The Life of Richard C. Herman

Richard C. Herman, 82, of Longswamp Township, died Monday, October 29, 2018, in The Lutheran Home at Topton, where he was a resident since February, 2015. He was the widower of Diane M. (DeLong) Herman, who died September 21, 2011. Born in Rockland Township, he was a son of the late Russell and Phoebe (Kenney) Herman. Richard was a graduate of Kutztown Area High School. He was employed at Wilmer R. Schultz Inc, General Contracting, Emmaus, for over 30 years as a carpenter, until his retirement. He was a member of Carpenter's Union, Local 600. He was a skilled hunter, fisherman, and a champion trap shooter for the Topton Gun Club. He was a member of the Topton American Legion, and Longswamp and Alburtis Gun Clubs.

Richard is survived by sons, Darrel R., husband of Sheila A. (Kline) Herman, Mertztown, Bruce D., husband of Cathy (Terleski) Herman, Mertztown, and Brian S., husband of, Marnie (Marquardt) Herman, Pleasant Gap, Centre County; brothers, Carl and his wife Sylvia Herman and Robert and his wife Pearl Herman. There are also four grandchildren, Alison M. (Herman), wife of James Botti, Brad D. Herman, Brandon D. Herman, Tyler B. Herman; three step grandchildren, Kelly A. (Green) wife of Nicholas Robidas; Kelsey Boyer; and Katlyn (Boyer), husband of Matt Sostak; three great grandchildren, Owen T. RobidasElliana Herman; and Teagyn Herman. He was pre-deceased by a sister, Elouise (Herman) Miller.

A funeral service to celebrate Richard's life will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. from Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., 25 East Weis Street, Topton, PA, with Reverend Dr. Katherine E. Brearly officiating. Burial will follow in Longswamp Union Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call on Friday evening, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. and again on Saturday morning from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home.

The family requests contributions be made in Richard's memory to Ray A. Master Post #217 American Legion, 133 Centre Avenue, Topton, PA 19562 or Longswamp United Church of Christ, 200 Clay Road, Mertztown, PA 19539. 

Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., Topton, is in charge of arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at

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Uncle Hermie got a kick out of a good prank.  Remember the fake lottery ticket. He laugh so hard, getting in on the prank. You would find him in the kitchen for holidays making sure the turkey or ham was cooked to perfection.  While its sad to think i will not see him sitting on his recliner watching the game with the boys anymore i find solace with this image etched in my mind of him being reunited with aunt Diane, my cousin Dean, Baby Richard and, his sister Eloise.. Love you Uncle Hermie!

Posted by Pat B on 11/1/2018