In Memory

Gerd Herrmann

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05/23/14 12:35 PM #1    

Lynda McCurdy (Hotra)

Gerd was our neighbor and always ready to lend a hand to his many friends, both in the neighborhood and in his various car collector clubs.  Our class alumni group meant a great deal to him, especially because he went straight to work, rather than college, following PCS graduation. 

05/23/14 02:46 PM #2    

Buzz Petsos

I most remember Gerd from his accordian and the times we spent on the pond behind his home on a raft. What a hoot both of those memories bring. Who in our school played an accordian, and as far as the raft, we were ahead of our time with snakes on a raft probems we encountered. Was glad to see Gerd at the last reunion I attended, maybe the 30th? Who knows, time moves so fast anymore. May he rest in peace, god bless.

05/23/14 03:40 PM #3    

Sally Durkee (Durkee)

I remember Gerd from grade school and might have been a boy to pull my pony tail! I know he was proud of his German heritage and, as noted, was very helpful. I always counted on seeing him at every reunion and he and John Hitchcock would connect and enjoy the merriment. 

So sad. . . 

05/23/14 06:07 PM #4    

John Hitchcock

Gerd was a friend for life, as you know most people only have one. We were friends since childhood, my parents sponsored him through our church when he moved here with his family from Germany looking for a more prosperous life. We spent many good times together. I was able to spend a few days with Gerd and his wife Diane in February a few days before he went to heaven.  He was a true friend and he will be sorely missed.

05/23/14 07:28 PM #5    

Jan Braunle

Gerd and I shared our German heritage.  My grandparents immigrated in the 20's, to Rochester.  My grandfather was an optical engineer, so that made sense.  My own parents moved to Pittsford when I was in third grade.  I don't know when Gerd arrived, (maybe before me) but as young children we both recognized that bond.  I am sorry to learn of his passing.

Jan Braunle 

05/23/14 09:47 PM #6    

David 0. Hughes

I recall having a pretty long conversation with Gerd at The Roger's house at the reunion (30?35?).  He had done very well.  Clearly self made.  I am sorry to hear he is no longer with us.  I did not know him well in school, but was very impressed speaking with him years later. I should have been better friends in school...he could have helped me with German!


Could have, should have, would have.  See you on the other side.

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