March 1, 1929 - July 18, 2020 Jean Davis Sherman, age 91, died on Saturday, July 18, 2020, at her home in University Village in Charlottesville, Virginia. Mrs. Sherman lived a life of generosity to her family, through her work, and by means of a lifetime of volunteer commitments. She started or led numerous enterprises, including the ongoing Person-to-Person in Fairfield County, Connecticut; a leading nursery school in Darien, Connecticut; and a community nursery school and other church initiatives in Nantucket, Massachusetts. She was devoted to creatively nurturing young children and to helping society's vulnerable populations, while maintaining the highest integrity and standards. Since 2005, when Mrs. Sherman and her husband moved to Charlottesville, she had spent November through May in Virginia and June through October in Nantucket. She had relocated to Nantucket in January, 1982, from Darien. Previously she and her family lived in Houston, Texas from 1957 to 1965; Danbury, Connecticut from 1954 to 1957; and Arlington, Virginia from 1951 to 1953. Born in Piermont, New York on March 1, 1929, she was named Jean Katherine Davis, and her parents were James Porter Davis and Mabel Bott Davis. The family moved to Washington, D.C. in 1933, where she attended John Eaton Elementary School, Alice Deal Junior High, and Woodrow Wilson High School, from which she graduated in 1946. At the start of World War II, her three older brothers enlisted in the Army. In 1944, her oldest brother, James Porter Davis Jr., was killed at St. Malo, France, and the youngest, Ted Davis, was taken prisoner of war by the Germans at the Battle of the Bulge. In her early teens, Mrs. Sherman volunteered at the Red Cross to roll bandages and for airplane spotting in Washington, D.C. When she was old enough, she was employed during summers as a clerk-typist in war agencies of the Government. She attended Wesleyan Conservatory and School of Fine Arts in Macon, Georgia where she majored in Music Education and was editor of the school yearbook and was voted one of the four 'superlatives.' She graduated with a Bachelors degree in 1950. Starting in 1950, she was the Assistant Organist and Director of the St. Cecilia Choir at St. Alban's Church in Washington, D.C. and worked in the Department of the Interior. On June 16, 1951, she married William Robert Sherman. The couple moved to Arlington, Virginia, and their two daughters were born in 1952 and 1953. In 1953, her husband graduated from George Washington University Law School with a Juris Doctor in law and accepted employment as a patent attorney with Schlumberger in Ridgefield, Connecticut. The family moved to Danbury, where their first son was born. Jean also joined the Danbury League of Women Voters and served as President of the local chapter. The family moved again, to Houston, Texas where their youngest son was born in 1957. Mrs. Sherman taught at St. Francis Episcopal Day School and then became Curriculum Development Supervisor at one of the first Headstart programs, with 555 children at five centers in Houston. In 1965, the family moved to Darien, Connecticut. The Sherman family became very active in St. Luke's Episcopal Church, helping with the Sunday school, the Music Program and serving on the Vestry. When Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968, the Rector, Dr. Robert Nelson Back, asked Mrs. Sherman to design a local outreach program that would give the parishioners an opportunity to express their concern. After much research in the larger area of southern Connecticut, she designed, named and served as first Director of the Person-to-Person (P2P) program, which has continued to thrive in its many elements of outreach in the area. After resigning as head of P2P, Mrs. Sherman enrolled in the Master of Arts Program in Counseling at Fairfield University and received her Masters' degree in 1975. She then served as Director of Noroton Presbyterian Nursery School until 1982, when her husband retired from Schlumberger and the family moved to Nantucket. In the next 12 years, Mrs. Sherman worked at the Nantucket Counseling Service (NCS) as a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and also as a licensed Mental Health Counselor. She engaged in and later became Director of the Early Childhood Development Program, which sponsored groups in child development and parenting skills, and guided behavior and individual counseling for parents of young children. She served as Facilitator for caregiving, stress, and life issue groups co-sponsored by NCS. For six years, she taught the Driver Alcohol Education Program funded by the state of Massachusetts. She wrote the curriculum and edited the handbook used in the class, later adopted as a prototype by a Federal agency that recommended it to the 50 states. She resigned from NCS in 1995 and continued in private practice for the next ten years. While in Nantucket, Mrs. Sherman was active in St. Paul's Episcopal Church, serving on the Vestry twice, and on the rectory and the parish house renovation committees. She also founded St. Paul's Cooperative Nursery School and served as Chair of the Music Committee and of the Cottage Committee. In 2005, she and her husband Bill moved to Charlottesville, Virginia, living there in the winter and returning to Nantucket each summer. She is survived by her beloved husband of 69 years; their four children, Susan Sherman Karplus, Nancy Jean Sherman, William Howland Sherman and his wife, Nicole, Thomas Sherman and his wife Lisa; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Any donations may be sent to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 20 Fair Street, Nantucket, MA 02554, (508) 228-0916.
