Robert (Bob) Sherman
Robert Sherman (Bob) died December 7, 2012, at his winter home in Sarasota, FL.He died of Melanoma Cancer after a short illness. He was 74 years old and was born in Goshen, IN, on 2/13/1938. His parents were Ruth (Bleile) Sherman & Romayne Sherman. He graduated from Goshen H.S. and attended Goshen College for 2 years.He graduated from the University of Colorado in 1964 with a Civil Engineering Degree.Between his college years he worked for the U.S. Testing in Denver, CO. He worked for the CDOT 31 years in Denver and 16 years in Glenwood Springs, CO. His engineering accomplishments include the I-25/Boulder Interchange, the Denver Mouse Trap, completion of W. 6th Avenue, the Eisenhower Tunnel, Vail Pass. Bob was the Construction Engineer of the Interstate 70 through the Glenwood Canyon from 1979-1995 after which he retired.Bob is survived by his wife, Carlene (Mast) Sherman of 54 years; two sons, Roger Sherman of Leadville, CO and Rodney (Tammie) Sherman of New Castle, CO; five grandchildren, Matthew, Laurie, Summer, Levi and Skylar; and two great-grandchildren, Tyler and Cody.Bob was an avid sports fan. He was the tennis champion of Northern Indiana in 1956 and has numerous tennis trophies. He was a golfer, big game hunter and loved camping and fishing. He was a member of the Gideon International for 40 years. He faithfully attended the Sonlight Foursquare Church in Glenwood Springs and the Bay Shore Mennonite Church in Sarasota, FL. Bob will be remembered for his sincere honesty, faithfully protecting the highway taxpayer’s dollars, his immaculate record keeping and a kind-hearted quiet, noncomplaining spirit. Also, he will be remembered for his western hats and boots. He will be greatly missed!Memorials may be sent to the Gideons International, or a charity of your choosing. A memorial service will be announced at a later time.
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