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Dr. Arthur W. Sherman Jr.

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SHERMAN, Dr. Arthur W., Jr.

Born February 11, 1917 in Lakewood, Ohio. Passed away March 14, 2005 after a short illness quietly and peacefully at his home in Sacramento, surrounded by his beloved wife of 63 years, Leneve Sherman, and his 3 cherished daughters, Beverly, Judith, and Sandra. He is also survived by his brother-in-law and sister-in-law Dale and Hope Crites and nieces Julie and Sarah and nephews Tom, Dan, and Jimmy.

Dr. Arthur Sherman was a Professor of Psychology at California State University Sacramento. He was one of the first professors at the J Street location starting his career at CSUS in 1954 and teaching there for almost 40 years. During most of his career he had taught undergraduate and graduate courses in organizational psychology, personnel psychology, human resources management, psychological testing, and professional development in psychology. Dr. Sherman had served as a consultant to several organizations including the Department of Consumer Affairs of the state of California and the Social Security Administration. For over 20 years he had a private practice as a licensed psychologist specializing in career counseling.

He authored a college textbook, Managing Human Resources, published by South-Western College Publishing since its first edition in 1958 as well as Personnel Practices of American Companies in Europe, published by the American Management Association.

As an undergraduate, Dr. Sherman attended Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio and Ohio University in Athens, Ohio receiving a B.A. in Psychology from Ohio University. He met his devoted wife, Leneve, while both were attending Ohio University in 1941. He received an M.A. from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, and a Ph.D. in Industrial and Counseling Psychology from Ohio State University. He was editor of the Ohio State University yearbook in 1940. He was an accomplished organist and played theater organs in Lakewood, Ohio, in high school. He enjoyed summers at the family Lake Tahoe cabin, family gatherings, and trips to the Midwest.

Lt. Colonel Sherman was a proud member of what Tom Brokaw called "The Greatest Generation." He was a veteran of W.W.II serving with the 13th Air Force on the island of Moratai in the Phillipines. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force Reserves.

He was a quiet, kind, soft-spoken man who set an example of devotion to family and personal integrity. His was a life superbly well-lived.

Services will be private. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Doctors Walter Marquardt, Tommy Poirer, and Andrew Tak and his staff, Alexandria Rodarte and Jennifer Yeates and Nurse Liz Hunter at Mercy General Hospital for their dedicated care and compassion. Funeral arrangements by All Faith Cremation, 105 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA 95815.
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