Herman, was a great leader, he and my father were close friends Byron H. Hasty, since deceased owner of Star Cab Company, I used to as a young teenager spend time in his office along with my father, he was also a pall bearer at my fathers funeral. Enjoyed his company very much.
To the Adams clan,
Your dad Buzz was one-of-a-kind. Las Vegas shall Surely mourn the loss of such a person and friend. God bless all of you. May Buzz rest in peace.
With our sincerest condolences.
George Tara Carolyn and Kenny
Buzz was a true original and I will miss him. He's one of those rare individuals who seemed to have been around since the beginning of time and would be around until the end of time. Although I did not see him often in recent years, I feel the void he leaves with his passing.
I have so many fond memories of Buzz: stopping to see him on my many trips between Utah and California over the course of two decades (and really, over the course of three-plus decades), always remembering who I was on sight or on the phone without having to give a genealogy, sitting on the couch that's older than I am and watching the evening news with him (during and after the cigar years), urging me to play the piano on a visit with the family, propping my feet up on the coffee table with its stacks of newspapers and magazines, introducing me to really good steak in really out-of-the-way places, the bowls of nuts and mints on the counter next to his favorite chair, backstage tickets to the circus, the turtles in his backyard, his dogs, the Cadillac that (as rumor has it) did 100 miles/hour between Vegas and Rancho Cucamonga to make it to Grandpa Ralph's funeral on time, taking a genuine interest in my kids, and so much more.
And, I'll never ever forget the first time Buzz and I spoke on the phone. I was 12. He scared the heck out of me with his gruff demeanor and sailor-like language. After the initial shock, I quickly learned to love that about him. I'm pretty sure his favorite phrase was, "Oh hell!" The memories of his expletives and his refusal to be politically correct make me smile.
God speed, Buzz. I look forward to that day when we will meet again. (And in the meantime, go easy on the angels, OK?)
Dear Brian, Ruth, Anthony, & Merilee,
We are sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad, our "Uncle Herm."
He often visited our home in Reno on his way to his ranch in Oregon. We enjoyed hearing about his life and travels. He took an interest in our three children, and would send them notes or letters to tell them how proud he was of their accomplishments.
We will miss Uncle Herm and his kindness, wonderful stories, and his joyous laughter. He was one of a kind.
Love to each of you,
Sybil and Family
Just a wonderful man. He will be missed.