As reported in the April issue of Supply House Times, Milwaukee Valve's Terry Sherman has died at the young age of 54. For those of us who have spent 30+ years in this industry, the news of his death was a total surprise. When I first became friends with Terry at Shamrock Plumbing Sales, we were just in our 20s. We were "road warriors," in our territory Monday through Friday, and we spent all day Saturday in meetings. We had Sunday to be with our friends and family. Not much of a life socially, but we were the best representatives in the industry and we knew it. Terry loved the call of the road. It was hard to keep him home. Even socially it was impossible to get him to relax and not think of business.

Over the years, I watched Terry become a great valve man. That was what he loved. His greatness came from having product knowledge, being honest, and being true to the people he worked with. He leaves behind his wife, Karen, and three wonderful children. I have wonderful memories of Terry. He was a very special friend and a true plumbing professional.

Eric H. Gross, Naples, Fla.