Dr. Beryl R. Sherman, 92

February 06, 2022

Dr. Beryl R. Sherman passed away Sunday, February 6, 2022. Dr. Sherman was a 1947 graduate of McCaskey High School and entered Franklin and Marshall College in September that year. He was accepted to the University of Pennsylvania Dental School in 1950. Following dental school, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1954 stationed at Carswell Air Force Base, Texas home of the B-36 intercontinental bomber. While there, he joined a base flying club learning to fly single engine civilian aircraft. The Luscombe was his favorite.

Following a successful stint in the service, he left with the rank of Captain, applied and was accepted for post-graduate studies in Clinical Orthodontics at the University of Pennsylvania. To help pay tuition, he worked several evenings in a private West Philadelphia office practicing general dentistry.

After graduation, he purchased a property at the corner of Chestnut and Lime streets, Lancaster. With Ray Foultz, an experienced carpenter, he and Ray gutted the first floor and built his first office. The remodeling and equipping took five months to complete. He joked, at that time he owned a hammer and had more time than money. Several years later, he expanded into the building next door doubling the office size.

Each Thursday for ten years he drove to Einstein Hospital, Philadelphia that had a charity orthodontic clinic. A group of doctors under the leadership of the brilliant Dr. Max Fogel later established the first hospital approved graduate orthodontic training program in the United States sanctioned by the American Association Orthodontists. Dr. Sherman was one of the first lecturers there.

Dr. Sherman was born in Lancaster, PA son of the late Harry and Dora Sherman. His happy and longtime marriage to the late Joan Marcia Weinstein Sherman produced three sons. Frederic Sherman is a small business owner. Dr. Craig Sherman heads a drug company in Scottsdale, AZ. Harris Sherman passed away October 15, 2003 at age thirty-one. The cause was multiple sclerosis.

With several offices at different times including Lancaster, Leola, Lititz and New Holland, he always appreciated the skill and devotion of his staff to his patients. Mrs. Naomi Falcone and Joyce Rynier were leading staff members for over thirty-five years. Along the road of life, some personal and professional honors came his way. His keenest reward was when a former patient would stop him and say “Thank you for helping me.”

He loved Dentistry and his specialty Orthodontics and considered himself quite fortunate to be on the “faculty of life.”

With retirement, he would spend many hours at the YMCA pumping iron. There, he made many friends, told stories, laughed a lot, encouraged many retirees to lift weights for better health. It was a rumor he benched 625, but never substantiated.

To all his friends, he says, “Thank you for your kindness through the years and a fond farewell.”

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral Service on Friday, February 11, 2022 at 2PM at the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA. Interment will take place in Degel Israel Cemetery.

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February 20, 2023

A tremendous and sad loss.
Cheri Smithson

March 03, 2022

Dr. Sherman,Thank you for my smile! ❤️

February 11, 2022

We want to extend our sympathies to all of the Sherman family. Joan and Beryl were very special friends to us at Temple Beth El. We loved to hear the pride and joy in their voices when they talked about their sons, their daughter-in-law, their grandchildren, and their love of Lancaster and Temple Beth El. I enjoyed working with Joan on many Sisterhood projects and knew how much she cared for her husband and enjoyed her marriage. We watched the livestream of the funeral and felt the pang of losing a kind and good man. I will always treasure my talks with Beryl about books and literature. He will be missed! Our Condolences – Carolyn and Steve Kleinman

February 11, 2022

Dear Sherman Family,
A wonderful , funny and intelligent friend, to both myself and deceased husband has departed.  I am overwhelmed with sadness.  There will only be one Beryl Sherman.
Deepest Sympathy,
Arlene Arrow

February 09, 2022

Craig, sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Hold on to your memories. Keeping you in my prayers. 
Gil Lyons

February 09, 2022

RIP Dr. Sherman.  I was a patient and had a great experience.  His staff was awesome.  He was such a kind man.

February 09, 2022

Ann and Pete Leiswitz wish to express their sympathy to the Sherman family. Beryl was a special friend and will always be remembered.

February 09, 2022

Sincere condolences to the family of Dr. Sherman. My parents would take me to his office on Chestnut Street for braces because I begged for braces due to protruding teeth. You see I was one of 6 children and my parents worked hard just to feed and clothe us. They paid Dr. Sherman $30.00 a month until my braces were paid for. I now get stopped often and am told what a beautiful smile I have all thanks to Dr. Sherman. Please know that I so appreciated him and  all that he did for me.

February 09, 2022

So sad to hear about Cousin Beryl Sherman. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Fred & Craig. Love cousin Carol Murray Max & Danny

February 09, 2022

My heart breaks for the loss of my beloved Uncle.  I will cherish every conversation we had.  It is with great love and sadness that I offer my condolences to My cousins.  My Uncle Beryl was a great brilliant man who will forever be missed.  Marlene 

Friday, February 11, 2022
2:00 PM
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3110 Lititz Pike
Lititz, PA 17543
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