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In Memory

William Herman - Class of 1968







Herman, William S. of Merrimac, in Boston, Aug. 19, 2014.  Beloved husband for 42 years to Patricia (Barrand) Herman of Merrimac, loving father to Eli and his wife Rebecca Herman of West Newbury, Michael and his wife Sara Herman of Peabody, Jessica Herman of Lexington Park, MD, devoted brother to Steve and his wife Judith Herman of Chapel Hill, NC, Ben and his wife Sandi Herman of Ft. Collins, CO, Beverly and her husband Ruben Rivera of Hawthorne, NJ, cherished grandfather to Jack, Sam and Ismae, and uncle to many.  Former President of J.J. Vaccaro Construction Co. 




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09/02/14 02:36 PM #1    

Gary Breitling (1968)

I had the pleasure of jamming with Billy a few times. He was an innovative drummer, always looking for some new approach, new sound to make a song sound different. He was "hip" in a way that none of the other kids in the class were .

RIP Billy..

09/02/14 07:23 PM #2    

Marcia Pelka (1968)

To say I am devastated by this does not even begin to express how I feel.  First and foremost my heart goes out to Bill's family, friends and extended family.  Bill was always one of my classmates with whom I had wanted to  reconnect.  Bill sat behind me in Mr. Boyce's English class.  What a crush I had on him.  We also collaborated on a play in our Jr. year in Mr. Piazza's English class.  Bill was way ahead of his time.  I would say avant garde.  Still had that crush.  He was a bit quiet, most profound, and gentle.  We were both in NHS.  I just reread what he wrote in my yearbook amongst a flood of tears.

Dearest Bill,  I pray that if you had any pain or suffering, since you reposed much too early, that our most merciful God relieved you of all pain and suffering.  

Eternal be your memory!

Love, Marcia




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