Bob Hermanns: 1943-2014

A native of Joliet, Illinois, Bob Hermanns passed away on Feb. 10, in Long Beach, Calif.


A true food industry legend, Bob spent over 50 years in the food industry and for the past five years as Director of Food Industry Management Programs at the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business.

Bob, graduated from the USC Food Industry Management Program in 1967 and served the food industry in leadership roles with Jewel Food Stores in Chicago; Red Owl in Minneapolis; Lucky Stores in both Northern and Southern California; American Stores in Salt Lake City; Shopeaze, Inc. in Santa Clara; Weis Markets in Central Pennsylvania; Associated Grocers in Seattle; Encore & Associates in San Ramon and Park City Group in Park City, Utah. Bob Served on the Board of Directors of the WAFC during his years with Lucky Stores and Associated Grocers.

Bob is survived by his wife of 40 years, Carolyn, daughter and granddaughter, Stefanie & Sofia Stamires, and son Robert J. “Jeremy” Hermanns and daughter-in-law, Erika.

Plans are underway for a memorial service and the family is establishing a foundation to accept donations in lieu of flowers.

Those wishing to send condolences to Carolyn and family may do so at:
Carolyn Hermanns
4217 Cedar Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807