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William “Gary” Herrmann

Service Date: September 6, 2019
Visitation Info: St. Barbara Catholic Church
Interment Info: Highland Cemetery
Service Info: St. Barbara Catholic Church
Service Info

William “Gary” Herrmann, 73, of Erlanger, KY, passed away on August 30, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his family. Gary served in the United States Navy Submarine service during the Vietnam War. He retired from the Xerox company where he served as a manager for 30 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Dolores Herrmann; and his sister, Marlene Becker. Gary is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Kathy Herrmann (nee Becker) of Erlanger, KY; his sons, William “Scott” Herrmann (Tamara) and Todd Andrew Herrmann (Johnna). He also leaves behind his beloved grandchildren, Alex and Brooke Herrmann. Visitation will be on Thursday, September 5, 2019 from 5:00PM-7:00PM at St. Barbara Church in Erlanger, KY. Mass of Christian burial will be on Friday, September 6, 2019 at 10:00AM at St. Barbara Church. Burial at Highland Cemetery in Ft. Mitchell, KY. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to: Dancing Well Soldier Project 1355 Bardstown Rd, #134, Louisville, KY 40204-1353 and The Naval Submarine League online at or mail to NSL, 1737 King Street, Suite 600, Alexandria, VA 22314. Online condolences to:

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

St. Barbara Catholic Church

4042 Turkeyfoot Rd.
Erlanger, Ky 41018
10:00 am

St. Barbara Catholic Church

4042 Turkeyfoot Rd.
Erlanger, Ky 41018

Highland Cemetery

Address: 2167 Dixie Hwy Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017
12:00 am - 12:00 am

William “Gary” Herrmann


So very sorry

Ron was very saddened when we got the call. So many stories of childhoods spent together. We send our heartfelt sympathies to the entire family. Ron and Nancy Kanienberg

Hero of our country

Rest in paradise friend! Although we never met in person, only on words with friends, I enjoyed hearing about your wife, grandchildren & even your spoiled dog Charlie. I will miss you terribly as will everyone that knew you, you had touched. I will miss your humor and your stories. I’m relieved you’re not suffering any more.
Missy Shelton – Murray

Submariner, Rest You Oars

We are thankful for Gary’s service in submariners and what it meant to him. The Naval Submarine League appreciates his wish to be remembered through our organization and we honor his memory. The NSL is a 501 c 3 organization with a mission to educate the public about the importance of submarines to the national defense.

Service to our country.

Gary and I have been cousins for over 70 years and only enjoyed each other at family picnics and other family get togethers. We both in the last 10 years had hope to share some beers and talk about out military days during the Vietnam War. I always appreciated his service being in a sub and he appreciate mine as a Marine. The beers I drink in the future will have thoughts of Gary. Thank You, Gary for your service and welcome home.

Condolences to your family

Sending prayers to your family is this trying time.

Mike Davis

Condolences to the Herrmann family

Sorry for your loss, my condolences to the family

My sympathies

Sending you and your family thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Jackie Vaughn

Wit and Good Humor

Gary was gifted with a great sense of dry wit and good humor. I am thankful he shared those gifts with so many at Franciscan Media. I will forever think of Gary at the mention of a submarine! Thankful for his service, always. Gone but not forgotten. Continued prayers for the Herrmann family.

Our condolences

Kathy and Family – our condolences and you are in our prayers.

From a USS STONEWALL JACKSON Fellow Crewmember

My name is Ray Kuryla. I served aboard the STONEWALL JACKSON after Gary did. Crewmembers of a submarine, even if they did not serve aboard at the same time, still have a close bond. I am saddened to have read about the passing of Gary. My sincere condolences to the family. Sailor, rest your oar.


So sorry to hear of Gary’s passing, I enjoyed working with him at Xerox. His family is in my thoughts and prayers

Sorry for your loss

My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Gary Herrman STS2(SS). I did not know Gary personally, but rode the same submarine a few years after he did. May he rest in peace.
Michael Burba Sr.

My Friend and Shipmate

Our most sincere condolences to Kathy and family at Gary’s passing. We remember him and Kathy with great fondness and friendship and wish for all the family comfort and peace in knowing Gary was a contributor to life, not a taker, and that he was a true patriot and American hero. He and his humor and friendship over the years will be truly missed. He was a great friend and shipmate. God bless you all and give you peace.
Larry and Mary Ann Leek