Henry Herman, 94, a retired aerospace engineer with the Navy Department, died Dec. 21 of pancreatic cancer at his home in Silver Spring.
Mr. Herman spent 33 years as a civilian employee of the Navy, first with the Naval Research Laboratory and the old Bureau of Ships. He
later transferred to the Bureau of Naval Weapons (predecessor to the Naval Air Systems Command), where he directed the Shipboard
Missile Branch for eight years. He retired in 1980.
Henry William Herman was born in Washington and was a 1932 graduate of the old Central High School. He graduated from Georgetown
University in 1937.
He was a member of Temple Emanuel in Kensington and lived in Kensington and Potomac before moving to Silver Spring seven years ago.
He was president of the Regency Estates Citizens Association in Potomac for eight years and often testified before the Montgomery County
Council and the Maryland General Assembly.
Mr. Herman was a Democratic Party precinct chairman and was a leading fundraiser for the Montgomery County Democratic Central
Committee. He was president of the Seneca Potomac Democratic Club and was active in other party organizations.
He was also president of the Gaithersburg chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Shirley Danenberg Herman of Silver Spring; three children, Cindy Farley of Potomac, Debbie Diatz of
Damascus and Steven Herman of New York City; a sister; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
-- Matt Schudel