Mandel Sherman, 82

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PALM BEACH GARDENS, FLA. – Mandel "Manny" Sherman died April 17. He was born July 20, 1938, to Sam and Helen Sherman.

He grew up in Woonsocket and spent his adult life in Providence. A graduate of New York Military Academy and Boston University, he was a pioneer in the precious metal business and later in the plastic recycling industry.

He is survived by his wife Joan of 56 years, his daughters, Melissa and Sloan, as well as his granddaughters, Samantha and Ari, and his sister Sue Sherman. Manny was an eternal optimist, a lifelong liberal and a fighter in every sense of the word.

Condolences can be sent to 133 Banyan Isle Drive, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418. Donations can be made to The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at www.dana-farber.org/gift