Stanley J. Sarman, a professional civil engineer in land development and 1995-96 president of the ASCE Texas Section, has died. He was 77.

“What a true gentleman!” said 2017 section president Craig Thompson, P.E. “At my very first Texas Section meeting, I sat down for lunch at a table and introduced myself to Stan. An hour later, I knew I wanted to forever be involved with ASCE … He will certainly be missed.”

Sarman, P.E., M.ASCE, worked many years for Turner Collie & Braden Inc., a firm thatprovides planning, engineering, surveying, facilities, and program management services, serving private and governmental entities throughout the United States. Sarman’s entry there was in public works before moving to the program management group. Later he was a consulting engineer for AECOM.

A life member of ASCE, Sarman was an active member of several Texas Section committees all the way from his days on the hospitality committee to the elected offices he held. Earlier, in 1980-81, he was named president of the ASCE Houston Branch. The section honored him with its Professional Service Award in 1984, the Award of Honor in 1998, and the John A. Focht Jr. Citizen Engineer Award in 2009.

“I always enjoyed visiting with Stan at meetings. He was one the anchors within ASCE and particularly the Houston Branch,” offered current ASCE Texas Section Past President Patrick Beecher, P.E.

Sarman also served as vice president of administration for the Texas Civil Engineering Foundation.

He graduated from Lamar University with a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering, and served his country as an officer in the Navy Seabees. His funeral service took place this past Veteran's Day. Sarman was active in his local Catholic church, and in his community helmed important improvements to the Kingwood, Texas, infrastructure.