Herman Bernard Gerber
Herman Bernard Gerber passed away at his home in Free Union on Sunday, December 9, 2012, surrounded by his loving and loved family, Carol, his adored wife of 59 years; Mindy and Amy, his devoted daughters; and Chip Barber, his loyal son-in-law, Rebecca, his treasured granddaughter, was in his thoughts. He was born in New Jersey on September 2, 1922, the son of Rebecca and Morris Gerber. Herman attended City College of New York before enlisting in the United States Army at the start of World War II. After honorably serving in the Army, Herman returned to New York City to start a successful career as a representative for prominent commercial and editorial photographers. A visionary, Herman eagerly jumped into the world of film, as co-Founder and Executive Producer of Gomes Loew, a renowned television production company, where he was respected by his colleagues and peers for his expertise and integrity. In 1972, he helped to found AICP, the Association of Independent Commercial Producers. Upon retirement, he and Carol chose Charlottesville as their new home where he immersed himself in the community; he joined the Stony Point Volunteer Fire Company board of directors, became a Rotarian, and joined both the Charlottesville Committee on Foreign Relations and the American Legion Post 74. He will be remembered as a distinguished and honorable man known for his fairness, loyalty, patriotism, and wry sense of humor by those who knew him. A memorial will be held at the Boar's Head Inn Pavilion at 3:30 p.m. Friday, December 14, 2012. Friends are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project or the USO.
This obituary was originally published in the Daily Progress.