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December 29, 2017

Lt. Col USAF (Ret) Joseph J. Herman, age 94, of Winter Park, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, at Mayflower Healthcare Center. He was born on Dec. 13, 1923, in N. Providence, Rhode Island, to the late Samuel and Rose Gergel Herman.

A career Air Force pilot, he was called to service in Korea and flew P-47s, B-47s, and C-130s in Vietnam. He travelled and was stationed all over the world.

Following his retirement from the Air Force in 1968, he moved his family to Maitland where he started the J. J. Herman School of Real Estate and enjoyed a successful career.

He was predeceased by Elaine, his loving wife of 46 years. He was a generous and caring man to all he met.

He is survived by his daughters, Michelle (Robert) Yeager and Leslie (Jay) Plotkin; and his grandchildren—Adam and Brian Yeager, Cori (Tyler) Streetman, Carly (Nick) and Caitlin Plotkin. He is also survived by his great-grandson, Brayden; and step-grandsons, Clifford and Chad and their families. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews and his present wife, Beverly.

Graveside services, with military honors, were held on Dec. 19, 2017, at Congregation of Reform Judaism Cemetery with Rabbi Steven W Engel and Cantor Jacqueline Rawiszer officiating.

In memory of Joseph Herman, the family requests contributions to the Blinded Veterans Association. http://bva.org. Arrangements entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, 640 Lee Road, Orlando 32810. 407-599-1180.


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