August L. Hermanni Jr.

January 14, 1921February 22, 2014

August L. Hermanni, Jr., 93, of Beachwood, passed away on Sat. Feb. 22 at Community Medical Center. Born in Paterson, he’s been a resident of Beachwood since 1950. He was a veteran of the US Coast Guard having served in WW II. Gus had a childhood dream of becoming a fireman and was a member of the Beachwood Fire Dept. in the early 1950’s until his appointment as Fire Chief at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station in 1958. He was the recipient of numerous awards and worked there until his retirement in 1976. He also worked as a training Officer for the Toms River Fire Dept. #2. Gus was a member of the Navy Lakehurst Historical Society and the American Legion. He loved gardening, woodworking and model railroading.

Gus was predeceased by his wife, Anne, his daughter-in-law Dorothy and his brother Harold. He is survived by two sons; Robert L. and Donna Hermanni of Whiting and August L. Hermanni, III of Beachwood, a daughter Carol A. Bautiste and Robert of Cresco, PA; a sister-in-law Edith Bosschoart of NM. He is also survived by 5 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral service to be held at the chapel at the Brig. Gen. Wm. C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery on Thursday Feb. 27th at 1:30 PM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to the charity of one’s own choice. Arrangements are being handled by Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home of Toms River. Condolences may be made to the family by visiting


  • Funeral Service Thursday, February 27, 2014

August L. Hermanni Jr.

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Carol Fries

February 27, 2014

So sorry for the loss of your father and grandfather. We were so blessed to have such a good neighbor and even better friend live behind us. He always remembered us at Christmas with his hand written card when so many people have stopped sending cards. His dear wife, Anne,his boys,daughter, grandkids were the joy of his life. Our family will miss him very much. With heartfelt sympathy, Johnny and Carol Fries and Family


February 26, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Tom MacBride

February 26, 2014

Peace be with you and your family. From the Dech family, Paul Sr, Paul Jr. Toms River Fire Company #1, myself and the rest of our fire fighting family.

Rob & Doreen Brown

February 26, 2014

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Jennie and Geoff Falbey

February 25, 2014

Dear Bob, Donna, Dana, Gus and Carol,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Remember that those we've loved and lost live forever within us.

Carol & Donovan Brown

February 25, 2014

Bob, Donna and family
So sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers,

February 25, 2014

Bob, Donna & Dana, So sorry to hear of your family's loss. Our prayers go out to your family.
Bob & Janet Malanga (Oviedo FL)

Joe Discenza

February 25, 2014

Bob & Donna, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My sincere sympathy.

Henry Applegate

February 25, 2014

RIP "do not take, ALH" Gus Hermanni. You hired me in 1966, and I spent ten years learning from you. Thanks Chief, you were an great teacher.

Dick and Sandy Frank

February 25, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hermanni family as you grieve the passing of August.may the love of God and your family aid you during these times of sadness.