Herbert Victor Hyman

Herbert Victor Hyman of Creve Coeur died Saturday, January 5, 2013. Born November 23, 1917 in New York City, Mr. Hyman is survived by his wife of 64 years, Ruth (nee Young) Hyman, daughters Wendy (Tim) Hyman-Fite, Lori (Ron) Diefenbacher, son Randall (Susan) Hyman, granddaughters Rachel and Erika Diefenbacher and Sóley Hyman. Herb loved hiking, guitar playing, chess, sailing, science fiction, and ballroom and square dancing. He was a World War II veteran, serving five years as a photographer and engineer in Hawaii, France, Germany and the Philippines. He moved to St. Louis in 1948 to join his brothers, Ken and Ted, at their display company, Kentheon Arts, where he invented some revolutionary machines for the silk screen industry. At age 62, Herb founded Hyvac Plastics, which he ran with his wife for 22 years, designing and producing parts for various industries. Herb’s creativity, gentle sense of humor, and perennial optimism are his lasting legacy. A memorial will take place at the Ethical Society of St Louis, 9001 Clayton Rd, on Thursday, January 10th at 2:00pm. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice. Please visit bergermemorialchapel.com for more information. Berger Memorial