A long time former employee and beloved friend of the Nevada County Airport, Sherman R. Hanley, passed away at his home in Nevada City on December 21st, 2017. He was 78.

Sherman was born November 14th, 1939, in Oakland CA. His parents were Robert Emmett Hanley and Helen Emogene Northrop Sherman.

He lived in Nevada County beginning in the early ’60s. Sherman worked for CDF (CALFIRE) for over 30 years and retired as a battalion chief. He also worked at Nevada County Airport for many years.

He loved to fly, was a Private Pilot, owned numerous airplanes and logged countless flying hours.

He cared dearly for his family and friends, and he loved this community.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Karen Hanley, and various family relatives.

He is survived by his son Mike Hanley of Vancouver WA, daughter Kelly Hanley of Grass Valley CA, four grandchildren and other family members.

A memorial to honor his memory will be held Saturday, December 30th, at the Nevada County Airport at 2 p.m.

He was loved by many and will be truly missed.

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