John O. Herman, 64, of Jamestown passed away Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at home surrounded by his family after a battle with cancer.
He was born Oct. 9, 1948, in Greenville, a son of Lewis E. and Rosalie D. Dupal Herman. He married Darlene Hogue on Nov. 25, 1972, and she survives.
He was a 1966 graduate of Conneaut Lake High School and was a part of its 1965 state basketball championship team. He then served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He worked as a mechanic on the Bessemer Railroad and farmed in the Westford area.
Survivors, in addition to his wife, Darlene, of 40 years, include a son, John (Rob) Herman of Jamestown; two daughters, Jolene Resele of Jamestown and Aimee Herman of Jamestown; a grandson, Austin Yurisic of Jamestown; three sisters, Roberta Lahti and her husband, Bob, of Williamsfield, Ohio, Mary Herman of Westford and Jane Collins and her husband, Jim, of Pierpont, Ohio; a brother, Tom Herman and his wife, Sue, of Linesville; a sister-in-law, Kathy Herman of Greenville; his stepmother, Ann Herman of Greenville; two stepsisters, Maxine Parrish of Charlottesville, Va., and Paula Rickert of Transfer; a stepbrother, Dale Morell of Greenville; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, James Herman.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Robert W. Waid Funeral Home Inc., 581 Chestnut St., Meadville. The funeral service will follow at 7 p.m., with Sister Norma Jean of Lakeland Area Hospice officiating, and military honors provided by Huidekoper Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2006.
Interment will be in Greendale Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, 505 Poplar St., Suite 310, Meadville, Pa. 16335; or Future Farmers of America, Conneaut Area Senior High School Chapter, 302 W. School Drive, Linesville, Pa. 16424; or a local 4-H organization of your choice.
Memories and condolences may be shared at waidfuneralhome.net.