Peter R. Sherman


Peter Robert Sherman of Lewiston, NY passed away peacefully at home on 08/04/2019. Peter Sherman was born, November 23, 1921 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, the youngest of three sons of Henry and Kristine Sherman.  Peter graduated with Class of ’44 in Engineering from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.  From April of 1944 until June of 1946 Peter served in Army of the United States during the end of World War II in the Intelligence and Reconnaissance Section of the Seventh Army’s Infantry Regiment of the 42nd Rainbow Division.  Peter’s regiment reinforced the Third Army at the Battle of the Bulge crossing from the north of France into Germany to the end of the war in Europe and formed the occupying U.S. army in Austria until the war’s conclusion. 

In 1947 Peter moved to Niagara Falls to work with the Union Carbide Corporation as a design engineer in the Mining and Metals Division designing air filtering facilities for metal smelting operations at locations in Ohio, Norway, Brazil, Thailand and Japan.

While a junior engineer at Union Carbide, Peter met Esther Olson of Niagara Falls. The two were married in Niagara Falls on July 8th, 1949 and raised their family in Lewiston. Peter retired from Union Carbide in December of 1981.  From 1970 until 2009 Peter and Esther enjoyed hosting family and friends at their lake front cottage at Killarney, Ontario and traveling extensively. Peter and Esther were active members of Bethany Lutheran Church and later Zion Lutheran Church of Niagara Falls, The Niagara Council of Girl Scouts and The Niagara Council of Boy Scouts.    

Peter is survived by his four sons, Paul (Dawn), Daniel (Richard), David (Joan), and William (Ona) Sherman; eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Esther, a daughter, Beth Sherman (Bill Henning), brothers Henry (Bud) Sherman (Dorothy) and Jim Sherman (Estelle).

Peter Sherman will be remembered as a remarkable man of intelligence and humor who lead a long, generous and useful life

A Memorial Service in the near future will be noticed to friends and family.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Nature Conservancy 4245 Fairfax Dr Suite 100 Arlington VA 22203, St. Jude's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905 or to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements entrusted to HARDISON FUNERAL HOMES INC. Lewiston, NY