In Memoriam:

A Resolution of Appreciation for

Dr. Abraham Sherer

1926 - June 25, 2005

Dr. Abraham Sherer, a dedicated humanitarian, noted philanthropist, devoted supporter of all good causes, lover of life, family and community.

 

 

Whereas

Dr. Abraham Sherer served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He received his BS degree from New York State College of Teachers (currently UAlbany) in 1947, with a DDS degree from the School of Dentistry at New York University in 1952. He began a 40-year practice of general dentistry and oral surgery in Albany.

Dr. Sherer served his Dental Residency Program Albany Medical Center hospital and was later appointed clinical professor in the Department of Dental Surgery at the hospital.

Additional appointments received from Albany Medical Center included Department of Dental Surgery chair 1979 to 1986; Chief of Dental Services from 1982 to 1988; program director of the Dental Residency Program; and served on the Dean's Commission to work on many initiatives, which included developing the protocol for treating patients suffering from AIDS.

During Dr. Sherer's career he volunteered at Kibbutz in the Upper Galilee in Israel one month each year from 1979 to 1985, providing advanced dental care and oral surgery services to patients seeking treatment.

He retired from Albany Medical Center with the title Chairman and Professor Emeritus, served on the Executive Board of the Dental Department and the Advisory Ethics Committee; and

Whereas

Dr. Sherer found solace and great joy in helping others. He was extremely active throughout the Jewish and Interfaith communities, as well as the local National Kidney Foundation of NENY. He served on many board of directors, giving his time, treasure and talent to so many good causes. His dedication and good will meant so much to so many; and

Whereas

We recognize the many activities and programs Dr. Sherer supported and inspired, just to name a few:

Served for 20 years on the Board of Trustees at the Temple Israel.

Served on both the UAlbany Jewish Studies Advisory Board and the Chapel House Interfaith Center Board at UAlbany. He worked locally and worldwide promoting the noble causes of understanding, tolerance and acceptance.

With over 10 years of service on the NKF of Northeast NY board Dr. Sherer served on the Programs and Services Committee as a patient advocate, helping patients learn to cope with the psychological, economic and social aspects of living well with kidney failure. He especially enjoyed supporting patient and professional education distance learning programs, taking action on public policy issues that could improve quality of care and social outings for patients and their families; and

Whereas

Dr. Sherer dedicated his life to caring for his family, his faith, his community and the world;

Therefore, Be it Resolved

...that the Adirondack Area Network hereby adopts this Resolution of Appreciation for Dr. Abraham Sherer, a true friend of the Adirondack Area Network and a beloved gentleman.

presented by the

Adirondack Area Network Board of Directors

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Dr. David C. Bonner

President and Treasurer of the Board of

Adirondack Area Network

Mr. Dennis Curtin

Secretary of the Board of

Adirondack Area Network

Dr. Jim Flosdorf

Board Member of

Adirondack Area Network

Dr. David Goldenberg

Board Member of

Adirondack Area Network

Ms. Kim Healy

Board Member of

Adirondack Area Network

Dr. Henry Pohl

Board Member of

Adirondack Area Network

Dr. Jackie Ford

Vice President for finance and administration of

Adirondack Area Network