Donald Sherline
1931 - 2018
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Donald Sherline

Scottsdale - Donald M. Sherline, M.D. of Scottsdale, AZ, passed away November 25, 2018, at age 87. Dr. Sherline was the son of Edward and Rose Sherline. He was raised in Utica, NY and was an honor graduate of Utica College. He continued his education at Northwestern University School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern University-affiliated hospitals in Chicago and a fellowship in OB Anesthesia at McDonald House of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He was board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Maternal Fetal Medicine.

Dr. Sherline loved delivering babies and teaching students. During his professional life he was on the faculty of Northwestern University School of Medicine, the University of Hawaii, the University of Mississippi School of Medicine, Rush Medical College in Chicago and the Medical College of Georgia. He retired from the Medical College of Georgia in 1995 as the Brooks Professor and Chairman Emeritus of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Associate Professor of Anesthesiology. He returned to Chicago as Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Cook County Hospital. He was President of the Association of Gynecology and Obstetrics and co-founder and first president of that association's education foundation. He was also President of the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine and an examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In 1993, during his sabbatical, he was a member of the high-risk obstetrical service at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, England, an Honorary Consultant in the British National Health Service, and a member of Green College of Oxford University. He loved family, reading, history, flying, skeet shooting and baking bread. He was twice a member of the National Skeet Shooting Association Veteran's All-American Team and soloed in a glider at age 75. To his family, he was always the source of any fact on WWII and airplanes. Dr. Sherline was a veteran of the United States Navy Reserve and the United States Air Force. He is survived by his wife and best friend of 60 years, Sandra Lobdell Sherline, their children Edward (April), Mark (Sydney), Linda (Karen), Ann and five grandchildren: Jacob, Eleanor, Aemon, Carson and Samuel. He is also survived by his brother Jay. He was pre-deceased by his brothers Merwin, Gerald, and Bernard and his sisters Elaine Fein and Diane Sherline. Don will be interred at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Utica College or a charity of your choice.

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Published in The Arizona Republic on Dec. 2, 2018.
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January 14, 2019
What a wonderful doctor and person!!! I had the honor and pleasure of working alongside Dr. Sherline at the Medical College of Georgia during his tenure. I love telling the stories and experiences we had. You will truly be missed.
Sheila Leakes Counts
January 13, 2019
Dr. Sherline delivered my daughter Olivia Carpenter on 12-19-1990. The delivery was an emergency and Dr. Sherline was just the best. Olivia is now 28 and a Cambridge graduate. Many times over the years I have thought of Dr. Sherline and how lucky we are to have him that night! God bless him and his family! They have lost a fabulous person and doctor. Virginia Green RN
Virginia Green
December 26, 2018
Very fond memories of Dr. Sherline during his time in Augusta as the Department Chair of the OB/GYN at the Medical College of Georgia. His smile and helpful spirit will be missed. A good doctor but a GREAT man! He will be missed. From the Pope/Armstrong Family (Gladys Pope)
Trazanna Armstrong
November 30, 2018
What a wonderful long life your loved one had, Psalm 90:10 says that the days of our years are 70 years, And if because of special mightiness they are 80 years. May the memories of the wonderful times you shared together bring a smile and joy in your heart.
Maria A
November 28, 2018
Very sorry for the lost of your loved one May God the hearer of prayers comfort you during this difficult time and give you strength. 2 cor. 1:4
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