Herman F. Sack of Holland, PA died Monday, March 7,
2011 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was 94.
Herman was the beloved husband of 65 years to the late Frances T.
Born in Collingswood, NJ, he was the son of the late Hugo H. and
Mabel M. Forman Sack and father of the late Carol-Mae F.S. Campion.
After graduating from Collingswood High School in 1937, Herman
attended Camden Commercial College where he met his future bride. The
Army cut short his college career.
During World War II, Herman proudly served in the US Army as an
infantryman and signal technician from 1941 to 1945 with the 5th
Ranger Battalion and 8th
Army Division. Participating in the Normandy
Campaign in Europe, he heroically fought in the Battle of Normandy,
Battle of the Bulge, Battle of Hürtgen Forest, and the Battle for Brest
where he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service
during combat operations. In addition to his many decorations, he was
awarded the Combat Infantryman's Badge (with two stars), Presidential
Unit Citation (twice awarded), and French Croix de Guerre with
Silver-Gilt Star for aiding in the successful liberation of France at
Pointe du Hoc. Herman also helped liberate two concentration camps in
Herman retired in 1982 after over 40 years of service with NJ Bell
Telephone, now known as Verizon. In his retirement, he and his wife
enjoyed travelling all over the United States in their RV seeing the
sights, winning ping pong tournaments, making many friends, and good
memories. When he wasn’t travelling, Herman volunteered countless hours
of his time in Brigantine helping out at the local Library and the
Senior Center. He also enjoyed "hanging out" with the members of the
Police and Fire Departments and visiting his many friends at City Hall.
During his 60 year residency in
Brigantine, Herman was a Boy Scout Leader, member and Deacon of the
Community Presbyterian Church, an Auxiliary policeman, and founding
member and past Chaplin of the American Legion Post #396.
When Herman and his wife moved to Twining Manor in 2006, he fostered
many relationships. Affectionately known as "Sarge", he was often seen
walking the grounds and feeding the squirrels. Herman was an usher at
Sunday morning services and distributed newspapers at Twining Manor.
His interests included gardening, farming and walking the "great
outdoors." He loved all animals especially dogs who sensed a real friend
in him. Herman was a life member of the National Ranger Battalions
Association WWII and a member of the NJ Society of the Sons of the
Herman is survived by his daughter, Kathryn S. Klatzkin and her
husband Charles of Warrington, his four cherished grandchildren,
Jacquelyn P. DuVal, Jesse T. Campion and his wife Celina, Lindsay B.
Klatzkin and Christopher J. Campion and his great grandsons Braydon
DuVal and Justin Gutierrez.
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