Herman Fogata 1924-2023 ….
Herman Fogata 1924-2023
Herman Fogata, a dedic ated and compassionate individual, peacefully passed away in Seal Beach, California, on Aug. 26, 2023, at the age of 98.
Born on Sept. 29, 1924, in Socorro, Texas, Herman had a remarkable life filled with achievements and contributions to his community.
Herman pursued higher education at Berkeley and proudly served his country as a Signalman, Second Class in the U.S. Navy.
He embarked on a career dedicated to professional service and civil leadership. For over two decades, he served as the executive director of the East Los Angeles Regional Center. Herman also worked in government, spearheading community action projects and advocating for the rights of the disadvantaged and disabled as well as a professor of social work at University of Southern California.
Herman’s thirst for knowledge was insatiable, and was recognized as an avid reader and continuous learner. He was often found engrossed in research, studying, and sharing his wisdom. Music, literature and working on his computer outdoors were among his favorite pastimes.
In his later years, Herman relocated to Leisure World, residing with his daughter Deborah and son-in-law Kelly. There, he embraced an active lifestyle, visiting the gym daily, attending concerts, engaging in discussions with neighbors, and working on his autobiography. Herman’s enthusiasm for life and his vibrant presence will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Herman Fogata’s passing is mourned by his family, friends, and the community he served with unwavering dedication. His commitment to the wellbeing of others will forever be remembered and cherished.
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