THIS PRODUCT COVERS EASTERN WEST VIRGINIA, CENTRAL AND WESTERN MARYLAND, NORTHERN AND NORTHWESTERN VIRGINIA, AND DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA **LIFE THREATENING FLASH FLOODING...STRONG WINDS AND RISK OF TORNADOES TODAY** NEW INFORMATION --------------- * CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - NONE * CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR ANNE ARUNDEL, ARLINGTON/FALLS CHURCH/ALEXANDRIA, CALVERT, CARROLL, CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST HOWARD, CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST MONTGOMERY, CHARLES, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, FAIRFAX, KING GEORGE, NORTHERN BALTIMORE, NORTHWEST HARFORD, NORTHWEST HOWARD, NORTHWEST MONTGOMERY, PRINCE GEORGES, PRINCE WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS PARK, SOUTHEAST HARFORD, SOUTHERN BALTIMORE, SPOTSYLVANIA, ST. MARYS, AND STAFFORD * STORM INFORMATION: - ABOUT 180 MILES SOUTH OF WASHINGTON DC OR ABOUT 210 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF BALTIMORE MD - 36.3N 77.5W - STORM INTENSITY 70 MPH - MOVEMENT NORTH-NORTHEAST OR 20 DEGREES AT 28 MPH SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS WILL MOVE RAPIDLY TO THE NORTH NORTHEAST PASSING NEAR OR OVER ST. MARY'S COUNTY THIS MORNING AND EXIT THE CHESAPEAKE BAY BY MIDDAY. LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODING OF SMALL STREAMS AND CREEKS IS LIKELY TODAY AS RAINFALL ASSOCIATED WITH ISAIAS CONTINUES TO SPREAD NORTHWARD. WIDESPREAD RAINFALL TOTALS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES ARE EXPECTED WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE. THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED OVER THE I-95 CORRIDOR THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON. TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS ARE LIKELY ALONG AND EAST OF THE I-95 CORRIDOR THIS MORNING. TREE DAMAGE AND POWER OUTAGES ARE POSSIBLE IN THIS AREA. THERE IS ALSO A RISK OF ISOLATED TORNADOES ACROSS SOUTHERN MARYLAND THROUGH THIS MORNING. MODERATE COASTAL FLOODING IS ALSO LIKELY ALONG THE WESTERN SHORES OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY AND AT WASHINGTON DC SOUTHWEST WATERFRONT TODAY. MINOR COASTAL FLOODING IS LIKELY ALONG OTHER TIDAL WATERS. POTENTIAL IMPACTS ----------------- * FLOODING RAIN: POTENTIAL IMPACTS FROM THE FLOODING RAIN ARE STILL UNFOLDING ACROSS ALONG AND EAST OF INTERSTATE 95. REMAIN WELL GUARDED AGAINST LIFE-THREATENING FLOOD WATERS HAVING EXTENSIVE IMPACTS. IF REALIZED, THESE IMPACTS INCLUDE: - MAJOR RAINFALL FLOODING MAY PROMPT MANY EVACUATIONS AND RESCUES. - RIVERS AND TRIBUTARIES MAY RAPIDLY OVERFLOW THEIR BANKS IN MULTIPLE PLACES. SMALL STREAMS, CREEKS, CANALS, ARROYOS, AND DITCHES MAY BECOME DANGEROUS RIVERS. IN MOUNTAIN AREAS, DESTRUCTIVE RUNOFF MAY RUN QUICKLY DOWN VALLEYS WHILE INCREASING SUSCEPTIBILITY TO ROCKSLIDES AND MUDSLIDES. FLOOD CONTROL SYSTEMS AND BARRIERS MAY BECOME STRESSED. - FLOOD WATERS CAN ENTER MANY STRUCTURES WITHIN MULTIPLE COMMUNITIES, SOME STRUCTURES BECOMING UNINHABITABLE OR WASHED AWAY. MANY PLACES WHERE FLOOD WATERS MAY COVER ESCAPE ROUTES. STREETS AND PARKING LOTS BECOME RIVERS OF MOVING WATER WITH UNDERPASSES SUBMERGED. DRIVING CONDITIONS BECOME DANGEROUS. MANY ROAD AND BRIDGE CLOSURES WITH SOME WEAKENED OR WASHED OUT. * WIND: POTENTIAL IMPACTS FROM THE MAIN WIND EVENT ARE NOW UNFOLDING ACROSS SOUTHERN MARYLAND. REMAIN WELL SHELTERED FROM DANGEROUS WIND HAVING POSSIBLE SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS. IF