- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 9, 2005

Dolores Sherman, 102, Navy admiral’s wife

Dolores Sherman, a longtime D.C. resident and widow of wartime Adm. Forrest Sherman, died Feb. 7 of heart failure at Sibley Memorial Hospital in the District. She was 102.

Born Florence Dolores Bronson in Pensacola, Fla., she married Forrest Percival Sherman, a rising young naval officer and one of the pioneers of naval aviation, in 1923.

When her husband was appointed commander of U.S. Naval Forces Mediterranean (later the U.S. 6th Fleet), Mrs. Sherman moved to Europe and sometimes would travel to join him in the fleet’s ports of call. She was with him in Naples when he died July 22, 1951.

Mrs. Sherman lived in Portugal and Spain for several years and was well-known in Madrid social circles. In 1980, she moved back to the District with her daughter and son-in-law.

An expert horsewoman, she hunted with the Potomac Hunt.

She is survived by a daughter, Anne Sherman Fitzpatrick of the District; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.


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