Lakeville/Spring Hill, FL: Bruce E. Herman, 87, of Spring Hill, FL and Lakeville, N.Y. died on Feb. 10, 2016 at Bayfront Health Brooksville. Born on June 2, 1928, in Wellsville, N.Y., he was the son of August and Catherine Arnold Herman. On June 7, 1985, he married Betty Bennett Short, who survives.
Bruce was a 1946 graduate of Wellsville High School, a 1959 graduate of St. Bonaventure University and a 1974 graduate of the Harvard Advanced Management Program. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the occupation of Japan after World War II and serving again during the Korean Conflict with the 301st Logistical Command.
He was employed in various positions and locations with The Air Preheater Company and Combustion Engineering, Inc. from 1953 to 1983. After early retirement, he formed B H Associates, a consulting business that assisted middle market companies interested in acquisitions and/or divestitures. At the time of his death, he was Chairman of the Board and a Director of P-G Industries of Anniston, AL. Among other activities he served as a Director on several Boards and was a past Director of the J. Kyle Braid Leadership Foundation of Villa Grove, CO.
An active member of St. Timothy Lutheran Church of Geneseo, NY, he was project coordinator of construction of their new facility in 1997-1998 and served on many teams and committees, in recognition of his and his wife’s dedication to the building project, the congregation named the Fellowship room “Herman Hall”. He was a current associate member of Nativity Lutheran Church in Weeki Wachee, FL.
In addition to his wife survivors, include two sons, Daniel E. Herman of Detroit, MI and the Rev. Dr. John D. (Leslie) Herman of Greenbackville, VA; step-daughter, Diana (Mark) Sherwood of Lakeville, NY; four lovely granddaughters, Kristin Herman (Samuel) Langholz of Ankeny, IA, Catherine Herman (Scott) Hesh of Greenbackville, VA, Danielle Sherwood (Alex) Keogan of Buffalo, NY and Gabrielle Sherwood of Lakeville, NY; two grandsons, Javon Michael and Denauti Deshaun Herman of Detroit, MI; and three great-grandchildren, Andrew Robert and Adam John Langholz of Ankeny and Karla Joy Hesh of Greanbackville. Also surviving him is his sister, Joanne Herman Brandes of Wellsville, NY.
Bruce was predeceased by his parents; an infant son, David Bruce; his brother, James Herman; and his sister, Janet Herman Lang.
A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, June 2nd, at 11am at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 5015 Lakeville Road, Rte 20A, Geneseo, NY 14454. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Timothy Lutheran Church at the address above or to the donor’s choice. Arrangements here by the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., Livonia-Honeoye. To send a condolence please visit: