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Southern Illinois University
Sherwin M. Adelman, health economist

Sherwin M. Adelman, a retired U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs health economist and strategist, died Feb. 4 from complications of dementia and heart failure at Sunrise Senior and Assisted-Living of McLean, Va. The longtime Pigtown resident was 77. Born and raised in Chicago, Sherwin Mark Adelman was 17 when he enlisted in the Army. He later earned his General Educational Development diploma. Discharged in 1954 from the Army, where he had been a cook, Mr. Adelman earned a bachelor's degree in economics in 1959 and a master's degree in government in 1965, both from Southern Illinois University. Mr. Adelman began working in Washington in 1971 for the General Services...