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LeRoy B. Herbst Jr.


1917 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
LeRoy B. Herbst Jr. Obituary
Herbst Jr., LeRoy B. SAN DIEGO -- LeRoy B. Herbst Jr., also known as Roy or Bud, of SD, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. He was born May 7, 1917 in Chicago, IL, his father, Leroy B. Herbst Sr., and mother, Jeanette Herbst. He was a graduate of Hyde Park High School in Chicago, IL and of the Univ. of Illinois in 1939 and was a member of the Chi Psi Fraternity. Bud was a Capt. in the U.S. Army, in the So. Pacific during WWII. He was President of the Chicago Executive Assoc.-CEA. His father started the L B Herbst Corp. in 1928 in Chicago, where Bud worked. On Oct. 9, 1941 he married Letitia Holt in Elkhart, IN. They raised 3 children in Wilmette, IL. Upon his retirement, Bud and Tish moved to Rancho Bernardo. Tish preceded him in death in 1994. On Dec. 2, 1995, Bud married Helen McCann of RB. They were members of the RB Community Presby. Church and the RB Newcomers Club. Bud and Helen have been residents of Casa de las Campanas for the last 6 years. They have enjoyed dancing, travelling, and playing bridge. For many years, Bud enjoyed spending summers at his lake cottage in Michigan, where annual reunions with family and friends were held. He is survived by his wife, Helen, daughters, Tish Wenisch of Snowmass Village, CO, and Jeannie Byers (John) of Indianapolis, IN and son, Roy L.B. Herbst III (Helen) of Carol Stream, IL; grandchildren Dr. Scott Byers (Jennifer), of Carmel, IN, Jennifer Byers of Nashville, TN, Trevor and Tyler Herbst of Carol Stream; 2 great grandchildren, Michael and Steven Byers of Carmel; step-daughter, Carol Dew (Bill) of RB, and step-granddaughter, Trisha Dew of Atlanta. There will be a Celebration of Life on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. at Casa de las Campanas in the Dinner Theatre.
Published in U-T San Diego on Jan. 30, 2014
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