September 25, 2012
Long-time Aspen resident Herbert Kallmann, 84, died peacefully on September 24th in Aspen.
Born Herbert Michaelis Kallmann in Berlin on March 26, 1928, Herbert and his sister migrated to New York City during World War II when he was 11. He studied engineering at Cornell University and later led the U.S. operations of Original Beer, his family’s import/export business.
Herbert discovered Aspen in the late-1960s and lived between Aspen, New York City and Paris.
Herbert nurtured a passion for philosophy culminating in his achievement of a Master’s in Philosophy from Columbia University. He also loved mountain sports and gymnastics, and was a regular at both the Aspen Music Festival and the summer physicist lectures. Herbert was also an avid opera fan and particularly loved hearing Wagner at the Bayreuth Festival.
Herbert is survived by his long-time companion, Elyane Stertzer; his sister, Erna Frank of Laguna Hills, CA; two nieces, Barbara Frank, of Great Falls, VA, and Carol Frank, of Albany, NY; and his step-son, Jason Rubinstein, of Lake Forest, IL.
Graveside services have been arranged by Farnum Holt Funeral Home and will be held at 12 p.m. on Thursday, September 27th, at Red Butte Cemetery on Cemetery Lane, Aspen.