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Obituary for Herman S. Ermolaev

Obituary for Herman S. Ermolaev
November 14, 1924 – January 6, 2019

Herman S. Ermolaev, Professor Emeritus of the Princeton University Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, died on January 6, 2019 at the age of 94.

Born on November 14, 1924 in Tomsk, Siberia, Herman spent his youth in the Don region of southern Russia. During the turbulent years of World War II, Herman left the USSR. He was part of the forced repatriation of Cossacks from Lienz, Austria in 1945, from which he escaped. Herman then completed Russian secondary school in Salzburg and entered the University of Graz.

In 1949, Herman came to the United States to finish his undergraduate degree at Stanford University. He then pursued doctoral work at the University of California-Berkeley, from which he earned a Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures in 1959.

In 1959, Herman started teaching in the Slavic Department at Princeton, where he spent his entire academic career. As an expert on Soviet literature and the author Mikhail Sholokhov, Professor Ermolaev was widely published in both the United States and in Russia. He was particularly fond of teaching, and brought his courses alive through personal reminiscence, history, and literature. His popular survey course on Soviet literature often enrolled as many as 350 students. He also offered upper-level undergraduate courses on the Russian short story and advanced Russian courses. Professor Ermolaev retired from Princeton in 2007 but continued writing and researching.

Professor Ermolaev was an active member of the Congress of Russian Americans, and was a longtime parishioner at the Assumption of the Holy Virgin Russian Orthodox Church in Trenton, NJ.

Professor Ermolaev is survived by his loving wife Tatiana (née Kusubova); son Michael Stigler (and his wife Mireille) of Lausanne, Switzerland; daughters Natalia (and her husband Theodor Brasoveanu) and Katya Ermolaeva, both of Princeton, NJ; four grandchildren (Natacha, Matthieu, Grégoire, and Nadezhda) and one great-grandchild (Alissa).

A Russian Orthodox funeral service will be held on Saturday January 12, 2019 at 9:30am at St Vladimir’s Memorial Church in Jackson, NJ. Burial will follow at St Vladimir’s Cemetery in Jackson. Flowers may be ordered through Narcissus Florals (732-281-0333).

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the The Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals Debow Chapel 150 West Veterans Highway, Jackson, NJ 08527. Condolences may be sent to www.ryanfuneralhome.com.
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