Eugene T. “Gene” Herman
February 4, 1942 - September 22, 2018
Eugene T. “Gene” Herman, age 76, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 22, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Millville, NJ on February 4, 1942, he was a son of the late Karl G. and Mayme (Healy) Herman. Gene proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy as a corpsman and was deployed during the Vietnam War. He retired after 20 years in 1980. He later worked as a mail handler and supervisor of transportation at USPS in Hare’s Corner.
Gene never lost touch with his Navy Seabee buddies from the Vietnam War and enjoyed reunions with his life-long friends. He was a member of the Newark Senior Center Computer Club and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Newark. Gene’s hobbies included fishing and watching NASCAR racing and soccer games.
In addition to his parents, Gene was preceded in death by his sister, Patricia Herman. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Patricia A. (Eves) Herman; sons, Eugene T. Herman, Jr. of Pine Tops, NC, Charles Herman of New Bern, NC and Chad Herman of Newark; siblings, Karl G. Herman, Jr. of Savannah, TN, Ginger Krosevic of CA and Sandy Schweibinz of NJ; and grandchildren, Amber, Patricia, Elora, Chloe and Christopher (his Doodlebug).
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Saturday, September 29, 2018, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 701 S College Ave, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Entombment will be held privately in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gene’s memory to Delaware Hospice, c/o Memorial Gifts, 16 Polly Drummond Center, 2nd Floor, Newark, DE 19711.