Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home & Cemeteries

5100 Pontchartrain Blvd, New Orleans, LA


Joan Sherman

January 30, 1926July 25, 2020

Joan Horowitz Sherman, 94, of Kenner, passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2020. Born in 1926 in the Bronx, New York, Joan graduated from Hunter College before moving to New Orleans with her best friend and beloved husband, Stanley Sherman. In New Orleans, Joan raised their 4 children while working tirelessly as the Office Manager at her husband’s medical practice. Joan was a keen businesswoman who “never knew a stranger.” She was a fierce defender of civil rights and believed that “actions are stronger than words.” However, her greatest accomplishment was the legacy she leaves behind in her 4 children, 11 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren. Joan is survived by her children: David (Jane) Sherman, Richard (Lisa) Sherman, Peter Sherman, and Ruth (Jon) Gottlieb. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren: Philip (Heather), Matthew (Emily), Amelia, Steven, Benjamin (Lauren), Alan (Rachel), Alex, and Jeslyn Sherman as well as Courtney (Casey) Lane, and Jacob and Dannah Gottlieb. Joan taught each child and grandchild that a good education and strong work ethic are the keys to a long and fulfilling life journey. A private service was held for the family. To view and sign the guest book, please visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com


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Lowell Hurwitz

August 2, 2020

My memory will always recall the many wonderful times my wife and I spent with your folks in medicine and socially. She was always sweet and terrific in my eyes. She has left many with real fond memories. All my love and my condolences.

The Hurwitz Family

Edmund and Joyce Golden

July 31, 2020


Joyce and I just heard about the passing of your mother. we both send our love and prayers to you and the family. may her memory be a blessing....i know she was so proud of you and you brought joy and love into her life. I lost my mom, Margaret Jan 9, 2018 and Joyce lost her mom, Anita Dec 7 ,2017....our memories of them will always be strong....she will be by your side and in your heart forever at every happy occasion just like our moms are still today. I am so sorry we didn't hear sooner so we could sit shiva. Ed and Joyce

Henry and Pat Shane

July 30, 2020

Dave and family.
We are so sorry to have lost both your mother and father who we always enjoyed meeting and talking with.
Peace be with both of your parents.
Henry and Pat Shane

Jeff Stern

July 30, 2020

To all of Joan's family my deepest prayers of comfort. Celebrate her 94 years of loving life and loving you.

Jerry Axinn

July 29, 2020

I’m really sorry y’all. Your mom was one of my favorite people.

Guy Poché

July 29, 2020

On behalf of the staff at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, please accept our condolences for your loss.


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