87, a longtime resident of the Washington area who was active in church and community affairs, died of cardiac arrest July 20 at her home in Gaithersburg.

Mrs. Herrmann was born in a sod house in Comstock, Neb. She graduated from Doane College. She moved to the Washington area in 1931, and was active in parent-teacher organizations in Montgomery County during the 1930s.

In the 1940s she was recording secretary for the community health organization that eventually founded Suburban Hospital. She was a member of the PEO sisterhood, the Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church and the Faith United Methodist Church in Rockville.

From 1951 to 1955, she lived in Paris while her husband, Omer Wesley Herrmann, was assigned there for the State and Agriculture departments. In 1966 and 1967, she lived in Lagos, Nigeria, while Mr. Herrmann was there with a university organization. He died in 1982.

Survivors include two sons, Robert Omer Herrmann of State College, Pa., and John Martin Herrmann of Fairfax; one brother, C.T. Mickle of Newark, Del., and four grandchildren.


56, the owner of the McCray Service Co., a heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration business in Forestville, died of cancer July 20 at George Washington University Hospital.

Mr. Vanderhoof, a resident of Clinton, was born in Flatwoods, Ky., and reared in Washington. He served in the Navy from 1951 to 1955 and then went to work for the McCray company. In 1979, he became the owner of the firm and he headed it until his death.

Survivors include his wife, Sallie Vanderhoof of Clinton; four children, Donald and Linda Vanderhoof, both of Clinton, Karen Jensen of California, Md., and Donna Davis of Springfield; two brothers, John Vanderhoof of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and James Vanderhoof of Annapolis, and six grandchildren.