HERMAN, Jr., Edward
Edward Herman, Jr. passed away on July 16, 2013 at Martin Memorial Hospital in Stuart, Florida. He was 88 years old. Mr. Herman was born in Brooklyn, New York and spent most of his career working in Manhattan and living in Baldwin and Oceanside, Long Island, NY. He and his wife, Alice, moved to Hutchinson Island during retirement. Music was Mr. Herman's life. He was an accomplished trombonist, having played in the Army Air Corps Band, several jazz bands, the New Orleans Philharmonic, the New York Ballet Theatre Orchestra, the New York City Opera Orchestra, the Chautauqua Symphony, and from 1952 until retiring in 1985 was a member of the New York Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, becoming Principal Trombone in 1956. He was a member of the faculty at Manhattan School of Music and also taught at the Julliard School. During retirement he enjoyed playing formally and informally with many of the local musicians and musical groups, most recently the Port St. Lucie Concert Band and the Oceanside Brass Quintet. In addition to his love for music and his family, he and his wife, Alice enjoyed sailing and spent many happy summers on Lake Champlain, NY in their sailboat, Andromeda. Mr. Herman was preceded in death by his brother, Richard, in the 1950's and by his wife, Alice, in 2001 whom he cared for lovingly during her battle with cancer. He is missed very much by his daughter, Linda Gebhardt, of Central Square, NY; his sister, Alice Lane, of Lakewood, NJ; his son-in-law Clifford and family, his three grand daughters Jennifer, Gretchen and Rachel Gebhardt, six nieces and nephews, his many friends and music colleagues. Those who wish may contribute to a
. A celebration of Ed's life will be held at a later date.
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