Herman C. Dustman Jr.
1943 - 2020
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Herman C. Dustman, Jr.
December 31, 1943 - December 8, 2020
San Diego
Born on December 31, 1943, to loving parents, Emily Cederle and Herman C. Dustman, Sr., Herman C. Dustman, Jr. spent much of his youth in Chicago, Illinois. Herman grew to enjoy reading, U.S. History, education, sports, and played football in high school.
After graduating from Glenbrook High School, in Northbrook, Illinois, Herman moved on to gain a Bachelor of Arts degree in Higher Education Administration and Physical Education from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Herman's first venture to California was to attend Stanford University's Graduate School of Education, where he achieved a Master of Arts degree in Higher Education Administration. From there, Herm moved east and spent a few years in New York City, and while there, was employed as Associate Dean of Students and Residence Director at New York University. Later, Herm attained a Master's degree in U.S. History.
People skills were one of Herman's finest talents and served him well as he crisscrossed the United States as Sales Manager and Product Trainer for Bang and Olufsen of America. When he returned to California as General Manager at El Conquistador, an off-campus dormitory near San Diego State University, Herman met his wife-to-be, Goldie Sinegal.
Herman and Goldie were happily married in late 1982 at the Calvary Baptist Church in Logan Heights, San Diego, CA.
After a number of years as members of the Calvary Baptist Church, Herman and Goldie joined the La Jolla Presbyterian Church, where they were involved with multiple groups and activities.
During their 38 years of marriage, Herman and Goldie both enjoyed theatre, serving several years as volunteer ushers at La Jolla Playhouse and The Old Globe Theatre.
They also enjoyed many performances of the San Diego Opera and San Diego Symphony. Travel was also an appreciated part of the couple's life, along with Herman's enthusiasm for running marathons, which he successfully accomplished multiple times in Los Angeles, Long Beach, and San Diego.
Those who were fortunate enough to know or work with Herman knew that he loved people, laughter, and gatherings. His personality was warm, inviting, and he was so easy to love.
After being diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 2010, Herman retired as San Diego County manager for the California State Lottery. Dementia was later added to the diagnosis, and our beautiful Herm passed away on December 8, 2020. A Celebration of Life is planned for spring or summer 2021.
Herman is survived by his wife, Goldie Sinegal; brother, Karl Dustman and wife Barbara; brother-in-law, Pete Sinegal; step-mother, Betty Dustman; step-sisters, Maura Williams and Jan Gurga; nieces: Valerie Christmas, Demetris Sam, Ina Sinegal Davis, Crystal Brown; nephews: Matt Lengyel, Johnny Sinegal, Bill Brown, Arthur Sam, Lance Dillon; cousins: Pat and Ed Grenier, and Irene and John Rossi; and many extended family, U. Suspects, and Wonderful Friends..

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Published in San Diego Union-Tribune on Jan. 24, 2021.
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February 7, 2021
What an honor to have met Herman at some artistic event that I can't place. His magnetic smile and accomplishments are gifts of a wonderful life that will be missed. God bless you dear student pal Goldie for sharing so much. I wish there was something I could do. Life is not lost - it has changed. May he rest in peace.
Robert Hart
Acquaintance
January 27, 2021
Herman was a delightful person to know; we always enjoyed seeing him as he had such an optimistic and supportive manner about him. Our greatest sympathies to your family. May he rest in peace.
The Valentine Family (Kathy, Denise and Tatiana)
Friend
January 27, 2021
Herman was one of the kindest members of humanity I have ever met. He never had an unkind word to say about anyone or anything. He loved his wife and family, as well as his close friends. I will miss him very much, and my deepest sympathies to Goldie and family.
Julie Westervelt
Julie Westervelt
Friend
January 27, 2021
Herm was a true joy and friend. After leaving SD, we heard often from our dear friends Herm and Goldie. Holiday greetings, Anniversaries and Birthdays they never missed. We love you Goldie. We will miss Herm, but will carry his memory in our hearts.
Al and Phyl Galloway
Phyllis J Galloway
Friend
January 27, 2021
Herman Dustman was "THE MAN WITH A PLAN". I got to meet Herman through his lovely wife Goldie who is one of my classmates from San Diego high school. He was an avid Chicago Bear fan through and through. May Herman R.I.P. for all of eternity. :-(
Joe Lucero
Friend
January 25, 2021
Herm was one of the sweetest. Such an educated gentle soul. May he soar with the angels. God bless.
Ana Quick
Coworker
January 25, 2021
Herman was a delightful person and someone that made working with him fun! Always positive and a can do guy in the early days of launching the California State Lottery! A classic, Rest In Peace Herman.

Molly English
Molly
Friend
January 25, 2021
Herm was one of the nicest, kindest gentlemen I have ever known. Goldie, may you find comfort and peace in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as you grieve your loss
Charlie Rich
Coworker
January 25, 2021
Nowell Wisch
Friend
January 25, 2021
Herman always brought a smile to my face with his great attitude and warmth. I’m so happy I had the chance to get to know our dear Goldie's Herman a bit. Loved having Herm keep Goldie and all of us company in LJ Pres choir rehearsals. A dear man. Rest in peace, Herman.
Candace
Friend
January 25, 2021
Herm was the finest gentleman you could find. It was an honor to work with him. He will be missed by all.
John Bridegroom
Coworker
January 24, 2021
Herman was someone who always had a smile on his face and wanted you to have one too. He loved Goldie so much and their relationship was one for the ages. Herman will be missed by all who knew him. All my love to Goldie and family.
Susan Hancock
Friend
January 24, 2021
We loved Herman so much. Reading his Obituary brings tears to my eyes and puts a smile on my face. What a man! What a friend! What a husband! He will be greatly missed. We love you Goldie!
Love,
Barbara and Bill
January 24, 2021
I've learned so much about Herm and yet I feel I knew the most important thing. His goodness! As I've told you this world was blessed to have him and all grew who knew him. All my love Goldie
Marilyn Green
Friend
January 24, 2021
We love Uncle Herm and Aunt Goldie so very much! We are sad to see him go but know that he is in good hands. We are so lucky to have had an amazing Uncle! Love always, Matt, Kate, Christina, Jackson, Julianne and Charles Lengyel
Lengyel
Family
January 24, 2021
Dearest Goldie.... We are so very sorry for your great loss.... our arms are around you. Our very best to you .. Dex and Carolynn
Carolynn and Dex La Pierre
Friend
January 24, 2021
Herm, put simply, was one of the finest human beings to ever walk the earth. Herm and Goldie were gracious hosts and participants in our Usual Suspects events. As official photographer of our exploits for almost 30 years, I have more than 100 pictures of Herm without even one not featuring his brilliant smile even when my efforts documented his occasionally cute embarrassing moments.

In my 70 years on this planet I have yet to meet another person like Herm. His loss will be felt by many, many people... especially me.
Nowell Wisch
Friend
January 24, 2021
Your infectious smile and energy will be missed by all the staff and residents at Monarch Cottage. Our dance parties will not be the same
Alycia Febus
Friend
January 24, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. It was such a pleasure to know Herman! Goldie- what an amazing, loving wife you have been to him!
Robin Kumar
Friend
January 24, 2021
Missing you deeply everyday, My Beautiful Hermie Honey Bear!! May your soul be blessed with everlasting peace. Loving you forever, Your Goldie Bear
Goldie Sinegal Dustman
Spouse
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