Arrangements by Bradley, Brough & Dangler FH. Please visit: www.bradleyfuneralhomes.com
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Published on NYTimes.com from July 16 to July 17, 2014