Richard G. Herman

January 13, 1936January 5, 2019

Richard G. Herman – of Peabody, entered into rest on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at the age of 82. Beloved husband of Judith (Hoffman) Herman. Devoted father of Shira Whritenour and her husband Rob and son Ian Herman. Richard was also the dedicated step-father to Jonathan Benson, Stephen Benson and his wife Julie DiCello, Eric Benson and his wife Julie. Cherished grandfather of ten adoring grandchildren. The loving brother of the late E. Philip Herman. Dear son of the late Max and Ruth (Rosenstein) Herman.

Richard grew up in Salem, graduated from Lowell Tech and raised his family in Lynn and Salem. He worked for many years at Herman’s Boot Shop in Peabody with his father and uncle before specializing in and sales and advertising. He was a dedicated member and sang in the choir of the Congregation Ahabat Sholom in Lynn, MA. Later in his life, Richard was also a member of Chabad of Peabody. He volunteered at the Rosh Chodesh Jewish Community Day School in Watertown and sang in the choir. Richard loved a good joke and making everyone around him laugh.

He cherished his time spent with family, friends, respected colleagues & clients.

A funeral service for Richard will be held on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 11:00AM at Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel, 10 Vinnin Street, Salem, MA 01970 with interment to follow at Maple Hill Cemetery, 98 Canterbury Drive, Peabody, MA 01960.

Shiva will be held at the home of Judith Herman immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to the Alzheimers Foundation of America at or the Northeast Animal Shelter at


  • Chapel Funeral Service Wednesday, January 9, 2019

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Joan Herzog

January 9, 2019

So sad to hear of Richard's passing. I have known him for close to 30 years - first through his long-term business with Petra Fashions. He provided us with many, many creative marketing tools. When Petra closed, I "found" him and we continued working together with a company called Latasia.

Every once in a while, our conversations would get off track and at those times, his face would light up talking about "his Judy" and his family. He was such a proud man.

I will always remember Richard with a smile on his face...and a briefcase in his hand. My thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time.

Joan Herzog

Earl Wilson

January 7, 2019

My deepest sympathies at this crossroad in your life, and I know your loved one is still protecting you from the Beyond...