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HERRMANN, Heinz Heinz Herrmann, 98, of Storrs, died Sunday (October 18, 2009). After completing the study of medicine and a research assistantship in biochemistry the University of Vienna and postdoctoral training in Copenhagen, he arrived in the U.S. in 1939. He first carried out research in ophthalmology, in part connected with World War II at the Johns Hopkins Medical School before starting his studies of embryonic development , first at Yale and the University of Colorado Medical School, transfering his work to the University of Connecticut in 1959 with the tenure of a research professorship of the American Cancer Society. During this time, he was for ten years director of the Institute of Cell Biology and served on two study sections of the National Institute of Health. He participated in the foundation of the American Society of Cell Biology and was for one semester NATO Professor at the University of Milan. In 1974 he received the Alumni Award for excellence in research. After his retirement in 1980, he wrote a textbook of Cell Biology and a book about the nature of understanding complex systems and was a volunteer at the UConn Library. He is survived by his wife Virginia and daughter Lisa. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday Oct. 23rd at 3 p.m. at Potter Funeral Home 456 Jackson St. (Rte. 195) Willimantic. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to Joshua's Trust, Gifts and Contributions, P.O. Box 4, Mansfield Center, CT. 06250. For online memorial guestbook and directions to the funeral home, please visit www.potterfuneralhome.com.


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Published in Hartford Courant on Oct. 20, 2009.
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November 7, 2009
I remember Heinz with great affection and deep respect. He was my kindly, generous and fatherly Ph.D. thesis advisor between 1964 and 1968 having rescued me from probable academic oblivion. Indeed I owe him a great debt of gratitude and was very sorry to learn of his passing just now.
William Rouslin
October 24, 2009
I am so sorry to hear of the death of Heinz Herrmann, a brilliant and good man who was my neighbor for many years on Willowbrook Road. The Herrmann house was always so cultivated, with harpsichord recitals and visiting artists from Europe who were singing at von der Mehden. I will keep the memory of that warmth and kindness forever. I send love to Virginia, whose magnificent organ playing at St. Mark's Church still resonates in my mind.
Tim Page
October 23, 2009
Dear Virginia,
Our thoughts are with you. Heinz was always such an elegant
and gracious man. We treasure our memories of both of you in
Storrs for those many years. Mary Lou Rylands and Phillip Isaacson
October 23, 2009
I have valued Heinz Herrmann as a colleague when I was still at Storrs. After moving to Farmington, I had occasional contact with him and always admired his scientific insights. I am plpeased he had a long and successful career in this country, having had to flee Nazi Europe.
Felix Bronner
October 21, 2009
Mrs. Herrmann and family,

Please acept my condolences. You and Dr. Herrmann were wonderful neighbors.
Geoff Fisher
October 21, 2009
It was always a pleasure to talk with Dr. Herrmann: not only was he a gentleman and a scholar, he was also insightful and genuinely nice. Please accept my condolences.
Richard Bleiler
October 20, 2009
Professsor Herrmann was such a gentleman. I was greatful for his kindess and his appreciation of Interlibrary Loan work done on his behalf. As a long time staff member of the Homer Babbidge Library I can say he was a pleasure to know. My sympathies.
Lynn Sweet
October 20, 2009
Dear Virginia,
I extend my deepest sympathy to you over the death of your Husband. I shall never forget your kindness to me when I was Pastor of St. Philip Church in Ashford and the beautiful dedication concert of the organ. Now retired, I shall remember Heinz in my Masses.
God Bless you,
Monsignor Willis West
Msgr. Willis West
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