Obituary of Edgar Herman
Edgar Dale Herman was born October 9, 1946 at City Hospital in Baltimore. He attended Kenwood High School where he became very active in the Catholic Youth Organization serving as a National Delegate, an area representative and the local Vice-Chairman of the CYO for three years.
After high school, Ed worked for a year at Bethlehem Steel. One day, on his way home from work, he spotted a vintage Morgan car for sale, and nearly spent his earnings to buy it. Ultimately his vision of being the first is his family to go to college won out, but he never forgot the car.
He attended Essex Community College followed by Cerritos College in California, NYU, and Northwestern University in pursuit of becoming an Orthotist/Prosthetist. In 1976 Ed received his Board Certification, the start of a 45-year career that was far more of a passion than a job.
After years of mentoring with his beloved Father-in-Law, Robert Denison, Ed opened his first business, Baltimore Orthotics in 1982. For over 25 years he worked closely with local hospitals where he touched the lives of so many with compassion, personal attention, and care for every patient, family, and colleague. He was most proud of his work with Johns Hopkins and the Spina Bifida community.
In 1999 he sold his company with ideas of retiring, and the first thing he did was buy a Morgan like the one he remembered from his youth. Squeaky, so named because the brakes always squeaked, and still do, found a loving home with Judy and Ed, even returning to her mainland of England for a world wind vacation in 2000. They were an iconic pair around town.
Throughout his life, he had several special passions: Family, soccer, fishing, Bob Dylan, Sherlock Holmes, music, guitar, writing, crafting ships in a bottle, golf, playing Santa Claus, community volunteering, his beloved 1958 Morgan, and every project his wife was involved in.
Ed passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday March 24, 2018, his body worn down by the effects of a valiant yearlong battle with cancer. His memory will be kept alive through his loving wife, Judy Herman, his daughters; Cory Garner and Beth Brittain, grandchildren; Solgaard, Selah, and Saraph, as well as countless family and friends.
He will be laid to rest in a private gathering on the family’s property in West Virginia at the exact spot where while on their honeymoon he carved their initials J.H. + E.H. in a heart on a tree for all to see.
Special thanks to our friends and Ed’s employers, Joe and June Dunn of D&J Medical who have been so supportive during this time.
To the University of Maryland Cancer Center, especially Dr. Jiang, thank you for your care, consideration, and positive thinking.
A remembrance celebration will be held on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 from 5-7 pm at Green Hill Country Club, Whitehaven Rd., Quantico, MD.
Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, P.A., 501 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804. To send condolences to the family, please visit www.hollowayfh.com.
Memorial Contributions may be made in his honor to:
Women Supporting Women
1320 Belmont Avenue
Salisbury, MD 21804
Fairway to Life
c/o University of Maryland Medical System Foundation
110 South Paca Street, 9th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
Salisbury: (410) 742-5141
Pocomoke City: (410) 957-0224
Salisbury: (410) 749-3278
Pocomoke City: (410) 957-1083
501 Snow Hill Road
Salisbury, Maryland 21804
107 Vine Street
Pocomoke City, Maryland 21851
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