Herman Jass

Graveside Service

1:30 pm
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Princeton Cemetery
Greenview Ave.
Princeton, New Jersey, United States

Obituary of Herman Earl Jass

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Herman E. Jass Herman passed away peacefully in the company of his loving family at the Princeton Medical Center He is survived by his wife, Alaine, two children, Dr. Daniel Jass (Kathleen) and Diane Jass Ketelhut, two grandchildren, Kristin Ketelhut Jones (Krister), William Herman Ketelhut (Doria), and two great-grandchildren, Kasen Jones, 6 years old, and Kamellia Jones, 2 years old. Herman served in Germany in the U. S. Army Corps Engineers in WWII with distinction. While on reconnaissance in Germany, he was severely injured and spent six months in military hospitals. After recovery, he returned to school, earning his Physical Biochemistry doctoral degree from Northwestern Univ. He and Alaine were married in Park Ridge, Ilinois, and later moved to New York with their two young children. He worked as a research manager at Helene Curtis, then as Chief Chemist for Revlon, and finally a vice-president of Research at Carter Wallace in Cranbury, NJ. He then became a private consultant to the drug and cosmetic industry. In his retirement years, he and Alaine maintained a home in Sanibel, Fl, and returned to the Princeton, N.J. area for part of each year. In these retirement years, he and Alaine learned to play duplicate bridge, earning their bronze lifemasters certificate. They directed a weekly duplicate bridge game at the Sanibel Community Center for several years. In addition, Herman enjoyed ballroom dancing and was a member of the Island Cotillion in Sanibel for nearly 20 years serving for a time on the steering committee. He was president of the George Washington Boy Scouts Council for many years, and was a member of the Nassau Club, and the Old Guard of Princeton. Burial will be in the Princeton Cemetery on Sat. Nov. 19, 2016 at 1:30 pm In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations to the Boy Scouts of America, or "CROW" (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife), Sanibel Fl. 33957. Arrangements are under the direction of the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, Princeton.
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