“Joe” to some, “Woody” to others, “Howard” to many, “Dad” to a few, died peacefully on September 9th, 2014 in his 88th year. Devoted husband of the late Harriet (Vandenbosch) Herman. Loving father of Les (Colleen) Herman of Chatham, Laura (Carl) Delmore of Stoney Point, and Jack (Kathy) Herman of Tecumseh. Cherished grandpa to Meghan and Scott Herman and Lauren Sherbourne, Jeffrey and Jonathan Delmore, Marie and Madison Herman. Born in Courtland ON to the late George and Evelyn (Greenland) Herman, Howard is survived by a brother David of Aylmer and sisters Wilma Young and Gertie Fewster of Tillsonburg. Predeceased by sisters Bernice and Mildred , brothers Victor, Lee, Bob and Phillip. Howard, a long time resident of Tilbury was a passionate golfer and sportsman and managed the Beaver Lumber store there for over 35 years. Cremation has taken place. Friends may visit at the Reaume Funeral Home, 6 Canal St. W. Tilbury on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Memorial service on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 11 a.m., at the funeral home. Donations to the Chatham-Kent Hospice or OSPCA would be greatly appreciated. Special thanks to Chez Nous Lodge where exceptional care was given to Howard.