Sunday, May 1, 2011

In the News-Herman Terzino

Architect and Cartoonist Herman Terzino Dies

Herman J. Terzino, a prominent architect in LaPorte, Indiana, died on April 17, 2011, at age 89. Between 2004 and 2010, he drew a cartoon called "Full Moon" for the LaPorte Herald-Argus. His second wife Mary wrote a column for the paper at about the same time.

Mr. Terzino was born in Easton, Pennsylvania, on March 9, 1922. He was a decorated Army veteran of World War II and graduated from Catholic University in Washington, D.C., with a degree in architecture in 1950. Mr. Terzino married a LaPorte native, Nancy Rumely, in 1951 and returned with her to that city. His career in architecture and his life in Indiana spanned fifty years. Mr. Terzino designed buildings for a number of clients in the eastern United States. In addition to drawing architectural renderings, Mr. Terzino doodled and cartooned. In his work for the Herald-Argus, he became one of a rapidly disappearing breed: the local editorial cartoonist.

A drawing by Indiana cartoonist Herman Terzino.

I didn't know Mr. Terzino. Nonetheless, I honor him. They don't make men like him anymore.

Text copyright 2011 Terence E. Hanley

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