Robert “Bob” Dean Sherman was born on January 1, 1949, in Eugene, Ore. He died in his sleep Aug. 2, 2012, in the Roseburg VA hospital after suffering with advanced prostate cancer from Vietnam Agent Orange exposure while aboard the USS James E. Keys in the early ’70s.
Bob married his lifelong friend Deborah on August 9, 1969. He is also survived by his daughters, Heidi Nisbett and Wendy Amato, his grandchildren Austin and Valerie, his brothers, Don, Mike and Jeff and his sisters, Janet and Devra. Bob is survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
After living several years in the San Francisco Bay Area, Bob moved his family to Crescent City in 1990. Bob felt like he had “found home.” Soon he started a handyman business, mobile home repair business and later a heating business. “The Heater Man” helped many homes and hearts stay warm in our chilly city! Bob loved all his customers and enjoyed spending time talking with them over a cup of coffee.
Bob began to drive bus for the school district four years ago. He felt he had found a job that made a difference. The children felt that way too, calling him the “cool bus driver.” Bob looked forward to seeing his “kids” every day and always came home from work happy.
Bob will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Please join us at the memorial of his life on Saturday, September 8, at 2 p.m., at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1230 Blackwel Lane, Crescent City.
— Submitted by Family