Groton - Eldridge Arthur "Beady" Herzig, 89, of Groton, passed away on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, New London.
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He was born on July 29, 1924, in Colrain, Mass., the son of Arthur and Julia (Lapierre) Herzig. After graduating Pittsfield High School, Eldridge served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 until 1946. Upon returning home, he met and married Eleanor M. DeBlasiis in 1948 and was employed as an estimator for construction machinery at E.D. Jones Co./Beloit Corp.
Beady, as friends and family knew him, was an avid hunter and expert skeet shooter and a member of Lee Sportsman's Club as well as an NRA member. He also took much pleasure in gardening.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Eleanor M. Herzig, of Groton; his son, Gary and his wife, Lisa, of Stonington; and step-grandchildren, Ceilidh E. and Kyle L. Burdick.
Two brothers and three sisters predeceased him.
Funeral arrangements and burial were private. Interment was in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Pittsfield, Mass., with full military honors.
Byles Memorial Home, 99 Huntington St., New London, assisted the family with the arrangements.
Byles Memorial Home - New London
99 Huntington St New London, CT 06320
860 442 0343
Published in The Day on June 22, 2014