Jeffrey Robert Sherman was born December 21, 1961. After a long, valiant battle with numerous medical issues and two transplants he passed away late Sunday night, November 4. Born in Utica, New York to Bill & Helene Sherman, Jeff's family moved to Toledo in 1964. Following graduation from Sylvania Southview High School in 1980, Jeff went on to study communications at the Specs Howard School of Media Arts. He then joined the team at WCWA radio as a disc jockey.
During his young adulthood years, Jeff developed a love for cooking and catering. He owned and operated Deli Delight first at Franklin Park Mall and then in the Spring Meadows Shopping Center. Jeff displayed his artistic abilities in the presentation of meals and creativity with unique names of meals primarily after his family and close friends. Following the closing of the delis, Jeff went on to work selling "bologna" for Lipari Foods for twenty-three years. During his adult lifetime Jeff also operated Simply Delicious catering, providing countless meals for life events and business functions. Known by many as "Deli Boy" Jeff's personality could always be seen through his tremendous culinary skills.
Besides his career in food services, Jeff was extremely fond of music and brought his love for music into his home. Additionally, Jeff had a wonderful sense of humor and ability to tell all kinds of jokes. Like his father before him he had a unique ability to make people around him feel very comfortable and at ease. Everyone loved Jeff and his friendly smile.
Jeff was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather. He relished time with family and friends and loved to FaceTime with his beloved grandson. He wanted nothing more than to live another day with his family who was his life.
Jeff is survived by his loving wife, Alison (Levey) Sherman and their three children, Sarah, Joshua and Jamie Sherman as well as beloved grandson, Odin. He is also survived by his sister, Linda Sherman Steinberg, with whom he shared a very special bond that included her donating a kidney to him a little over ten years ago; brother-in-law, Dan Steinberg, sister-in-law, Debra (Levey) Kamikow and husband, Jeff; along with nephews and nieces, Sam (Melissa) Steinberg, Benji Steinberg, Stacy Steinberg, Claudia and Evan Kamikow and loving father-in-law, Larry Levey. Jeff was preceded in death by parents, Bill and Helene Sherman and mother-in-law, Phyllis Levey.
A special thanks goes out to Dr. David Zack for his continuous care, attention and friendship during Jeff's complex medical journey and to all the staff at the University of Michigan Medical Center for their care over the last ten years.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, November 7 at Congregation B'nai Israel with internment at Beth Shalom Cemetery following services. The family will host a luncheon back at Congregation B'nai Israel following burial. The family will receive friends at the Levey residence in Sylvania Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings from 6:00-8:00 P.M. Evening services will be at 6:30 in the Levey home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Friendship Circle of Toledo or Congregation B'nai Israel.
Arrangements by the Robert H. Wick/Wisniewski Funeral Home, 2426 N. Reynolds Road, Toledo, OH 43615.
Congregation B'Nai Israel
6525 W. Sylvania Ave., Sylvania OH 43560
Friendship Circle of Toledo
2728 King Road, Toledo OH 43617