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Bernard Herman

March 10, 1927 April 11, 2020
Bernard  Herman
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Bernard (Bernie) Herman was born on March 10, 1927, died of natural causes on April 11, 2020 in White Plains, NY . . He went to Stuyvesant High School, then enlisted in the Army just as WWII was winding down. He served in the South Pacific as a Lieutenant. He was a 1950 Cornell grad (Go Red!), and got a graduate degree from City College of NY. Bernie spent the first half of his career at Loral Electronics, starting as an electrical engineer, then rising to be President. The next big chapter of his career was as the CEO at Oki America, Mt Laurel ,NJ. . He retired at 65. He spent the last part of his business career as a Corporate Arbitrator. He was valued, and in demand for his calm and thoughtful process. Bernie raised 3 children with his wife Sylvia (deceased in 2006). Neil, age 63, Stephanie (Stephen), age 62, and Ann, 59. He had six grandchildren, Andria, Jessica, Carly, Brett, Issy, and Teo. And two great-grandsons, Isador and Micah. Bernie was a devoted father, father-in-law, grandfather, uncle and friend. He brought joy to everyone he met, and mentored countless people along the way. He is beloved by people throughout the US and Japan. He loved to sing and whistle, and could be found doing both of those throughout the day. No one could sing a better Gilbert and Sullivan tune. And show tunes - he LOVED show tunes!
There really wasn’t a better guy than Bernie. Even in his failing years, he made friends and charmed the staff at the Kensington. Due to the Covid Pandemic, we will not have a public funeral, but will plan a memorial service at a later date. Any donations may be made to this organization. He was on the Board of Directors for many years and was very close to his heart:

Goodwill Industries of Southern NJ & Philadelphia
Attn: Development
2835 Route 73
Maple Shade, NJ 08052
856.439.0200

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