REALIZED, THESE IMPACTS INCLUDE: - SOME DAMAGE TO ROOFING AND SIDING MATERIALS, ALONG WITH DAMAGE TO PORCHES, AWNINGS, CARPORTS, AND SHEDS. A FEW BUILDINGS EXPERIENCING WINDOW, DOOR, AND GARAGE DOOR FAILURES. MOBILE HOMES DAMAGED, ESPECIALLY IF UNANCHORED. UNSECURED LIGHTWEIGHT OBJECTS BECOME DANGEROUS PROJECTILES. - SEVERAL LARGE TREES SNAPPED OR UPROOTED, BUT WITH GREATER NUMBERS IN PLACES WHERE TREES ARE SHALLOW ROOTED. SEVERAL FENCES AND ROADWAY SIGNS BLOWN OVER. - SOME ROADS IMPASSABLE FROM LARGE DEBRIS, AND MORE WITHIN URBAN OR HEAVILY WOODED PLACES. A FEW BRIDGES, CAUSEWAYS, AND ACCESS ROUTES IMPASSABLE. - SCATTERED POWER AND COMMUNICATIONS OUTAGES, BUT MORE PREVALENT IN AREAS WITH ABOVE GROUND LINES. ELSEWHERE ACROSS EASTERN WEST VIRGINIA, CENTRAL AND WESTERN MARYLAND, NORTHERN AND NORTHWESTERN VIRGINIA, AND DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, LITTLE TO NO IMPACT IS ANTICIPATED. * TORNADOES: POTENTIAL IMPACTS FROM TORNADOES ARE STILL UNFOLDING ACROSS SOUTHERN MARYLAND. REMAIN WELL BRACED AGAINST A TORNADO EVENT HAVING POSSIBLE LIMITED IMPACTS. IF REALIZED, THESE IMPACTS INCLUDE: - THE OCCURRENCE OF ISOLATED TORNADOES CAN HINDER THE EXECUTION OF EMERGENCY PLANS DURING TROPICAL EVENTS. - A FEW PLACES MAY EXPERIENCE TORNADO DAMAGE, ALONG WITH POWER AND COMMUNICATIONS DISRUPTIONS. - LOCATIONS COULD REALIZE ROOFS PEELED OFF BUILDINGS, CHIMNEYS TOPPLED, MOBILE HOMES PUSHED OFF FOUNDATIONS OR OVERTURNED, LARGE TREE TOPS AND BRANCHES SNAPPED OFF, SHALLOW-ROOTED TREES KNOCKED OVER, MOVING VEHICLES BLOWN OFF ROADS, AND SMALL BOATS PULLED FROM MOORINGS. ELSEWHERE ACROSS EASTERN WEST VIRGINIA, CENTRAL AND WESTERN MARYLAND, NORTHERN AND NORTHWESTERN VIRGINIA, AND DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, LITTLE TO NO IMPACT IS ANTICIPATED. * SURGE: POTENTIAL IMPACTS FROM THE MAIN SURGE EVENT ARE NOW UNFOLDING ALONG THE TIDAL POTOMAC RIVER AND WESTERN SHORE OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY. REMAIN WELL AWAY FROM LOCALLY HAZARDOUS SURGE HAVING MODERATE IMPACTS. IF REALIZED, THESE IMPACTS INCLUDE: - LOCALIZED INUNDATION WITH STORM SURGE FLOODING MAINLY ALONG IMMEDIATE SHORELINES AND IN LOW-LYING SPOTS, OR IN AREAS FARTHER INLAND NEAR WHERE HIGHER SURGE WATERS MOVE ASHORE. - SECTIONS OF NEAR-SHORE ROADS AND PARKING LOTS BECOME OVERSPREAD WITH SURGE WATER. DRIVING CONDITIONS DANGEROUS IN PLACES WHERE SURGE WATER COVERS THE ROAD. - MODERATE BEACH EROSION. HEAVY SURF ALSO BREACHING DUNES, MAINLY IN USUALLY VULNERABLE LOCATIONS. STRONG RIP CURRENTS. - MINOR TO LOCALLY MODERATE DAMAGE TO MARINAS, DOCKS, BOARDWALKS, AND PIERS. A FEW SMALL CRAFT BROKEN AWAY FROM MOORINGS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS ---------------------------------- IF YOU ARE PRONE TO FLOODING OR IN AN AREA UNDER A COASTAL FLOOD WARNING BE PREPARED FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF A QUICK AND DRAMATIC RISE IN WATER LEVELS. IF A TORNADO WARNING IS ISSUED FOR YOUR AREA, QUICKLY MOVE TO THE SAFEST PLACE WITHIN YOUR SHELTER. PROTECT YOUR HEAD AND BODY. * ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION: - FOR INFORMATION ON APPROPRIATE PREPARATIONS SEE READY.GOV - FOR INFORMATION ON CREATING AN EMERGENCY PLAN SEE GETAGAMEPLAN.ORG - FOR ADDITIONAL DISASTER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION SEE REDCROSS.ORG NEXT UPDATE ----------- THE NEXT LOCAL STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC AROUND 830 AM EDT, OR SOONER IF CONDITIONS WARRANT.
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