Herman Allen Terrill
Herman Allen Terrill, 90, passed away on March 24, 2020, at Jefferson Healthcare in Jefferson, Ohio. Herman was born May 14, 1929 in Cambridge Township, Crawford County, Pa to Everett T. and Iva (Smeltzer) Terrill.
He graduated in 1947, from Cambridge Springs High School, and took courses from Cornell and Penn State getting certified in artificial insemination. He was employed with G.E. for 2 years and the Artificial Breeder Coop, retiring in 1994 after putting in 36 years of service.
He served on the Selective Service Board of Appeals, in Batavia, New York for 12 years as well as chairman of the county Dairy Princess. Upon retirement he was on the North Kingsville Village Planning Commission as well as an elder and trustee of the Edgewood Alliance Church, belonging to the American Legion Post 743 serving as a winter Chaplin for 5 years.
With his love of history and geography, during his youth, he traveled cross country working on ranches and farms. Within his lifetime he visited 48 states and Canada and Mexico. He has also read the Bible several times, applying it to his life.
While serving in Japan, with the U.S. Army, Herman married Toshiko Nakajima, in Fukuoka, Japan on March 14, 1952. Survivors include his loving wife of 68 years, Toshiko; two daughters, Patricia (Joe) Reynolds and Ruth (George) Harron; three grandchildren, Amber (Andy) Hill, George (Kaela) Harron, and Mark (Kate) Harron; one great-granddaughter, Aubrey Hill; two brothers, Clarence (Nancy) Terrill and Dale (Jan) Terrill; a sister, Daisey (Clinton) Henry; a sister-in-law, Twyla Terrill; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Nelson Terrill; and a sister-in-law, Nancy Terrill.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
Arrangements are under the direction of Royal-Coleman Funeral Home, 6028 U.S. Hwy 6, Linesville.
Please share a condolence for the family at royalcolemanfuneralhome.com.
Published on March 25, 2020


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Pastor David Hines
Mar 27, 2020
I am so sorry to hear that Herman passed away. Know that my prayers are with your family. I sure enjoyed having Herman as part of our church. He was a great encourager and prayer warrior. If I can help you in any way please call me at home (440)-224-3326. God bless you all. - Pastor Dave
Eadie Sickler
Mar 27, 2020
It was a joy to have Herman in our "Circle of Friends" Sunday School class. He was a prayer warrior, and was an inspiration to many.
He is now resting in peace with his Lord and Savior.
Alan mcKinley
Mar 26, 2020
Herman loved our Lord and others.
Clarenece Terrill
Mar 25, 2020
So sorry for your loss..Toshiko, Patricia,and Ruth..One of my fondest memories of my brother was..our trip to New York on our motorcycles..we lost our motorcycle jackets on our way home..they must have fallen off..haha..and all the trouble we got in together..but he was always there to back me up if i needed help..he will always hold a special place in my heart..he was my brother...
Kimberly (Terrill) Braun
Mar 25, 2020
So sorry for your loss Aunt Toshiko, Ruth, Patricia, and family. I have SO MANY happy memories of Uncle Herman and of the times when we came to Batavia. The city pool, Letchworth State Park, Genesee County Museum, Watkins Glen, Stoney Brook Park...I could go on and on. You both always made sure we had such a great time! He was a great uncle and a wonderful man! And now he's healed and whole again! Love, hugs, and prayers to all of you!
Terry and Renee Terrill
Mar 25, 2020
We will always remember Uncle Herman as one of the most generous people that we know. We spent many weekends visiting Uncle Herman and Aunt Toshiko, they were both such wonderful hosts always taking us places and seeing the sights. We would sit and play games in the evening and Uncle Herman would tell us stories of his childhood. We will miss Uncle Herman dearly but this isn’t good bye, this is till we meet again. I’m picturing Uncle Herman meeting us at the gates of heaven.