Herman Bayerdorffer

Obituary of Herman C. Bayerdorffer

Willimantic- Herman Carl Bayerdorffer, age 84, passed away peacefully on August 18, 2023, at his home in Willimantic, surrounded by some family and friends in his final days. He was born September 23, 1938 to Max and Elsbeth (Schickedanz) Bayerdorffer on Staten Island, New York during the hurricane of 1938. Herman had an incredibly unique and exciting upbringing as an only child in what was still a rural property in New York City. He spent his days taking care of many pets, including his beloved dogs and even a pet crow, and many hours tinkering in his father’s machine shop at Numberall Stamp & Tool. He could often be found riding horses, fishing, hunting, boating on the Hudson, driving cool cars, and learning to fly. In 1960 he married his first love, Ira Schulte-Bäuminghaus, on Staten Island, with whom he had his first child, Bryan Bayerdorffer. After visiting and falling in love with upstate Maine, he purchased Bill Early’s Camps, setting down roots in a place with all the activities he had grown to love. He earned his Maine Guide License so that he could introduce others to his love of the outdoors and hunting. After his first marriage came to an end, he opened a new Numberall Stamp & Tool shop in Sangerville, Maine, while still also helping to run the Staten Island location. He finally met and married the love of his life, Cindy Giordano, in 1970, and had three more children: Daniel, Carl, and Heidi. Over the years, he brought his family on many interesting adventures: overnight stays at their rustic camp at Bald Mountain, boating in Boothbay Harbor, and on Sebec Lake, deep sea fishing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, hunting, horseback riding, flying, and antique car touring. By 1985, Herman had successfully moved the entire Numberall business to Maine and closed down the New York location. The business is still going strong, being run by 3rd and 4th generation family members. In his retirement years he spent much of his time restoring antique Stanley Steamer automobiles and touring with Cindy and his grandchildren all over the Northeast. He and Cindy would take flying trips around the US, including Arizona, Colorado, and Texas, while enjoying their winters in Florida with fellow pilot friends in an airpark. Herman will always be remembered for his passion for planes and automobiles, and sharing this with others is what brought his family and friends together. Herman is survived by his wife, Cindy, of 54 years. He is also survived by son, Bryan and wife, Molly, and children, Mia and Callan; son, Daniel, and wife, Dominique, and children, Alexander, Kathleen, and Dieter and wife, Karen, Emilee, and Bella; son, Carl and wife, Laurie, of Colorado and children Zachary and Jada; daughter, Heidi Alfreds and husband, Shaun, and children, Sebastian, Elliot, and Lucy. There will be no formal funeral services. Condolences and memories may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the following organization: Stanley Museum 40 School St Kingfield, ME 04947
A Memorial Tree was planted for Herman
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