September 26, 1932 - November 7, 2021
A loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend, Gilbert G. Herman, Jr. went to be with the Lord on November 7, 2021, at the age of 89. He was born on September 26, 1932 in San Antonio, TX. He is preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert and Francisca Herman; sister, Emma Mendez; daughter, Olivia Martinez and great-granddaughter, Ava Alexis Guerra. "Gil" is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Minnie Herman; children, Gilbert Herman III, Yolanda Mendoza and Gerard Herman; 9 grandchildren, Audrey Morales (JD), Gilbert Jackson Herman (Valerie), Erin Campos, James Gilbert Guerra, Angela Guerra, Ramiro Martinez III, Daniel Martinez (Lauryn), Melyssa Bowen and Adolph Alexander Mendoza; 14 great-grandchildren, Mark Anthony Nava, Michael Aaron Nava, Matthew Adam Nava, Ireland Aurora Gathright, Adrian Mendoza, Giovanni Guerra, Olivia Gabrielle Castillo, Avery Martinez, Hayden Gil Martinez, Adalynn Martinez, Hunter Bowen, Alex Bowen and Malcolm Bowen; 2 great-great-grandchildren, Kehlani Nava and Aylanna Mendoza; nieces and nephews, Monica Mendez, Veronica Mendez, Rosemarie Mendez, David Mendez and Jesse Mendez, Teresa Torvala, Anita Samarron, Jovita Rodriguez, Juan Salas, Dahlia Uresti, Linda Pierro-Richarte, Rose Strawn, Vincent Ramirez, Elida Ramirez Melchor, Alfred Pena, Cathy Keller, Christine Valero, Carrie Ramirez, Richard Ortiz, David Reyes, Irene Reyes and other extended family members and friends. Gil is a graduate from Lanier High School, where he learned Carpentry which led to his passion in working with his hands. Gil began his career as an Structural mechanic working with Sheet Metal. This required him to know all parts of the aircraft including Landing Gear, Powerplant (engines), Hydraulics and Electrical. While working at Sikorsky Aircraft he designed and customized private aircraft to the customer's specifications to include helicopters and jets. As the owner of Metal Concepts, his company was the only one in the country to produce customized metal parts for small aircraft. He was a humble and kind man who instilled family values. He enjoyed his time watching the Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs and discussing politics. Visitation will be Friday, November 26, 2021 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 6:30 p.m. at Mission Park Funeral Chapels South. Funeral Service will be on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Mission Park South. Interment to follow at Mission Burial Park South.
A loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend, Gilbert G. Herman, Jr. went to be with the Lord on November 7, 2021, at the age of 89. He was born on September 26, 1932 in San Antonio, TX. He is preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert... View Obituary & Service Information
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