DELRAY BEACH — Adlyn Foster Sherman, 99, died May 11 of natural causes.
Adlyn Foster was born in Utica, New York, on Jan. 6, 1922, the daughter of Harry Foster and Elsie Pfleeger Foster. Raised in New Hartford, New York, she attended New Hartford High School, where she met her future husband, William L. Sherman.
Adlyn and Bill married in 1944 at Saint Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco where Bill, an officer in the U.S. Navy, was being shipped out to the Pacific theater. When World War II ended, Bill joined Adlyn in Utica to start their family.
The couple moved to Philadelphia in 1953 then to Baltimore, where they lived for 38 years.
Mrs. Sherman was a cartographer for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, where her main focus was mapping the Chesapeake Bay.
She was also active with Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, PTA, Junior League, and bridge and garden clubs.
Upon retirement, the Shermans moved to Delray Beach, where they lived on the Intracoastal Waterway for 18 years.
Family always came first, and Mrs. Sherman is survived by the couple’s four children: Lynda Sherman-Strand and husband Robert of Carmel, California; William L. Sherman Jr. and wife Lynne of Las Vegas, Nevada; James M. Sherman and wife Sharon of Boynton Beach; and John P. Sherman and wife Sara of Rye, New York. Survivors also include seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Sherman was preceded in death by her husband, her brother Ralph Foster of Utica and sister Dorothy Whitney of New Hartford.
The family would like to thank Abbey Delray and all of the caregivers who made Mrs. Sherman comfortable.
A memorial service was held in Delray Beach and burial will be in Utica.
— Obituary submitted by the family