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Seymour “Sy” Herman

Seymour “Sy” Herman, age 80, of Toms River, N.J., died Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Community Medical Center in Toms River.

Born in New York City, Sy spent his younger years in the Lower East Side, Brooklyn, and Queens. He later lived in Hazlet, Sea Bright, and Brick, N.J., before moving to Toms River 18 years ago.

Sy served in the US Army during World War II.

He was a past member of Beth Mordechai Synagogue, the Knights of Pythias, the Jewish War Veterans, and a board member of the Hazlet Board of Education. Always active in youth athletics, he co-founded the Raritan High School Booster Club.

He was vice president of National Cleanser Products and worked as a manager of trucking companies. In his retirement, he was a part-time limousine driver with Leisure Limousine, Toms River.

Seymour was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Laura; one brother, Elias; and a sister, Bernice Chernoff.

He is survived by two sons, Mark (Elaine) of Dassel, and Jeffrey (Karen) of Ocean Gate, N.J.; two daughters, Susan (Richard) Schwartz of Clarks Summit, Pa., and Ellen (Doug) Mieras of Oakhurst, N.J.; two sisters, Edith Moshenberg of Baltimore, Md., and Esther Herman of Whiting, N.J; and the most important part of his life – his adored 11 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren

Funeral services took place at Belkoff-Goldstein Funeral Chapel, with Rabbi Michael Klein officiating. Interment was at Beth Israel Cemetery, Woodbridge, N.J.

Pallbearers were Michael Herman, Michael Gunderson, Doug Ailie, Steven Herman, Adam Herman, Richard Schwartz, Martin Herman, and Joe and Michael Acquaro.