Herman Jacquez, of Buchanan
Published 8:45 am Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Sept. 30, 1930 – Oct. 4, 2018
Herman Jacquez, 88, of Buchanan, passed away Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, at Lakeland Hospital in Niles.
A celebration of life Service will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, at Swem Chapel, 301 W. Front St., Buchanan, Michigan with Pastor Ellen Bierlein officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Buchanan. Friends may visit from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to American Legion Post 51, 403 East Front St., Buchanan. Those wishing to share a memory of Herman online may do so at swemchapel.com.
Herman was born Sept. 30, 1930, in Lynch, Kentucky to Frank & Candelaria (Alvarado) Jacquez. He graduated from Fairmont High School then went on to receive his Bachelor’s degree from Fairmont State College in West Virginia. He served his country during the Korean War in the Navy. On Feb. 4, 1955, he married Mary Wood in Oakland, Maryland. Herman was a computer pioneer and is a member of the Univac Hall of Fame. He retired from Clark Equipment after 30 years of service.
He was an active member of the American Legion Post 51 having served on the Honor Guard, 2 term Legion Commander, and other Legion positions. Herman was a sports enthusiast, trivia expert, and avid West Virginia football fan. He played football for Fairmont State, men’s softball and loved golfing. Herman was a loyal follower of his children’s and grandchildren’s sports and rarely missed a game.
Herman is survived by his children Frank (Jonnie) Jacquez of Cary, North Carolina, David Jacquez of Edwardsburg, Michigan, Craig (Wendy) Jacquez of Defiance, Missouri, Denise (Andrew) Bachleda of Bridgman, Michigan, and Susan (Robert) Dean of Green Bay, Wisconsin; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren with one on the way; brothers Sam (Helen) Jacquez and Morris Jacquez; and sister Virginia (Bob) Radcliff.
Herman was preceded in death by his parents, wife Mary and brother Henry Jacquez.