Francis James Herman, a lifelong resident of the Capital District, passed away October 2, 2021, at the age of 73. Born October 18, 1947, in Schenectady, New York, he was the son of Theodore Francis Herman and Isabelle Geraldine Gburski. Francis proudly served his country as a sergeant in the United States Air Force National Guard, later receiving a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Russell Sage College. He retired after a 40 year career in Criminal Justice that included probation and parole officer positions. As Director of the Executive Clemency Bureau for the State of New York, he was granted a citation from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for meritorious service and various other awards. Francis was a member of the Jaycees, a volunteer for Café of Life in Bonita Springs, FL, and the Backstretch Employee Service Team in Saratoga Springs, NY. After retiring, he and his wife enjoyed winter months in FL and summer months in the Spa City. Francis was a loving son, husband, and father. Surviving are his loving wife of 44 years, Marjorie Ann Herman (née Spawn), daughter Ashley Elizabeth Herman, son Michael Francis Herman, his wife Laura Lehman Herman and their daughter, Charlotte Herman, of Clifton Park, N.Y. Survivors also include brother John Herman and his wife Rachel Huyck, of Beverly Hills, FL, sister Janice Herman Hearn and her husband William Hearn, of Henderson, NV, and brother-in-law, Dr. Paul J. Cefola, of Martha’s Vineyard, MA. Francis is preceded in death by his sister Nancy Herman Cefola. A charitable contribution in memory of Francis can be made to Saratoga Community Hospice, 179 Lawrence St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.