July 25, 1928 - May 29, 2019 Herschel Leroy Gott passed away on May 29, 2019, at the age of 90. He is survived by his four children: Bob Gott, Nancy Speizer, Anne Gott and Ellen Hilbert. He is also survived by his six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Hersch was born in Kansas City, Missouri and was the youngest of three children. He joined the Navy in 1947 and earned his naval aviator wings after two years of flight training which coincided with the beginning of the Korean War. He was assigned to the first ever Naval jet squadron and flew combat missions over North Korea in 1951-52. Hersch loved his time as a Naval pilot and shared many stories over the years with family and friends about his military days. Following the war, Hersch settled in the Bay Area, first in the East Bay, then Los Altos, where he was a resident for more than thirty-five years. He was a dedicated and loving husband, father, and grandfather and enjoyed spending time visiting his family, reading, and later discovered a passion for singing in piano bars with friends. Memorial services will be held on June 22, 2019 at 1pm, at Christ Episcopal Church in Los Altos, CA.