Wednesday, August 17, 2011

My Hero, My Father - Bill Herrman 5/10/1928 - 8/16/2011

Bill was born in Far Rockaway, New York, son of Dr. Ferdinand and Florence Herrman.  He graduated from Union College in Schenectady, NY, and served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.  Bill moved to California in 1955 to work at Hoffman Electronics, and subsequently, worked for 30 years at Hughes Aircraft in Public Relations.  
Bill was a devoted and loving husband to Marcia and wonderful, caring and patient father to Fred.   He was partial to the Marx Brothers, appreciated ironic humor, savored Casablanca as the best movie ever made and never turned down the challenge of a good mind-teasing puzzle.  
His great passions were archeology and paleontology, which he enjoyed to the fullest.  His participation with these respective departments at CSUN and UCLA led to travel that took him and Marcia to sites and digs in 5 of the 7 continents. Bill was editor of the "Friends of Archeology" and "Docent Doings" newsletters, and served as a docent at the Page Museum in Los Angeles.   
He was preceded in death by his brother, Jefferson Davis Herrman, and brother-in-law, Jack Golden.  He is survived by his wife, Marcia Herrman, son, Fred Herrman, sisters-in-law, Mary Herrman, Lane Golden, Isabel Brach, and brother-in-law Roger Brach, as well as numerous nephews and nieces. His family will forever love him and cherish his memory.