HERMAN III, John Maxwell|
John Maxwell Herman III, 71, of The Hills, TX passed away on August 2nd of a glioblastoma. He was born to John Maxwell Herman Jr. and Constance Crabb Herman on September 11, 1942 in York, PA. After graduating from York Suburban High School, John attended Penn State University, graduating from Southern Methodist University with a BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering. He attended SMU on its co-op program working for Texas Instruments while going to school. Following SMU, John received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from The University of Illinois and taught in the engineering department at Texas A&M University before continuing his career at Texas Instruments in Dallas.
While in Dallas, John met his wife, Margaret, at the new DFW airport while waiting for their luggage at the baggage carrousel. Wasting no time after a 3 month courtship, they married August 2, 1974. During their tenure at TI in both Dallas and Houston, their children Jack and Susannah were born. John's career in semiconductors took them to RCA, General Electric, MaCom, Flip Chip and Triquent. Working for SemiSematech brought them to Austin in 1995. His integrity and talents brought respect and longtime friendships from those who worked with and for him over his long career.
John was a member of Beta Kappa Mu, the honorary engineering fraternity, a Gold Circle member of Alpha Tau Omega and a lifetime member of IEEE. He was a faithful Methodist, a longtime member of First United Methodist Church Austin and most recently a member of Lake Travis United Methodist Church. Upon moving to Austin, John found Deep Eddy Pool and continued his lifelong commitment to lap swimming becoming a member of Friends of Deep Eddy. After moving to Lakeway, John became a member of The Hills Country Club and served on the golf committee. He cherished the good friends he made in his Monday Wednesday Friday golf groups. Their concern and support after his diagnosis was greatly appreciated. At the time of his diagnosis, he was serving his community of The Village of the Hills of Lakeway as President of the Property Owners Association, after already having served on the Architectural Committee.
John is survived by his wife of 40 years, Margaret Spikes Herman, his son John Maxwell Herman IV and his wife Amanda, his daughter Susannah Herman Winslow and her husband Nathan, his two beloved grandchildren Harper Mai Herman and John Tucker Winslow, his sister Joanne Mead Herman, and brothers Lawrence Morehead Herman and his wife Sherri and Louis Mark Herman. He is also survived by four nieces and one nephew.
The family would like to thank John's loving and compassionate caregivers from Caring Senior Services and Altus Hospice of the Hills.
Services will be held Friday August 8th at 11am at Lake Travis United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lake Travis UMC, Friends of Deep Eddy or a cancer
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Published in Austin American-Statesman from Aug. 6 to Aug. 7, 2014