Deceased Information


    Ronald Otto Herman

  • AGE



    Wednesday, March 22, 2023 (After Sunset)


    Shiva will be held at B'nai Torah on Thursday, March 23, 2023 from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM with a service beginning at 6:15 PM.



    Ronald "Ronnie" Otto Herman, age 77, passed away peacefully on March 22nd, 2023, surrounded by his loving family. Ronnie was born on August 20, 1945, in Pensacola, Florida to the late Kurt and Gertrude (Bickart) Herman who were Holocaust Survivors. He spent most of his adult life in Atlanta, GA. Ronnie was a dedicated family man, survived by his wife and best friend Nicki Herman, his three children, son Scott (Stephanie), son David, and daughter Lisa “Rani-Joy” Herman. Additionally, he has step-children Chris Hecht (Erin), Craig Hecht (Eve), and is a proud grandfather to Samantha, Sean, Kai, Maxwell, Kieran, Ash and Cooper, his sister Charlotte Herman Janis (Dick Grosswald) and sister-in-law Audrey Leonard amongst his nephews Stephen Janis (Andrea), Eric Janis (Jennifer Arnoldi) and Joey Leonard. Great niece and nephew Shana and Kenny Janis.

    Ronnie and his sister Charlotte were raised by their parents in Pensacola. His parents had a significant influence in his life, and he often spoke of their support and encouragement throughout his many business ventures highlighting Resort Gifts, Compufax, Aaron Rents and The Flying Biscuit.

    Ronnie had many passions and hobbies throughout his life. He was a man of diverse interests including poker, sports, theater, concerts, bowling, tennis and Alabama “Roll Tide” football. Ronnie and his wife Nicki also loved to travel. His favorite destination was the Wave Crest in Del Mar, California where he would spend time with family and friends.

    In addition to his varied interests, Ronnie had a few favorite foods and drinks. He liked nothing more than having an artichoke with chestnuts while watching Alabama football. His favorite dessert was marzipan, and he would often be seen drinking a peach Propel or diet soda. In fact, his last request which was honored was to enjoy one last diet Dr Pepper on his own.

    One, if not the most, endearing quality that Ronnie possessed was his great sense of humor. He had a very quick wit and a knack for finding humor in even the most mundane situations, including the last moments of his life. Despite the challenges and setbacks, he faced in later years, Ronnie never lost his sense of humor or his ability to see the bright side of things. Ronnie's sense of humor will be remembered by all those who had the pleasure of knowing him, and his legacy of laughter and joy will continue to inspire and uplift those he touched throughout his life.

    Donations can be made in his honor to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation or  to B’nai Torah of Atlanta .

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  • Bonnie Sharpe

    To my dearest friend, Nicki and Ronnie's beautiful family, I was so sad to learn that Ronnie was making the transition to a beautiful life beyond our world. Through Nicki, I was able to get to know Ronnie and appreciate his generous nature, fabulous sense of humor and his love for his family and friends. I am forever grateful for how much love he showed my friend. Over the years, we shared many laughs. It was so special how he loved and appreciated Nicki's and my friendship. Rest in peace, Ronnie. Walter and I will miss you. We know you will be watching over your loved ones ?? Bonnie and Walter

  • Paula Rothschild

    It is with great sadness that I say goodbye to Ronnie Herman. He was an amazing man with a great sense of humor and a zest for life. Ronnie loved his family and is someone who leaves behind an amazing legacy- his adoring wife, Nicki, all of their children and step children and grandchildren and a host of friends, who Ronnie was always able to make smile! Rest now dear friend ?

  • Margie Aarons

    So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing, such fond memories of him. My sincere condolences to Charlotte, Nicki, and all of the family.

  • Dave Reardon

    I'm a long time friend of Ron's son, Scott. I remember the first time I met Ron, it was at the hotel Valencia in LaJolla, CA. He was visiting his son and was telling us about his Compufax company. I would later learn what a serial entrepreneur he was and the apple didn't fall far from the tree for his son, Scott. In the years that followed, whenever I would see Ron he always wanted to know how and what you were doing! He wasn't interested in talking about himself. I will remember him as a charming, energetic, and kind man. The Reardon's thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Alison Baxter

    Ronnie and Nick were among the stars in my life. They shined all the time and it’s an honor to call them friends. Love to all of you. Ali

  • Carol Rackstein

    Comfort to you, my dear friend, as you mourn the loss of your husband and best friend. Ron has taken a little piece of our heart and will always be remembered for many wonderful qualities. He will forever hold a special place in my memories. Love you, Carol Rackstein

  • Bobby and Harriet Berlin

    We will miss him very much, and never forget him. A true icon. Our heartfelt condolences to Niki, and all the family.

  • Audrey Leonard

    Ronnie you were such a special brother in law and always made me feel so included in all that you and Nicki did. You made my sister so happy! We had many laughs together and great times in NYC and CA. From food tours to plays to fabulous restaurants and airbnbs, will always treasure the times we had together as family. Thank you for the love and laughter you gave to Nicki and all of us…. You will always be in my heart. ?? Your sister in law Audrey

  • Sharon Weitzman

    Please know my thoughts & deepest sympathy are with you Nicki and the family. So sorry to hear of the death of your beloved Ronnie. Love, Sharon Weitzman

  • Cheryl and Wilson Lee and family

    Dearest Nicki and family, We are in sympathy over the loss of such a fine man, a devoted husband. We cherish memories of times together, Ronnie’s endearing sense of humor and ability to see the good in all. May he rest in peace, fond memories to sustain you and provide comfort.

