March 28, 1921 ~ April 9, 2010
Herman passed away at his home on Friday, April 9, 2010. Herman was born on March 28, 1921, in Mrs. Pratt's Private Hospital, one of Inglewood's Earliest Maternity Homes.
Herman graduated in 1938 from Inglewood High School. His passion in life was photography. Herman opened his first studio in April 1955 on La Brea. Moving the studio in May of 1971 to Centinela Ave in Inglewood where it remains to this day.
Herman's photos captured many historical events as well as at least 7, 000 weddings.
Herman received many awards for his outstanding photographic works. The Conference of California Historical Societies bestowed the Individual award of Merit for his contributions of photography to the cause of Historic preservation. The Historical Society of Centinela Valley awarded Herman an honorary life membership in 1986, lauding him for his skill in copying and restoring badly faded old prints and tintypes.
Herman lost his loving wife Eloise in December 2007. They were married for 64 wonderful years. Herman is survived by his daughter Carol (Walter) Lowry and his son Karl Hartzel. A gathering of friends and family with visitation will be held on Monday, April 19th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at McCormick Mortuary located at 635 So. Prairie Avenue Inglewood, CA. Graveside Services will be held at Inglewood Park Cemetery located at 720 E. Florence Avenue, Inglewood CA, on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at 11:00 a.m.
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