Jane W. Sherman

September 19, 1926 - September 11, 2020

Jane W. Sherman, 93, a resident of Fort Myers and Cape Coral, FL since 2011, formerly of New York City, NY, passed away, Friday, September 11, 2020 in Cape Coral. FL.

Jane was born September 19, 1926 in Brooklyn, NY to John Williams, Senior and Catherine Williams.  She grew up at The Balsams in Dixville Notch, NH where her father was employed as an engineer. During WWII she began training in the US Cadet Nurse Corps and afterward pursued business training as an accountant.  She married her husband David Sherman on December 7, 1967 and they had a wonderful long marriage together living in Manhattan for over 30 years until his passing in 2000.  Jane worked in the accounting profession for many years in Manhattan until her semi-retirement and continued working part-time well into her eighties.  She continued to live and work in New York until moving to Fort Myers, FL. In 2011.

After retiring, she traveled extensively throughout the world.  Jane was an ardent reader, especially on archeological subjects, an adventurous traveler, skilled bridge player, gourmet cook, and dog lover (and rescuer).  

Jane was one of the parishioners at The Church of St. Francis Xavier who founded what is now Xavier Mission, a non-profit outreach organization, in the early 1980’s.  She started the clothing distribution program and spent decades volunteering with the soup kitchen as well.  She was loved by guests and volunteers alike.

Jane is preceded in death by her father, John, her mother Catherine, her beloved brother John, and her loving husband David Sherman.   She was a cherished and very loving aunt and is survived by her brother John’s children, Elizabeth, David and Matt; great niece and nephews, Dalia, Mark, and Jacob, and her husband David’s family; her niece, Roslyn and husband Robert, great nephew and nieces, Jonathan, Jennifer, Brett, David, and Great Great nephew Max.

Memorial Services will be held 1:00 PM Saturday, September 26, 2020 at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, 1922 SW 20th Ave., Cape Coral, FL 33991.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Jane W. Sherman are suggested to the Distinguished Dobermanns Rescue Inc., PO BOX 583, Moon Township, PA 15108.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Michael Holland Sep 23, 2020 at 10:57 am

    Jane was a constant presence at the Xavier welcome table and was known by all the guests and volunteers as a stern but loving guardian and fierce defender of the neediest among us. May she rest in peace

  2. Julio and Myriam Aguilera Sep 23, 2020 at 4:15 pm

    We were very sorry to hear that Mrs. Sherman had passed away. Before the Covid-19 situation we were blessed to be able to visit her frequently at Gulf Coast Village. My wife Myriam cleaned her home since 2013 until she was no longer capable of living by herself. Mrs. Sherman was always kind and loving to us and we will miss her very much.
    We hope that all of her relatives take comfort knowing that she was loved during the time she lived in Fort Myers.

  3. Beverly Torres Jesus Andaluz Sep 24, 2020 at 6:32 pm

    My condolences to the family Jane was the soul of the earth Jane was the frist person me and my husband mert when we start volunteering she was all ways out spoken . Say what was on her mind she was caring and very polite to people but she also had a otherside of her if you rub her the wrong way she will let you know. Many time we had talk she had always express why she was there she love to be there with the guest. She was a wonderful human being .May she rest in peace

  4. Heidi Velasco Jun 16, 2021 at 7:56 am

    I am one of her CNA when she was in Palmview. I visited her 2-3 times when she moved to Skilled Nursing. I loved her. She requested for me to care for her whenever I’m scheduled to work in a different hallway. She’’s a remarkable, smart and loving woman. I was planning to visit her when covid hits and I was actually planning to visit her because I didn’t know that she passed away. May perpetual light shine upon her and May her soul RIP.

  5. Heidi+Velasco Jan 27, 2022 at 10:41 pm

    I miss you Jane. RIP

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