Leonard M. Sherman ’45

Leonard M. Sherman ’45 died September 16, 2014, at his home in Kennett Square, Pa. He was born in Arlington, Mass., on February 24, 1924, and graduated from Winchester (Mass.) High School. He graduated cum laude from Bowdoin, a member of Zeta Psi fraternity, with majors in mathematics and chemistry. He served to lieutenant junior grade as a gunnery officer on a PC boat in the Navy during WWII, and he continued to serve in the reserves, achieving the frank of lieutenant. He worked for the DuPont Company as a marketing manager for more than thirty years, retiring in 1982. He was active in several professional organizations, including the American Chemical Society, the Chemical Market Research Association, TAPPI, and the American Marketing Association, of which he served as vice president and director of the Philadelphia Chapter. He worked on the Pennsbury Township Planning Commission, where he was chairman for twelve years. Under his supervision, the township’s first comprehensive zoning ordinance, subdivision ordinance, and building codes were adopted. He also was active at the Church of the Advent, serving on the vestry, and as church school superintendent, stewardship chair, and chairman of adult forum. He is survived by Katherine Kennedy Sherman, his wife of sixty-one years; son Alden; daughter Leslie Gaske; sisters Harriett Fortier and Priscilla Bogue; and four grandchildren.

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