Herman Frederick Urban ’29 died on February 28, 2005, in Derby, Connecticut.
Born on August 24, 1908, in Seymour, Connecticut, he prepared for college at Seymour High School and became a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1930 he was a teacher at Seymour High School until 1937, when he became its principal. In 1945 he became Seymour’s superintendent of schools, a position that he held until his retirement in 1967.
He did graduate work at Yale University and at Bates College, from which he received a master of education degree in 1943. He was active with the American Red Cross and the local Rotary Club, and had served president of the Housatonic League of Principals and Coaches. He was also a member of the Connecticut Education Association, the National Education Association, and the Seymour Schools Administrators Association and had served as a selectman in Seymour.
He was married in 1936 to Kathrine Driscoll, who died three days before he did, on February 25. Surviving are a nephew, Charles F. Urban of Roxbury, Connecticut, and two nieces, Deanna U. Savino of Bristol, Connecticut, and Charlotte Musnicki of West Hampton, New York.