Jerrold Herman
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Herman, Jerrold Dr. Jerrold "Jerry" Herman, of Ann Arbor, MI, passed away on Thursday, April 29th, 2021 at the age of 77. Jerry was a devoted husband, loving father, and proud grandfather. He was a lifelong naturalist with an encyclopedic memory, and a love of all science and knowledge. A dentist by profession and an artist by passion, he was as skilled with a paintbrush as he was with a dental probe. Jerry loved life and his contentment shone on his smiling face. He is survived by his beloved wife, Elise Herman (nee Krasnov); daughters, Jennifer (Neil) Stiber and Jill (Ami) Goldfein; and grandchildren, Aryeh, Esther, Tamar, Yonah, and Eliana Stiber, and Ilan, Nava, and Asher Goldfein. He was predeceased by his cherished parents, Stella and Victor Herman. A private graveside funeral is planned for New York. Contributions in his memory may be sent to Jewish Family Services of Washentaw County, 2245 S. State Street, Suite 200, Attn: Development Department, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, or Temple Beth Emeth, 2309 Packard Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, or Foundations Preschool, 3770 Packard Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Sol Levinson & Bros., Inc. Baltimore, MD

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Published in Ann Arbor News from Apr. 29 to May 2, 2021.
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May 10, 2021
Fran & I are very saddened to learn of Jerry's passing. We extend our deepest condolences to Jerry's family. Baruch Dayan HaEmet.
Marvin Sonne
May 3, 2021
We had a lot of fun in painting classes at Washtenaw Community College.

Jerry was very happy to be using his daughter's art materials and worked hard as an artist. It was great to see his continued progression and interesting work! He always laughed at my bad jokes and encouraged me to sing in class. He told me about his namesake, Jerry Herman, the Broadway composer and how to say coffee (cawfee) as a proper New Yawk pronunciation. I missed seeing him all year due to the world circumstances.
Now I wish him Godspeed and continued blessedness.
Susan Hamady, Artist
Susan Hamady
May 2, 2021
We are so sorry to read of Jerry's passing. I taught with Elise for many years and got to know Jerry through her. He was always smiling, always cheerful and upbeat, a truly lovely guy who greatly enjoyed his family. My husband and I send our deepest condolences to Elise and her family.
Mary Hudspeth-Mattner
May 1, 2021
Jerry was an active, open, friendly and funny member of our art community at WCC, and he embraced every enrichment art class that he could fit into his busy, daily schedule. My heart goes out to his family, whom he loved deeply. I will remember his good nature and sense of humor.
Jill McGinn
May 1, 2021
Dear Elise and Family, Jerry was a highly valued member of our Watercolor Painting Collective, we are missing him already. He inspired us all with his fine painting, good cheer and huge smile. I will always remember how much he loved to listen to Simon and Garfunkel while we painted together. Wishing you peace and comfort at this difficult time. Elise, I know you supported his painting and made it possible for him to keep painting when things got hard. You and Jerry are my inspiration today. God bless your wonderful family.
Cathy Doran-McMillion
May 1, 2021
I enjoyed his kindness in our art classes
Erica Perry
April 30, 2021
We were shocked & deepiy saddened to learn of Jerry's untimely passing. We remember him as always smiling with a wonderful zest for living. Elise,please accept our heartfelt condolences & sympathy. May Jerry's memory be for a blessing. Wishing you and family long life.
Helen & David Aminoff
Helen & DavidAminoff
April 30, 2021
I first met Jerry at Hillel in a modern Hebrew class when we were both graduate students -- he in Genetics and I in psychology. He seemed to know everything about everything. His enthusiasm for life and for whatever activity he was engaged in at the moment was infectious. We later met up again at TBE and then again when he started taking Bible classes from me through the WCC Emeritus Program. I will miss him.
Liz Fried
April 29, 2021
I know him from art classes. He took every class available, I think, and threw himself wholeheartedly into every one, showing improvement each time that outpaced my own progress. Most importantly he was cheerful and completely accepting of criticism. When he started missing classes, the vibe went down. I will miss him very much.
Chris Grant
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