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William F. Herr, Jr.

Posted By DeBord Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On June 22, 2020 @ 9:26 am In Obituaries | 10 Comments

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William F. Herr, Jr.  80, of Ephrata, passed away on June 17th 2020 at Hospice & Community Care.  He was the loving husband of Thelma (Hoober) Herr.  Born in Lancaster, PA, he was the son of the late William F. Herr. Sr. and Mary E. (Good) Herr. 

After graduating from J.P. McCaskey High School in 1957, he proudly served in the US Navy at the Philadelphia Naval Yard and on board the USS Keppler.  After discharge, he served in the Naval Reserves for 6 years and attended Millersville State Teacher’s College.  Bill was employed by F.W. Woolworth Co, Red Bank, NJ, Lancaster Intelligencer Journal as a proofreader and eventually retired from RR Donnelley Printing Co after 34 years as a Financial Graphic Proofreader.  During retirement, he managed the Flea Market in Leola at the SKH market site.

In his spare time, he enjoyed traveling, playing golf; he was an avid reader, an aficionado of Rock and Roll music, loved World War II movies; was a long time New York Jets fan and more recently was a master of completing large puzzles. Most of all, he enjoyed being with his adoring family.

In addition to his wife Thelma, he is survived by a son, Michael Herr (husband of Stacy).   Also surviving are 4 grandchildren,  Alexander Herr, Rachel Herr, Luke Herr and Nicholas Herr. He was predeceased by a son, Douglas Herr.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at DeBord Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, 141 E. Orange St., Lancaster, PA 17602.  A visitation will occur from 10:00 AM until the time of the service with private interment to follow in Conestoga Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Hospice and Community Care, 685 Good Drive, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA  17604-4125.  To leave an online condolence for the family, please visit: www.DeBordSnyder.com

Condolences for the family of “William F. Herr, Jr.”

Condolence from Cheryl Waughtel on June 23rd, 2020 6:49 pm

I’m so sad to hear of Bill’s passing. Loved working with him and hearing his “funny” comments.
So glad we all got to see him at the picnic- so sorry for your loss!

Condolence from George Mavros on June 24th, 2020 11:07 am

My deepest sympathies. Worked with Bill for many years at R R Donnelley and have many fond memories.

Condolence from Ted Myers on June 24th, 2020 3:24 pm

Bill was an old friend thru work and after we , Chuck Roschel , Tom Knittle and me. Blessings to the family

Condolence from Carol Faltine on June 28th, 2020 8:53 am

Farewell to a “Chestnut Street warrior”. Many good times remembered, LLIB REEH.

Condolence from Donna Byrd on June 28th, 2020 1:13 pm

Thelma so sorry to hear about Bill’s passing. Hope you are doing well and hope to see you soon at a luncheon.
Thinking of you, Donna Byrd

Condolence from Kathy and Ken Rodkey on June 28th, 2020 10:02 pm

We send our most sincere condolences to Thelma and Michael . I just found it out today. I am so sorry for the passing of Bill. Our prayers will be with you. We want to know when the memorial service will be.

Condolence from louis t. zangari on June 29th, 2020 7:11 am

Sorry to hear about Bill’s passing. Tom Zangari

Condolence from Russ Baker on June 29th, 2020 7:07 pm


So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. We had many great times in our teen years and spent many hours playing cards with him and his parents at their house in Lancaster.
Faye and I send are heartfelt condolences.

Condolence from Tina Pugh on July 14th, 2020 12:31 pm

Prayers for you Thelma and Family. May God comfort and bring you peace during this time of loss.

Condolence from Jim and Tammy Ratliff on July 15th, 2020 6:14 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. I remember when you and Bill came to my 50th Birthday Party. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

Jim and Tammy Ratliff

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