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JOHN C. HERMAN III Architect, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, New York and Connecticut, died on December 3, 2012 at age 94 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, following a long illness. He was predeceased by his parents, John C. and Margaret Stackpole Herman of Harrisburg; his wife, Catherine Virginia Tolles Herman; and his sister, Margaret H. MacMakin of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. He is survived by daughter, Pamela Herman of Santa Fe, NM; daughter and son-in-law Catherine M. Herman and Brian Sullivan, grandson, Brendan P. Sullivan and fiancee Abby Estes; and grandson Michael S. Sullivan all of New York City; brother and sister-in law James S. and Brita L. Herman of Old Lyme, Connecticut; and many nieces and nephews. John was born January 18, 1918, in Harrisburg and attended Harrisburg Academy, Valley Forge Military Academy, Salisbury School and Yale University School of Architecture, which awarded him a Master of Architecture in 1942. He enlisted in the Navy and served on the USS Estes in an intelligence section charged with aerial photo analysis in the Pacific theater during WWII. He was licensed to practice architecture in Pennsylvania, New York, Michigan and Connecticut, and as a young architect participated on the International Board of Design for the United Nations buildings in New York City. His designs included large industrial projects, international resorts and facilities for institutions of higher education, among others, and he delighted in creating meticulous scale models of these projects. John served for many years on the adjunct faculty of Yale School of Architecture, teaching courses in project budgeting and cost estimation and control. He was an active community volunteer in Madison, Connecticut with the Rotary Club, the Chamber of Commerce, Public Access Cable Television and the Madison Arts and Science Council which sponsored the annual July Fourth Concert on the Green. He had a strong interest in the promotion and development of affordable housing, the historic Deacon Graves House conversion and the new Madison Senior Citizens Center. A private memorial service will be held at a time and place to be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations in John's memory may be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Rd. S.W., Lilburn, GA 30047 (or at Condolences may be sent in care of Ms. Pamela Herman, 4525 Camino San Juan, Santa Fe, NM 87507.

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