Herman Gerson

herman-gersonWe are saddened to announce that Herman Gerson, a past VID vice president and longtime VID member, honored with the VID Community Service Award in 2005, passed on August 20th.  He was 103 years old.

Herman was a former Greenwich Village Democratic district leader, Democratic state committee member. He was father of Alan, former city councilmember for the First District, which covers Lower Manhattan, part of the Village and the Lower East Side and Soho, Noho and Little Italy; and husband of Sophie, a former school board leader and community board member. They all lived at 505 LaGuardia Pl., where Herman Gerson was president of the board of directors and edited 505 News, the building’s quarterly newspaper. He also tutored in math at Washington Irving High School.

The service will take place this Sunday, August 23, 11:00 AM at the Greenwich Village Funeral Home, 199 Bleecker St. (bet. MacDoougal and 6th Ave.).
Shiva, with a community reception, will be observed Sunday and Monday, August 23rd and 24th, from 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM, at the community room of 505 LaGuardia Place.


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