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Virginia "Ginny" A. Sherman, age 86, a longtime Mentor resident, passed away July 29, 2018 at Atria - Newell Creek in Mentor. She was born August 24, 1931 in Wesleyville, PA.

Mrs. Sherman has worked as a chemist for G.E, where she worked as one of the first female scientists at their corporate labs in Schenectady, NY, and finished her professional career at Kalcor Coatings after raising the 4 Sherman boys. She received her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University, where she met her husband of 62 years, Peter. She was a longtime member of St. Andrew Episcopal Church. She had been a volunteer and former president of the Lake County League of Women Voters, and volunteered at the Wildwood Cultural Center, Mentor Wildwood Garden Club, and the Holden Arboretum.

Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Peter Sherman; sons Dr. Gregory (Linda) Sherman, Dr. Perry (Debbie) Sherman, Andrew (Minerva) Sherman and Daniel (Deb) Sherman; grandchildren Peter, Ashley, Jamie, David, Sophia, Benjamin and Syndee; 2 great-grandchildren and brother Ron (Shirley) Somerville. She was preceded in death by her parents Karl and Gladys Somerville; sister Doris Calhoun; father and mother-in-law Peter and Mary Sherman and sister-in-law Grace Granitsas.

Funeral service will be held 11 am Monday August 6, 2018 at St. Andrew Episcopal Church, 7989 Little Mountain Rd, Mentor, OH 44060.

The family will receive friends from 2-5 pm Sunday at Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the St. Andrew Episcopal Church - Memorial Garden.

Offer condolences at www.brunners.com.