Thomas Edward Herman

04/04/1932 - 01/09/2024


Obituary For Thomas Edward Herman

Thomas Edward Herman, 91, of Danville, PA, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on January 9, 2024, at his home. He was born April 4, 1932, in Danville PA, the son of the late Morgan James and Margaret Kashner Herman

Tom graduated from Danville High School in 1951.

He proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict as a Chief Marine Engineer from 1951-1955.

Tom was married to Thelma Mader Herman for 32 years and was later married to Lois Wert Herman who preceded him in death in 2021.

A hard-working, self-employed dairy farmer, he was the owner/operator of Frosty Valley Dairy Jug Milk during the 1960’s and 1970’s. In his younger years, he worked at TRW in Danville PA.

He served as Montour County Commissioner from 1972-1988. He was then appointed as Regional Director of the Department of Agriculture and then returned to serving as Montour County Commissioner from 1996-2004.

A respected and committed community leader, Tom was well known for his work on various committees including the Geisinger Authority, Area Agency of Aging and SEDA COG, among many.

An avid outdoorsman, Tom enjoyed fishing, boating, and hunting. During his later years, he enjoyed spending time with his dogs, who were his constant companions. He loved spending time with his family, all of whom he adored.

Beyond his work, Tom was known for his generous, warm and compassionate nature always looking out for the underdog. He would go out of his way to help friends and neighbors, often lending a helping hand without seeking recognition or reward. Tom’s acts of kindness and generosity touched the lives of many, leaving an indelible impact on the community he loved so dearly.

Tom’s memory will be forever treasured by his family, neighbors, and friends, who will remember him for his kind heart, unwavering loyalty, and contagious smile.

He is survived by two sons: Edward L. Herman and his wife Margaret and Jeffrey Herman and four daughters: Karen Robbins and her husband Dean; Cindy Cavanaugh, Julie Sees and her husband Steven and Kim McGaw and her husband Pat; all of Danville PA. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Gene Cavanaugh in 2010. The last surviving member of his immediate family, he was preceded in death by eight siblings.

The family would like to acknowledge and thank his son and their brother Jeff, for his devotion and care that was given to their dad throughout the past year and half.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Walk-through Celebration to be held on Sunday, January 14, 2024, from 3:00 – 5:00 PM at Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 42 West Mahoning Street Danville PA. Services will be private. Burial will also be private at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Danville with military rites will be accorded by Danville American Legion Post 40 Honor Guard and the United States Navy Honor Guard.

The family will provide flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to Danville American Legion Post 40 Memorial Fund PO Box 222 Danville PA 17821 or the Danville Area Little League PO Box 224 Danville PA 17821.

Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc 42 West Mahoning Street Danville PA 17821.


14 Jan

Walk-through Visitation

03:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 42 W Mahoning St. Danville, PA 17821 Get Directions »
by Obituary Assistant

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  • 01/11/2024

    Always a warm smile when he was a customer at Clark's. A more favored customer of mine. Prayers for the family.

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