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Howard M. Sherman of Heathrow, passed away on Sunday, March 23, 2014, at South Seminole Hospital in Longwood. He was 67 years old. A native of Boston, Mass., he was a son of the late Albert and Helen Waldfogel Sherman. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, a master’s in social work from Boston University and certificates from Harvard Medical School in adolescent counseling. Prior to beginning his career as a counselor and therapist he spent two years in the Peace Corps, teaching pre-school in St. Thomas.

An inveterate traveler, he met Gracia Janki, his wife of 27 years, on the Greek island of Mykonos. In 1994, he moved his young family and his parents from Boston to the Lake Mary area where he became the clinical director at Lake Mary Counseling Center. Mr. Sherman was also involved in the Greater Orlando Jewish community as a board member of Chabad of North Orlando and teacher at Beit Hamidrash.

In addition to his wife, Howard is survived by his sons, Jason of New York and Aaron of Orlando. He was also predeceased by his brother Elliott.

A service was held at Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel with Rabbi Yanky Majesky officiating. The family requests contributions in memory of Howard Sherman be made to the Jewish Pavilion, 421 Montgomery Road #131, Altamonte Springs 32714. Arrangements entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, 640 Lee Road, Orlando.


Reader Comments(1)

KimD writes:

Howard was my counselor during a very difficult time in my life and he was a wonderful, generous, and caring man. I am saddened to hear this news and send my deepest condolences to his family.


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