Daniel Harold Herman "Dan"
Dan, 91, died peacefully on July 26, 2018, at his home in Vienna, VA. He was the beloved husband of Rhoda S. Herman, sharing love and friendship for 68 years; devoted father of Robin Herman, Lisa Hatfield and Michael Herman; loving grandfather of two and great-grandfather of six. He reached for the stars when he went to work for NASA and combined his engineering knowledge with his passion for space exploration. Over his career he worked on many ground breaking space missions, including the successful Galileo mission to Jupiter. He will be remembered for his scientific curiosity, love of family, zest for life, luck at poker and dry martinis. A memorial celebration of his life, will be held Sunday, August 5, at 1 p.m. at Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home, 9902 Braddock Road, Fairfax, VA. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: The American Heart Association, donatenow.heart.org or Alzheimer's Association, www.alz.org/nca/donate.
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Published in The Washington Post on Aug. 3, 2018.