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Tristan William Hern, 34, of Savannah, Georgia, died Wednesday morning, June 3, 2020, at Candler Hospital.

Born in Savannah, Georgia, he was a son of Carter William Hern and Mona Teresa Dommisse. Tristan graduated from Jenkins High School. He enjoyed boating, hiking, cooking the best jalapeno poppers and brussels sprouts, camping, sports, cooking, and listening to music. Tristan walked in the Martin Luther King, Jr. parade when he was in the 5th grade. He loved everyone and enjoyed being around all people.

Survivors include his mother, Mona Teresa Dommisse; his father, Carter William Hern; his brother, Nicholas “Nick” Mark Hern; aunts, uncles and cousins. He loved hanging out with his best buds, Ryan Blakewood, Nick Sellers, and Dario Mariani.

The family will receive friends from 3 until 5 o’clock Sunday afternoon, June 7, 2020, at Gamble Funeral Service – 410 Stephenson Avenue. A private service will be held at a later date.


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  1. Adam Varnedoe says:

    I grew up with Tristan and have many awesome memories of us playing in the marsh behind his house, going to the beach in the summer, swimming in the pool and or running around the neighborhood we always had lots of fun! I just remember lots of smiles and fun being had growing up with the Herns. Although I am very sad that he has died I am very happy that he lived and that I spent some of my best years on this earth with him and his family. My thoughts are with all who knew and loved him.

  2. Don Goggans says:


    My thoughts and prayers are with you. I am so sorry for your loss.

    May GOD comfort you in this time of need.

    Your Friend,


  3. Anne Byerly says:

    Mona, My thoughts and prayers are with You and your family. I am so sorry for your loss.

  4. Christopher A Roach says:

    So sorry for your loss, I remember hanging out with him many times back in the day. Always brought a smile to people’s faces. definitely one of a kind and will be greatly missed. my condolences to the friends and family

  5. Cathy Colasanto says:

    Offering my thoughts and prayers For Tristan and all of his family. I will miss seeing his smiling face delighting our guests at The Pirates’ House. He was a natural with people and will be dearly missed.
    God Bless.

  6. Minister Janice Smith says:

    Mona, please accept my deepest and sincere condolences on the passing of Tristan. I remember like it was yesterday when Tristan went with my son Xavier to the sleepover the night before they rode on our church’s float in Martin Luther King, Jr Day parade. I remember Tristan thanking me and saying he had the best time of his life riding on the float. May these memories give comfort and peace. Praying for God’s strength for you and your family.

  7. Deena Stevens says:

    Deeply saddened to learn of your son, Tristan’s , death

    Know that I am thinking of you at this time and praying for you in the days to come.

    May his memory be eternal!

  8. Tammy Clements says:

    Nicki, Gail and I are so sorry to hear about the passing of your brother. We don’t know what it feels like to lose a sibling but just know we are praying for you and your family. Please tell your mom that we know it is hard to lose a child no matter their age. Gail and I truly understand that feeling. If there is anything, we can do for you, please let us know.

  9. Julie Dimond says:

    Mona, Carter and Nicki,

    I am thinking of you and your family. I understand how you feel, and I pray you will know much comfort from each other and your many friends. My prayers are with you. God bless you with the happiest memories.

  10. phyllis alford says:

    Mona, I am so sorry to read about your son. Thoughts and prayers.

  11. Kathy Wright says:

    I am deeply sorry to hear about Tristan’s death. I pray you find peace and comfort.

  12. Kim Camp says:

    Mona…my heart breaks for you and your family.
    I remember taking your 2 and my 3 to the beach when they were little guys. No words can make this better or take the pain away, please know my prayers are with you . There are no rules to get through this, just do what you need to do.

  13. Shirley Baldwin says:

    May you bask in the comforting thoughts of those who meet and loved your son. As you let the God of comfort, comfort you with tender mercies in the days ahead.

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