William J. Herman, the president of the Millville Board of Education, died on July 29 of cancer. He was 73.
Herman was a longtime board member, having first been elected in 1994. He was the board president for the past 14 years.
He also served as a member of the NJSBA Board of Directors; vice president of the Cumberland County School Boards Association; and as a trustee, and former chairman, of the New Jersey Schools Insurance Group. He earned the certificated board member designation from NJSBA’s Board Member Academy in 2014.
Herman served in the Air Force and Air National Guard for 26 years, and served in the Millville Police Department for 34 years, retiring as police chief in 2000. Herman was a graduate of Millville High Schol, Cumberland County College, and Rowan University, where he received his Master of Arts degree in 2004. He was also a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA and the West Point Academy.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Debbie Herman; sons, William J. Herman, Jr. and his wife Verna, and Kevin Andrew Herman; daughter, Lyndsey Herman. The family requested that donations be made in Bill’s memory to Inspira Home Care and Hospice, 1138 E. Chestnut Ave, #3B, Vineland NJ 08360 or the Millville Rescue Squad, 600 Cedar Street, Millville, NJ 08332.
Obituary: Darryl S. Thompson Sr., Burlington City Board of Education
Former Burlington City board president and current board member Darryl Spencer Thompson Sr. died on July 28. He was 57.
He grew up and attended elementary, middle and high school in the Burlington City district, where he joined the school board in 2003. After high school he attended the correctional officer training academy, and was employed by the Department of Corrections in Bordentown. He later had a career in automotive sales. As a gifted singer, Thompson had fond memories of singing the national anthem for the Philadelphia 76ers. He was a member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Burlington, where he became a minister.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Alva; his children Tori Robinson, Darryl Thompson Jr., Genise Santana (Quran) and Andrew Thompson; his mother, Inez Thompson; father and mother-in-law, Alvin and Helen Ingram; two granddaughters; seven siblings and several nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family and friends.