Simi Valley, CA
Herman Alphonse Conant, 80, of Simi Valley, CA passed away peacefully on May 2. He leaves behind his beloved bride of nearly 55 years, Martha Jean (Metoyer) Conant, his two sons, Kevin and Douglas, his daughter-in-law Chloe, and his beloved granddaughter, Mara Jade. Herman is also survived by his sister, Mrs. Valma Veronica (Conant) Metoyer, his brothers Willie and Charles Conant, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roque Conant and Florence (LaCour) Conant Llorens, his brothers, Joseph and Ralph Conant, and his sisters, Ezora (Conant) Bryant Parker, Rosa Mae (Conant) Roque, and Catherine (Conant) Colson Couty. Herman, a United States Army Veteran, was an award-winning television news cameraman for NBC for more than 30 years and a proud member of the Knights of Columbus Council 5803 and the Father McDonagh Assembly 2557. He will be remembered for his warm smile, his easy laugh, and his kind and generous heart. Services will be held on Thursday, May 17th, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Simi Valley, California. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Herman Conant Scholarship Fund through the Knights of Columbus. Herman will be laid to rest at St. Augustine Catholic Cemetery in Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana.