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Dec. 12, 1938 – Feb. 7, 2014

Dr. Ray A. Sherman, an editor and writer of many articles in the field of chiropractic medicine, died Friday after a long illness. He was 75.

Dr. Sherman, a Western New York native, was a graduate of Clarence High School and Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto.

Six years after receiving his degree as a doctor of chiropractic, he moved to Australia, where he lived for 10 years. In 1976, Dr. Sherman was appointed director of clinics at his alma mater and returned to Toronto. He moved back to Australia in 1979 to collaborate on the textbook “X-Ray X-Pertise: From A to X,” which was published in 1982.

Dr. Sherman also continued his work with the Toronto college, serving as a supervising clinician there for six months each year from 1988 to 1999.

He was known among his colleagues for teaching numerous post-graduate seminars in North America and Australia, and in 2000 was named an honorary fellow of the American Chiropractic College of Radiology.

Former editor of the Journal of the Australian Chiropractors Association, Dr. Sherman also wrote for that journal along with the Journal of the American Chiropractic Association and the Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association.

Dr. Sherman retired to East Aurora in 2008. He enjoyed travel and photography, which led to publication of his two travel books, “Australia for North Americans” and “Shearing Life in Australia.” He crossed the Pacific three times in freighters, traveled to every state but one and was an avid tennis player and Civil War buff.

Dr. Sherman is survived by two daughters, Melissa North and Mardi Garrett; a sister, Donna Miller; and four grandchildren.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Wood Funeral Home, 784 Main St., East Aurora.