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Berger Memorial Chapel

9430 Olive Blvd, St Louis, MO

OBITUARY

Lester Sherman

12 October, 192921 May, 2020

Died with his beloved wife, Joan Starr Sherman, and his family by his side. Dear father of Sherri Waxman, Marla Shapiro (David) and Gary Sherman (Randi); adoring Grampy of Doug (Felise), Lindsay (Adam), Josh (Kristen) and Abby; great-grandfather of Eviana, Howie, Nolan and Austin; dear brother of the late Adele Abrams (late Jack) and the late Leona Elkins (late Frank); brother-in-law of the late Michael Starr (Gloria).

Sincere thanks to Les’ caretaker, Audrey Sanders, who provided love and care.

Les spent his career at Wohl Shoe Company and became president, due to his hard work ethic and dedication. Anyone who knew Les would say he was a remarkable, sweet, gentle man who was always ready with a warm smile.

A private graveside service will be held at Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in Chesterfield. A celebration of life is being planned for a later date. Memorial contributions preferred to the charity of your choice.

Services

  • Private Graveside Service

    Sunday, 24 May , 2020

Memories

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Carla Isserman

June 17, 2020

Joani: Rick and I were saddened to hear of the death of your beloved Lester. We had some good times when my Mother Edith was alive. We are now in Florida so we missed the Funeral. Love Carla Isserman

Barbi ( Schwartz) Eisenman

May 28, 2020

While I did not personally know Mr. Sherman I feel most certainly my dad did. His name was Bill Schwartz and he worked for Wohl shoe company for many many years. I know if he were still here he would want to offer his condolences. So on behalf of the Schwartz family I sent our prayers.

Jean (Cissell) Burkhart

May 24, 2020

I worked with Mr Sherman at Wohl Shoe Company as his secretary from 1967-1973. He was the best boss I ever had and, without question, the best example of how to be an effective leader to all the staff who reported to him. I often recall him telling me, “the hardest part of any decision you’ll ever have to make - is deciding to make a decision”. He was a very nice man and I extend my sincere sympathies to his family.

Bill Peck

May 24, 2020

I enjoyed working with Les. He was always available to help and listen. He was a great example not only to be good at your job but treat everyone fairly. He was the right person to become president of Wohl Shoe Co What i will remember the most of my years working at Wohl are people like Les.

Howard Hurwitz

May 24, 2020

Joannie.
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Les. The obit in the paper said it all. He was the kindest, sweetest and gentlest man I had ever met. He will never be forgotten. I know the pain you are going through right now, but in time, memories will flood you and ease this pain.

Howard.

stuart millner

May 23, 2020

There is no person in my adult life that made a bigger impact on me than Les.
So sorry to hear of his passing.
Althought we didnt spend much time in the past, I thought of him often and every memory was wonderful.
A real mensch.
Stuart Millner
5/23//20

Renee Hartstein

May 23, 2020

Dear Joanie and family,
So sorry to hear of the passing of
such a wonderful and sweet man.
I had no idea that Les passed away and I send my deepest sympathy.
Fondly,
Renee

Steve Glixman

May 22, 2020

Dear Joan,Marla and entire Sherman Family;

My Sincere Condolence to you all, During my days in the shoe business les and I talked a lot at wohl shoe. He was a complete gentleman, a real nice guy,one of the best. So sorry to hear this sad news.

Steve Glixman

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY