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Bruce Herman

June 18, 1931 — June 10, 2010

Bruce Herman, of Peterborough, Jaffrey, Marlborough and most recently of Temple, passed away on June 10th after battling cancer. He was a few days shy of his 79th birthday. At the time of his death he was living was cared for by close friends and by Hospice.

'Herman' as he wasalso known,was the director of the Actors Theatre Workshop in New York City for eight years, and also a director of many productions in Greenwich Village and off-Broadway. As an actor, he appeared in a large repertoire of off-Broadway productions and portrayed Mark Anthony in a Shakespeare in the Park production of Julius Caesar. He was the author of two plays which were produced off-Broadway, The Catalyst and The Resurrection. He had written a large body of work ranging from poetry, to short stories, to a novel.

A renaissance man, Bruce also worked as an environmental planner, furniture designer, interior designer, and as a commercial videographer for clients including Corning Glass Works. He was a poet, sculptor, and crafted one-of-a-kind jewelry and collectable walking sticks entirely by hand.

He traveled the world while in the Navy, serving in the Korean War as a SEAL, and was a Prisoner of War.

Passions in his life included Bach, good jazz, great books, art in and on all mediums, well-prepared food, working out in the gym, swimming, and smoking his pipes.

He was a practicing Zen Buddhist. Social justice and racial equality were important to him.

Bruce is survived by a son, David Herman, a chiropractor, of Arizona, a daughter, Elizabeth Herman, a fashion designer, of Pennsylvania, a grandson and several stepchildren.

In memory of Bruce, please consider a donation to the AmericanCancer Society.

At Bruce's request there will be no calling hours.

There will be a quiet gathering of friends on Tuesday, June 22, 2010at 6 pm at Papagallos in Swanzey to celebrate Bruce Hermans life.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Bruce Herman, please visit our flower store.


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