  • Don Jaslow

    I was so saddened by the death of Ronnie. We grew up together in Pensacola and enjoyed many days being with each other. Ronnie and I attended the U of A and enjoyed fraternity life. He was best man in my wedding. We would spend saturdays watching football at Hudson Grille. I will truly miss him. My sincere condolences to Ronnie's family.

  • Catherine and Roy Storey

    Nicki and our hearts and prayers! Warm thoughts of Ronnie!

  • Aaron Altmann

    My mistake,I meant to say Charlotte and Family,again sorry for the loss of Ronnie!

  • Aaron Altmann

    Janice and Family,so sorry to hear of the loss of Ronnie.Ronnie was a good friend and a fraternity brother.We met at the University of Alabama and stayed in touch when we moved to Atlanta.He used to organize breakfast meetings at Goldberg’s with other fraternity brothers.We will miss him!Thinking of all of you during this difficult time.Aaron and Jeannine

  • Dominguez Family

    Dear Scott and Family, Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your dad, Ronnie. We were deeply saddened to hear of your loss, and our thoughts are with you and your family. We had the privilege of meeting Ronnie a few times, and he left a lasting impression on us. He was a kind and remarkable person, and it was an honor to have known him. We have fond memories of the time we spent with him, such as the boat ride we shared in San Diego Bay and the wonderful evening we spent having dinner in Coronado. Ronnie will be greatly missed, and we hope that the cherished memories you have of him will provide you with some comfort and solace during this trying time. With heartfelt sympathy, The Dominguez Family

  • Dan Greene

    I had the honor and privilege of meeting Mr. Herman several times over the years when he would come to spend time with his son, Scott. From my experience and by all accounts, Mr. Herman was a savvy businessman, but more so an excellent father and role model for his children. I’ve heard so many stories over the years that I know he’s left an indelible mark on both his family and his community. I mourn for my friend at the loss of his dad and mentor. I have no doubt his family will honor his memory each day because that is the type of family Ronnie Herman raised. My condolences to Scott and his entire family.

  • Christine & Kevin Foster

    While we only knew Ronnie for the last 10 years, as neighbors we were blessed to share many joyous times: dinners, afternoons on the lawn as we visited during Covid and concerts in Roswell, and of course, breakfast at "The Biscuit"! When Ron found out we had marzipan in common, we would always share our prize marizan finds together! He was especially delighted that I would bake marzipan cake for his birthday. I was honored that Ron not only regarded us as friends, but also allowed me to help him with his real estate. Knowing that we found the perfect final home for he and Nicki was peace of mind for all of us! RIP dear Ron and to the family, we are praying for your peace and wonderful memories of Ron to sustain you! Our sincere condolences on your loss.

  • Chris Compton

    Ron lived a life filled with connection and adventure. He was successful on many fronts and always ready with a story or a joke. It was a pleasure to know him.

  • Steve Doblin

    Stever Doblin Ronnie was my Phi Ep Pledge Brother, and he, Joel Solomon (my Pledge Brother and Cousin) had some great times (and stressful times) together. Regardless of the situation, Ronnie always seemed to have a positive attitude. Unfortunately, we lost touch over the years, and I regret that. May his memory be for a blessing.

  • Stever Doblin

    Ronnie was my Phi Ep Pledge Brother, and he, Joel Solomon (my Pledge Brother and Cousin) had some great times (and stressful times) together. Regardless of the situation, Ronnie always seemed to have a positive attitude. Unfortunately, we lost touch over the years, and I regret that. May his memory be for a blessing.

  • Fran Winkeljohn

    Your family has been in my thoughts every day Please accept my sincere condolences.

  • Roberta & Norm Rittner

    So sorry to hear about the passing of Ron.Our sincere condolences to Nicki, Charlotte and family.

  • Mike and Patricia Kelly

    We are devastated to learn about Ronnie this morning. He was my business partner in several ventures for 47 years, how time just flashed before us all. I loved Ronnie he was a wonderful man always there to give sound advice, a solid friend who would never let you down. We want to let the family know we are praying that you will come through this and remember what a good husband,Dad uncle brother and grandfather , he spoke often of all of you. I lost a dear friend who I am totally grateful to have spent 47 years as his friend. I will miss you my dear brother, you will never be forgotten. God bless you all. Mike Patricia and Joshua

  • Karen Welsh

    I cannot find the right words to express my sorrow for Ronnie’s passing. My heartfelt condolences to the family. I’ve know Ronnie since he first met Nicki. It’s redundant to reiterate what a great guy he was; and a great husband to my dear friend. He will be greatly missed.

  • Willie green

    We are so very sorry to hear about Ron . He played Tennis with me for years at the JCC . Our Senior Team was such a big part of my life. Ron was such a Great friend to all of us .He will be missed by everyone that had the Honor to have known him.

  • Bruce & Germaine Weinstein

    We extend our deepest condolences to the entire family on Ronnie passing away! This is a tremendous loss of a great friend to us. Bruce was close friends with Ronnie for over 60 years. Fraternity brothers at Bama, travel companions, & close confidant. He was in our wedding & a big part of our lives. He will be missed, but not forgotten.

  • Harriet Yarbrough

    I am so sorry to hear of the death of Ronnie. He was a great guy. I am glad he went peacefully. Nicki, I love you and am praying for comfort for you and your family.

  • Janet Osen

    I regret that I won’t be able to come to his service because of a prior commitment. I truly enjoyed knowing Ronnie and his gentle, sweet personality. I know this is a very big loss for his entire family and I will keep all of you in my prayers and take a few moments of silence tomorrow to enjoy thoughts of him. We are all lucky to have had him touch our lives in any way, no matter how small.

  • Janet L Sugarman

    Dear Charlotte, I'm so sorry to read of Ronnie's death. My deepest condolences to you and his family.