Herman Burwasser Service Details - Manchester, New Jersey | Oliverie Funeral Home


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June 21, 1927 – May 2, 2020

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Obituary for Herman Burwasser

Herman Burwasser 92, of Renaissance, Manchester died Saturday, May 2, at Alcoeur Gardens, Toms River. Herman was born in the Bronx, the son of Russian immigrants, but always considered Toms River to be his hometown. He graduated from Toms River High School in 1945, and immediately enlisted in the Navy. At the end of the war, he returned to the family farm, but he took advantage of the G.I. Bill and entered Rutgers University, and subsequently, went on to earn his doctorate in chemistry from New York University. After a short stint doing research at Princeton University, Herman joined the aerospace industry, where he was a part of the team that saw the birth of the American manned space program. He was, in the truest sense, a rocket scientist. He spent the last part of his career in chemical research and development in the photography industry, for many years at GAF Corporation, working in both upstate New York and Wayne, N.J. Herman was an avid golfer, a lover of fine food and wine and classical music. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Lillian, three sons; Robert of NYC, Peter of Philadelphia, PA, and Daniel, also of NYC, and five grandchildren; Alex, Lee, Amanda, Rachel and Ian. Please consider making a memorial donation in Herman's name to Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation, www.alzinfo.org

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Interment Information

Ocean County Memorial Park
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Resting Place Extra Info


  • Jewish Star

  • US Navy

  • World War 2 Victory Medal
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