by | Jan 22, 2018 | Obituaries

Virginia Beach —Sherman “Sherm” Lichty, 87, loving husband, father and Poppa, passed away January 1, 2018.

Sherm was born in Norfolk, Va. He graduated from Maury High School in 1948 and served in the US Army during the Korean War. Sherm spent his time between Florida and Virginia with his beloved wife, Elaine. They enjoyed many trips together, especially taking cruises around the world. Sherm cherished all the wonderful memories that they shared. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing courses all over the country with his boys. Sherm also enjoyed spending quality time with his six grandchildren.

Sherm worked daily in the businesses he owned until he was 86. He was loved and adored by everyone he met and no matter the challenges, he always kept a smile. Sherm also enjoyed his Wednesday lunches with the “ROMEOS” (Retired Old Men Eating Out).

Sherm was preceded in death by his parents, William and Ida Lichty and brother Bernard Lichty.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Elaine Dobken Lichty; children, Michael Lichty and his wife Kerri and their children Jamie and Ryan of Weston Fla.; Jeffrey Lichty and his wife Stephanie and their children Jacob, Abby, Molly and Joshua of Virginia Beach. He will be greatly missed by all his extended family and friends who loved him dearly.

A funeral service was held at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments in Norfolk with Rabbi Israel Zoberman officiating. A graveside service was conducted at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Donations may be made to Beth Sholom Village. Online condolences through