Pastor Robert “Bob” Philip Herrmann passed away in his home on September 26th, 2020 in Thurman, NY at the age of 64.
Bob was born on June 25, 1956 at Abington Memorial Hospital in Pennsylvania to Robert and Grace Herrmann. Bob grew up in Oakford, PA and graduated from Baptist Bible College in Clarks Summit, PA with a Bachelors in Pastoral Studies (1979) and a Bachelors in Secondary Education (1981).He married Donna Metzger in 1981 and together they taught in Christian schools and served in churches in Indiana, New Jersey, and New York. While teaching, Bob enjoyed coaching softball, baseball, soccer, and wrestling. Bob also served as the Pastor of Horicon Baptist Church in Brant Lake, NY from 1986-1989 and then as the Pastor of Thurman Baptist Church in Thurman, NY for the next 22 years. In the community, Bob led the Thurman Youth Soccer Program, served on the Brant Lake and Thurman EMT squads for several years, and umpired High School baseball. He thoroughly enjoyed his years coaching Warrensburg Little League. Bob was an exceptional, loving parent to his own children as well as many foster children over the years who held a special place in his heart.
Bob enjoyed not only the preaching aspect of being a pastor, but also shepherding, loving, and caring for his congregation, family, and friends. He preached with excitement and enthusiasm. As he was coping with the trials of cancer, he often said these words, “The Lord is good, no matter what He does.” It was his hope that when the Lord took him home, his testimony and love for God would encourage others to turn their thoughts and lives to Christ.
Bob is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Donna Herrmann of Thurman; son, Jedediah (Karen) Herrmann of Warrensburg, NY; son, Nathan (Amber) Herrmann of Thurman, NY; daughter, Jessica (Matthew) Jones of Warrensburg, NY; daughter, Bethany (Paul) Baity of Bahama, NC; daughter, Elizabeth Herrmann of Thurman, NY; son, Jacob Herrmann of Thurman, NY; daughter, Marley Herrmann of Thurman, NY; sister, Carol (Jay) Nase of Hagerstown, MD; sister, Joan (Mike) Lautenbacher of Sicklerville, NJ; seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his mother, Grace Herrmann, and father, Robert Herrmann.
A burial service is scheduled for Saturday, October 3rd at 11am at the cemetery by Thurman Baptist Church. Pastor Neil Shupp will officiate the ceremony; all are welcome to attend and celebrate Bob's life. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to Thurman Baptist Church at 380 South Johnsburg Road, Warrensburg, NY 12885. The family would like to thank friends and family who made it possible for Bob to finish out his days in the comfort of his own home.
Please visit www.alexanderfh.net for online guestbook, condolences.