February 27, 1930 ~ March 25, 2011
Herman John Loether
Herman Loether passed away at home in Rancho Palos Verdes on March 25, 2011. He died peacefully with his family at his bedside. The cause of death was cancer. Herman was born in Pittsburgh, PA on February 27, 1930 to Herman Carl and Evelyn Loether. He earned a PhD at age 27 from the University of Washington and was a Professor of Sociology for 40 years. He taught the first 10 years at California State University Los Angeles and 30 years at California State University Dominguez Hills. He enjoyed and took pride in his studentsâ€™ accomplishments. Herman had many interests and especially enjoyed genealogy and traveling. He was a patient, caring, dependable, unassuming person who had a wonderfully dry sense of humor. He was also a loving husband and father. We will miss him. Funeral services for Herman will be a Memorial Mass at St. John Fisher Catholic Church in Rancho Palos Verdes on Monday, May 16, 2011, at 11 A.M.
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