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Herrmann, Peter Jay Sr.
passed away on June 29 at the age of 79. Born in Chicago he attended Senn High School and the University of Illinois. He worked in Army Intelligence in the Reserves from 1958-61 and then on to Young & Rubicam Advertising in Chicago. He went with General Foods to introduce new product lines in Louisiana and in 1965 moved to New York City during the "Mad Men" advertising era as an account manager for clients such as Pfizer, Norelco, Coca Cola among others. Moving to Phoenix in 1971, he was part of the advertising agency community for many years. In 1981 he formed his own advertising and marketing consulting firm with a variety of clients around the United States including many high end golf properties. His hobbies were sailing and writing fiction. Publishing two mystery novels: Up & Down Dead and Borderline Dead, Peter also received a Hemingway Society Award for his short story: The Dog Food Lessons. Enjoying a second home in Bisbee for many years, he served on the Board of the Bisbee Mining & Mineral Museum and was a member of the Veterans Memorial Leadership Council in Phoenix. Married to his wife, Cynthia, for 48 years he has a son, Peter Jr. and daughter, Polly, from his first marriage in Louisiana. He and Cynthia have a daughter, Nadia Jennifer born in Arizona. There will be a celebration of Peter's life in the Fall. Contributions in Peter's memory can be made to: Pets for Vets, P. O. Box 10860, Wilmington, N. C. 28404; the VMLC, info@arizonavmlc.org or the veteran's or animal .
Published in The Arizona Republic on July 10, 2016
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