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Howard Bruce Sherman

January 17, 1955 — May 25, 2024

Howard Bruce Sherman

Howard Bruce Sherman, 69, passed away peacefully surrounded by loving family and close friends on Saturday May 25, 2024.


He is survived by the love of his life, Leigh Walker Sherman, two brothers, Ivan Sherman (Mark Ledet) of New Orleans and Mitchell Sherman (Joann), of Mount Pleasant. Howard was loved and adored by his stepchildren, Hannah, Walker and William Manzi and was an amazing uncle to Stacey, Molly and David Sherman.


He is survived by several cousins, Merridith Sherman Glazer (Howard) of Charlotte, NC, Alan (Neda) Nussbaum of Charleston, Jane (John) Douglas of Charleston, Susan (Brian) Reider, Amy (Edward) Kronsberg of Charleston, Jeffery (Gigi) Sabel of Charleston, Sanford (Stephanie) Sabel of Tampa, FL, Ronnie (Heidi) Addlestone of Nashville, TN and Ann Apple of Charleston, and Jeanne (Alan) Lieberman of Charleston, SC. He is pre-deceased by his two first cousins, Irene Sabel of Nashville, TN, and Randy Sherman of Charlotte, NC.


Howard was born in Charleston, SC on January 17, 1955, to Minnie Nussbaum Sherman and Harold Irving Sherman, who pre-deceased him. After graduating from Florida State University in 1977, Howard joined his father in the Sherman Agency, a business venture involving real estate, bonds and insurance. Upon the passing of his father in 2013, Howard became president of the Sherman Agency and enjoyed working for the family business for over 45 years.


Howard was an extraordinary businessman whose accomplishments had a generational impact on individuals and families. He was a man of faith and a lifelong member of Synagogue Emanuel. He was an entrepreneur, philanthropist and pillar of the community.  He was an active member of the Florida State Seminole Club, Chairman of the Sherman Foundation, and Chairman of the Henry and Sylvia residential Yaschik Foundation. He was also a long-time board member of the Sherman House, a residential facility for low-income seniors located in West Ashley.


Howard lived life passionately. He was selfless and kind. His generosity knew no bounds.  He never met a stranger and welcomed everybody with warmth and compassion. An incorrigible jokester, he lived his life to the very fullest and was admired and adored by all who knew him.


When Howard met the love of his life, Leigh, they set off creating incredible lifetime memories around the globe. Those memories often included traveling the world with friends and family and spending time at their home in Florida where he also amassed numerous friendships.  


Howard’s lasting legacy will be that he made an indelible imprint on those whose lives he touched. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends and will always be reflected upon with deep admiration and warmth.

His graveside service will be held Tuesday, May 28, 2024, in Emanu-El Cemetery (Maryville), 60 Sycamore Ave, Charleston, SC 29407, at 11:00 am. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the MUSC Foundation, in support of Hollings Cancer Center or the Heart & Vascular Center, 18 Bee Street, MSC 450. Charleston, SC 29425 or to the Sherman House, 1635 Raoul Wallenberg Blvd., Charleston, SC   29407.

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Graveside Service

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Emanu-El Cemetery (Maryville)

60 Sycamore Ave, Charleston, SC 29407

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