Phil Herr Died

Classmate Phil Herr died October 5. His obituary was in the Inquire ( under “Death notices,” linked to

He died in Ocean Grove, NJ, but had been living in Radnor, and was a partner in the law firm of his father and grandfather, Herr & Herr. He had graduated from Dickinson College.

He married Karla Marie Rueckert (still living) in 1960, and left two sons, a daughter, and eight grandchildren. (The family seems to have mostly settled in New Jersey.)

I recollect reading somewhere long ago, that his family home on South Lansdowne Avenue was sold to Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital.

Here is his entry in our 50th high school reunion booklet:

HERR, PHIL Spouse: Karla R. Herr
232 Berwind Road Children: 3
Radnor, PA 19087-3702 Grandchildren: 8

After Dickinson College ‘58 & Dickinson Law School ‘60, I made the smartest move in my lifetime by marrying my wife of forty-four years. I was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in ‘61 after 6 months of active duty with Army Reserve. We stayed fairly close to home, living in Haverford Township and then Radnor. I joined my father’s law practice and went back to school for a Masters in Taxation at Villanova U. I am still “practicing” law – one of these days I will get it right. Our three wonderful children are happily married, the husbands being gainfully employed while the wives are “stay-at-home moms.” I have served as a director of many public companies & a large foundation in the Philadelphia area. I am active in our local church and a board member of the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Assoc. of Ocean Grove, NJ, where I served as President for six years. These have been rich and wonderful years – but where did they go so quickly?


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