James D. Herman, 86, of Nesquehoning, entered into eternal rest Monday, Oct. 1, in the Laurelton Care Center, Brick, N.J. He was the husband of Ella (Hichok) Herman. They celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary last November.
He was employed as a textile weaver in Auburn, Pa., until retiring.
Born in Jim Thorpe, he was a son of the late Francis and Bridget (Gillespie) Herman.
He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II
. He served in the Pacific Theater of Operations and was a recipient of the Purple Heart
Medal for the battle at Iwo Jima. He was a member of St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church, Nesquehoning, and American Legion Post 304, Jim Thorpe.
Surviving in addition to his widow are a daughter Kathleen, wife of Maynard Margeson of Brick; two grandchildren, Amanda of Brick and Matthew, and his wife, Lisa, of Los Angles, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a sister Dolores. Service:
Panachida service 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, Joseph S. Blazosky Funeral Home, 81 E. Catawissa St., Nesquehoning; Office of Christian Burial with Divine Liturgy 10 a.m., St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church, Nesquehoning, with the Rev. Vasyl Chepelskyy officiating. Military graveside service, parish cemetery, Nesquehoning, under direction of Nesquehoning. Call 6-8 p.m. Friday and 9-9:30 a.m. Saturday. Parastas service 7 p.m. and Nesquehoning UVO memorial service 7:30 p.m., both on Friday.