Mr Herman C Weist, Jr

  • Born: May 2, 1918
  • Died: October 31, 2009
  • Location: Longwood, Florida

Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home - East Altamonte Chapel

994 East Altamonte Drive
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
Tel. (407) 831-2626

Tribute & Message From The Family

HERMAN C. WEIST, born May 2, 1918, to October 31, 2009, a resident of Longwood, FL, was born and raised in Louisville, KY. He joined the Navy at 17 and served on the ship that was sent to the Pacific to search for Amelia Earhart and continued serving during WWII as a Naval Chief Petty Officer aboard the USS Lexington in the Pacific theatre. Herman was a man of many interests and many careers. After the war, he returned to Louisville and became a prominent businessman, inventor, film producer and yacht builder. He owned many businesses (Nupak Inc., TMC Inc., Deltona Marine to name a few), the last of which was Weist Industries of Louisville, KY. He was the holder for many patents for sophisticated medical equipment and innovative plastic bag manufacturing machinery. He is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, Dottie Weist; their two children, Paul Weist of Orlando, FL and Brenda Weist Sproat of Tampa, FL; their son-in-law Jeff Sproat; 3 granddaughters, Cammie, Sarah and Ciera Weist; and 2 grandsons, Jason and Adam Sproat. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that expressions of sympathy be made to: Hospice of the Comforter , 480 W. Central Parkway, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714. Visitation and service will be held for Mr. Weist at Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home located at the East Altamonte Chapel, 994 East Altamonte Drive, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701 on November 2 from 5 – 7 PM. Memorial service will be held at Tuesday, November 3, at 12 Noon at the funeral home. Please sign the guestbook at

Condolence & Memory Journal


In loving memory of your good friend Sam Bauman.

I was grief stricken when I learned of your death

Posted by Sam - Good friends   June 03, 2010

Ms. Dottie and family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of great loss. Mr. Herman was an amazing man. He was always very kind to our family, espically to my dad Jimmy. My dad had the up most respect for him and loved him dearly. May your memories bring you comfort. Blessing to you all.

Lynn Neer

Posted by Lynn Neer - Orlando, FL   November 05, 2009

There are so many thoughts and stories about Herman and I would not even know where to begin. He was such an inspiration for us and our children. He was so good to us over the last 20+ yrs a dear friend,business man and a teacher, who will be missed very much. Thinking of the all of the Weist family at this difficult time.
Bill, T, Lisa, Christy and Maggie Lawson

Posted by The Lawson Family - ormond beach, FL   November 03, 2009

I first met Herman in 1994 and he induced me to commute to Daytonna from Boca Raton for 4 years. He had a ready sense of humor when the situation called for it and yet maintained a strong business sense. I enjoyed knowing him and offer my condolences to Miss Dottie and the family. Thank you for sharing him with the rest of us occasionally. Herman, rest in peace, you have earned it.

Posted by George Inhofer - Boca Raton, FL   November 03, 2009

Herman touch the lives of so many and will be greatly missed. We send our prayers of strength and love to the Weist Family.

Nancy & Chris Flowers

Posted by NANCY FLOWERS - LOUISVILLE, KY   November 02, 2009

Our deepest condolence.

Posted by Jill and Eric Willis - Ormond Beach, FL   November 02, 2009

To Mrs. Dottie and Family,
I have enjoyed getting to know Mr. Herman over the last few years. My dad Jimmy would always bring him to our shop and I loved to hear what advice he had to give. He was a very smart man and he loved you very much. I hope you and your family get through the holidays with lovely memories of him.

Posted by NICHOLE MARGESON - Orlando, FL   November 02, 2009

The staff of Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Homes wishes to extend their deepest sympathy to the family and friends during this difficult time.

Posted by Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Homes East Altamonte Chapel - Altamonte Springs, FL   November 01, 2009