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Hemer, Darwin Otto

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March 18, 1930 - April 14, 2020

Hemer, Darwin Otto

Darwin Otto Hemer, 90, passed away peacefully with his wife, Joan, at his side on Tuesday, 4/14/2020.

Darwin was born on 3/18/1930 in New York City. He graduated from Styvesant High School and went to New York University as a pre-med student. After graduating he went into the Army and served as a Lieutenant for two years. After the service, he returned to NYU to get a PHD in geology and chemistry and worked in the micro-paleontology department at the Museum of Natural History in NY City. During this time, he also met the love of his life, Joan. While working at the museum he was offered a job as a micro-paleontologist with ARAMCO Oil in Saudi Arabia.

In 1958 Win moved to Saudi Arabia, but came back the next year to marry Joan. They lived in Saudi Arabia until 1970 where both of their daughters, Janine and Kirsten were born.

In 1970, Win moved the family to Princeton, NJ to begin a long career with Mobil Oil. They lived there for 12 years and then was transferred to Dallas where he worked as an adviser to Middle Eastern Exploration until he retired in 1992.

Win loved to travel for work and pleasure. Many of his trips with Mobil included Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, India, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Iraq and Yemen.

Win loved to play tennis and had a dry sense of humor. He loved his family and was proud of his children.

Win is predeceased by his parents, and sister. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Joan Hemer, his daughter and son-in-law Janine and Gene Denney of Mancos, CO, and daughter and son-in-law Kirsten and Greg Golly of Grapevine, TX and grandson Noah Golly of Prosper, TX.

A small family service will be held when gatherings are recommended.

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Court Mathey

April 30, 2020 2:59PM

A fine man and friend. Best wishes to the girls and their husbands and to Noah.


Julie A Fabi- Kulwicki

April 27, 2020 7:31AM

His was a life well lived. He will be remembered with so much love. You are all in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. 💟