Robert (Bob) James Sherman
Robert Sherman was born February 7th, 1939 to John and Anne Sherman in Detroit, Michigan. He and his sister, Dolores Sherman Cebulski, were raised in Dearborn, Michigan, steeped in Ukrainian culture. Robert was proud of his heritage throughout his life.
After graduating from Chadsey High School, Bob served in the Navy from 1956-1958 and the Merchant Marines from 1959-1961. Upon graduation, he attended the University of Michigan while also working at Ford’s Motor Corporation as a Metallurgist.
Bob graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business in 1963 and became the first member of his family to receive a college degree. Shortly thereafter, he took a job with Burroughs Corporation in Detroit. However, with a true entrepreneurial spirit, Bob left Burroughs Corporation and started his own company (the first of several) called North American Leasing Corporation. Due to a severe recession in the early 80s, Bob looked for new opportunities by relocating to Marietta Georgia with his family. Working in various roles in both Florida and Georgia, he eventually made his home in Daytona Beach, Florida.
In 1996, Bob began a new business providing senior adult care, called American Care Group. This was a thriving business and served many clients and their families well in the Daytona Beach area. Bob was a natural working with the elderly and provided a much needed service with great care to a great many. He worked in this capacity until 2014, when he sold his business and retired.
Robert, as his sister and mother would call him, dearly loved his family. His Father, John Sherman, passed away January 1966, the same year his first child, Eric John was born to him and Cheryl Steele Rollins. Jeffery Blake was soon to follow, born in 1968. His beloved daughter Heidi was born in March of 1971. Their life in Detroit and then in Walled Lake were filled with wonderful memories raising his children in an ideal setting in the vicinity of their cousins and Grandma Anne, celebrating the Ukranian and Polish culture of his family’s heritage. Family dinners were filled with love and delicious Ukranian and Polish Food. Conrad and Dolores Cebulski, Bob’s sister and husband, had three children also, Bobby, Michael, and Janet.
Robert dearly loved his children and attend attended the weddings of all three of his children, Eric and Laura (1997), Heidi and Michael Flisser (2003), Jeffrey and Catherine (2016). In 2009, Robert’s beloved mother, Anne Sherman, died. Robert continued successfully operating the American Care Group until he sold the business in 2014. In 2017, Robert met Donna Wright and they enjoyed life together until Robert’s death in July 2021.
Robert was a generous giver throughout his life, supporting organizations that care for teens aging out of foster care. Among things that Robert enjoyed included: playing golf, cards, backgammon, traveling, socializing with friends, and watching any sports associated with University of Michigan. Bob would purchase batches of U of M football tickets every year and invite his children, and the cousins to attend for every year for nearly a decade. It was a special time that they would never forget. Robert is survived by his children Eric Sherman and wife, Laura; Jeffrey Sherman and his wife Catherene; Heidi Flisser and her husband, Mike Flisser; his five grandchildren, Jack and Henry Sherman, Angelo Sherman; Noah and Camryn Flisser; and his sister, Dolores Cebulski.
Robert passed on July 23rd, 2021. He asked that his family spread his ashes in the ocean. His surviving children will gather on July 4th in Mexico City, Florida to honor his wishes.