Dr. David Lawrence Sherry
1939 - 2019
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Dr. David Lawrence Sherry

Gilbert, AZ - Dr. David Lawrence Sherry passed away June 6, 2019 after six years battling the cruel impact of Alzheimer's. The son of Arthur Sherry and Catherine Kelly, Dave was born November 11, 1939 in Bellaire, OH. He graduated from Wheeling College and went on to earn a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh. In 1967 he joined the faculty of the University of West Florida where he taught mathematics and statistics for the next 36 years. Dave never said he was going to work ... he was going to school. He was department chair for more than a decade and president of the state Mathematics Association and received distinguished service awards from both organizations. Dave was a life-long tennis player and a budding actor in a few theater productions at UWF. In retirement, he moved to Gilbert, AZ, to be near his surviving siblings and daughter Kristen. All who knew Dave appreciated his sense of humor and love of music.

Dave is survived by his loving wife Diana Newton, his children David (Pam Bonnie) Sherry, Mark (Mindy) Sherry and Kristen (Chris) Scarpitto, his daughter-in-law Anneliese Sherry, grandchildren Haylie, Katherine, Aaron, William, Owen, Colin, Rebecca, Josie and Maya, great-grandson Kaiden, brother Mike Sherry, sister Sue Sherry, brother-in-law Keith (Susan) Ricker, stepson Shayne Newton, former wife Margaret Dziubek Sherry, and numerous nieces and nephews. Passing before him were his son Greg, former wife Fran Newman, and siblings Mary Margaret, Bill, Jack, Paul, and Tom.

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Published in the Pensacola News Journal on Jun. 16, 2019.
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June 2, 2020
Even a year later Im sure hes missed by more than just me. Rest my friend.
Michael Thomas
June 24, 2019
I had the great pleasure of being departmental secretary to the faculty and Chairman of Math/Stat when UWF opened it's doors. For the next 12 years, we became a "family"and I consider those years a true blessing in my life. Most of "my guys" are no longer with us...but they will all remain in my heart forever...especially Dave Sherry. May you rest in peace, my friend +
Linda Jernigan (Fogle)
June 19, 2019
May Dr. Sherry rest in peace. A great leader.
Friends Pensacola State C
June 18, 2019
Dr.Sherry will be remembered and truly respectedmby many. A great gentleman.
The Sawyer family
June 17, 2019
At this time of great sorrow, may you be comforted by hope, strengthened by faith, and guided by the warm thoughts of others during this difficult time and days ahead. Sympathy and condolences to the family.
Michael H. Sarra , MPA
June 16, 2019
Dave Sherry was my advisor in grad school and became a friend. I have lost a friend and mentor. My sincere condolences to the family, friends and former students who all share a common loss.
Michael Thomas
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