Services for Herman W. Frome 3rd, a retired naval architect technician for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at the George J. Gonce Funeral Home, 4001 Ritchie Highway.
Mr. Frome, who was 65 and lived on Jeffrey Street in Brooklyn, died Monday of cancer at St. Agnes Hospital.
He oversaw ship construction and repairs for the agency before his retirement in 1981.
He began working as a civilian government employee as an apprentice shipfitter at the Coast Guard yard in Curtis Bay, then worked in Washington for the Coast and Geodetic Survey, TC predecessor of NOAA, which has offices in Rockville.
He served in the Navy during World War II and the Korean War and was qualified as a diver.
Born in Baltimore, he attended City College before beginning his Navy service.
A member of the Washington Lodge of the Masons and the Scottish Rite, he also belonged to Boumi Temple and served as president of its Oriental Band. He was also a charter member of the Arnamar Sportsmen's Club, made up of World War II veterans. He had served as a volunteer guide at the Top of the World attraction in the World Trade Center since his retirement.
He is survived by his wife, the former Dolores Fredericks; three sons, Robert F. and Stephen W. Frome, both of Baltimore, and Herman W. Frome 4th of Ferndale; a sister, Jean Gough of Towson; and five grandchildren.