In Memoriam – Herman Hassinger, FAIA

Herman and Doris Hassinger, air crash victims

Herman and Doris Hassinger. ROYAL BRUCE MONTGOMERYHerman Hassinger, an architect, and his wife, Doris, who lived in Moorestown before moving to Block Island, R.I., died Thursday, Oct. 25, in a small-airplane crash, a family spokesman said Wednesday.

The two died of injuries from when their single-engine Beechcraft hit a light pole along I-93 in Hooksett, N.H., sending it into nearby woods. They were going to a board meeting at the private New Hampton (N.H.) School.

Mr. Hassinger, 83, a retired Coast Guard commander, had operated Herman Hassinger Architects of Moorestown.

He was known for religious architecture, including work on more than 200 churches. He designed new churches, renovated old ones, and furnished church interiors, his family said.

For further details and updates visit http://henault-gallogly.com/obituaries.htm

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From AIA New Jersey:

We are very saddened by this loss to our architecture community in New Jersey and our local West Jersey section.  In keeping with our policy of promoting architecture and mentoring our future professionals, AIA New Jersey will be making a donation in Herman’s name to the AIA New Jersey Scholarship Foundation.

If you would also like to make a donation in his name to the Scholarship Foundation, please send donations to:
AIA New Jersey Scholarship Foundation
c/o Robert Zaccone, AlA
212 White Avenue
Old Tappan, N.J. 07675

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To read the full article from Philly.com:

http://articles.philly.com/2012-11-01/news/34858881_1_air-crash-victims-block-island-church

Also additional information on The Block Island Times:

http://block-island.villagesoup.com/people/announcement/obituaries/obituary-herman-and-doris-hassinger/917426

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