Herman Blackman, 101, of Springfield and Boynton Beach, Fla., died June 27, 2018. He was born and raised in Bergenfield. In 1946 he moved to Jersey City and raised his family in Springfield.
In 1949 Mr. Blackman established Duncan Hardware Inc., which continues to operate on West Side Avenue in Jersey City.
He graduated from Newark College of Engineering, now part of New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), in 1938 with a degree in chemical engineering, and was honored as NJIT’s oldest living alumnus.
During World War II, he served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, where he served on ships off the coasts of Panama, Alaska, and in the Pacific.
An avid golfer, tennis player, and skier, he was an active member of Temple Sha’arey Shalom in Springfield and served as a past president of Jersey City Lions Club.
Predeceased by his wife, Anne, in 2010, he is survived by three children, Sandy (Ron) Eberle, Susan (Eric) Ortner, and Michael (Molly) Blackman; and five grandchildren.
Services were held July 1 with arrangements by Menorah Chapels at Millburn, Union. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund at Temple Sha’arey Shalom.