Vincent F. Herman, Jr.
Vincent F. Herman, Jr.
March 2, 1941 - January 30, 2020

Vincent F. Herman, Jr.

March 2, 1941 – January 30, 2020

Vincent F. Herman, Jr., age 78, of Satsuma, FL passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at Flagler Hospital in St. Augustine. He was born on March 2, 1941 in Buffalo, NY to Vincent F. Herman, Sr. and Julia Beatrice (O'Donnell) Herman. After graduating from high school, he worked at the Buffalo Steel Mill alongside his father, and then eventually began his long career as a Safety and Health Inspector for the State of New York. Vince was a voracious reader, and had many interests including: hiking the Adirondack Mountains, skiing down Whiteface Mountain, snowshoeing, boating, trains, camping, and just jumping in the car to go on an Uncle Wigley. After retiring from the state in 1996, he earned his Captains license, which led to him piloting “The Morgan” cruise boat on Lake George. He and his partner, Betty, had many great adventures, including dancing 'til the wee hours of the morning; taking the train across the US, stopping in Montana, and ending on Catalina Island off the coast of California; driving across Canada and into Alaska, camping in their converted van, accompanied by their cat, Pookie, who went everywhere with them.

Vince is survived by his long-time partner and dear friend of over 25 years, Betty Jean Pelton, of North Hudson, NY; his daughter, Patricia Laughlin (Herman), of Littleton, NH, and his constant companion and best buddy, Tony the cat. He was predeceased by both his parents, Vincent F. Herman, Sr., and Julia B. (O'Donnell) Herman.

When asked how he would like to be remembered, he replied, “As a seeker after truth. A bear who walked through the forest, turning over rocks to see what was under them.

No services are scheduled.

Masters Funeral Home of Palatka is in charge of arrangements

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