View Full Version : Erik Rune Hermans, 1930-2014

June Pelo
12-08-14, 18:50
According to Vasabladet, Erik Rune Hermans died in a hospital in New York on 1 Aug 2014 after a short illness. I wasn't able to find an obituary for him. Erik Rune was born 24 Nov. 1930, Tjärlax, Närpes, Finland, died 1 Aug. 2014, New York City... married to Mari Ann Björkman. He was editor of Norden newspaper for 51 years. It is the only Swedish language newspaper printed in the US. In 2006 Yle FST produced a documentary about Erik Rune Hermans: " En gentleman I New York".

On 5 February 2014 he was awarded the Swedish Östrobothnian cultural prize at the Runeberg festival in Vasa.