Randy Herman 63, of Tunkhannock passed away surrounded by his family as he took his last breath on earth and his first breath in heaven on Thursday, September 21, 2023 at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Deborah (Joyce) Herman.
Born on August 3, 1960 in Meshoppen, he is the son of Thomas Herman and the late Marjorie (Gruver) Herman. He was a 1978 graduate of Tunkhannock High School.
Randy's career spanned several decades, leaving a lasting impact on the automotive industry. He began his car career at Mickie's Auto Body in 1976, where he honed his skills as an auto mechanic. After his time at Mickie's Auto Body, Randy went on to work at Bernie's Auto Repair for an impressive thirty years. During his tenure at Bernie's, Randy became known for his unwavering commitment to excellence and his ability to fix everything from broken hearts to broken cars. His expertise and dedication earned him a reputation as one of the most reliable mechanics in town.
After leaving Bernie's Auto Repair, Randy joined the team at Wayne Auto Collison, where he continued to impress with his knowledge and skill for six years. He later worked at BX3 until their closure.
Never one to give up or shy away from a challenge, Randy embraced new opportunities and found a home at Brickhouse Services until his retirement. Throughout his career, he remained dedicated to providing exceptional service and ensuring that every customer left satisfied.
Outside of work, Randy had a deep love for his family and the great outdoors. He cherished moments spent with his loved ones, treasuring every memory created. Randy's passion for hunting and fishing allowed him to connect with nature and find solace in its beauty.
In addition to his love for nature, Randy had a particular affinity for Harley Davidson motorcycles. Their sleek designs, powerful engines, and sense of freedom captivated him.
First and foremost, he adored his granddaughter, who brought immeasurable joy into his life. His love for her knew no bounds, and their bond will forever remain a testament to the depth of Randy's love as a grandfather.
Furthermore, Randy served as a member of the Tunkhannock ambulance and dive team, where he held the esteemed role of crew chief. Randy's commitment to helping others made him a true hero in the hearts of many.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughter, Katie Sherman and husband Kayden; sisters, Polly Herman and husband Todd Shoemaker, Peggy Funk and husband Michael; sister-in-law and longtime friend, Vickie Corby and husband William; granddaughter, Ashlynn Rose Herman; several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by brother, Ricky Herman.
Family and friends are invited to attend Randy's memorial service which will be held on Tuesday September 26, 2023 at 12:00 PM from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, PA 18657.
A visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until the time of service on Tuesday.