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Philip Cameron Herr, II

AGE: 81 • Ocean Grove

Philip Cameron Herr, II, age 81, of Ocean Grove New Jersey, formerly of  Radnor, PA, went home to be with his Lord Thursday, October 5, 2017 after a lengthy battle with Parkinson's and a briefer battle with leukemia. Philip was born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia.  He was a graduate of Lansdowne-Aldan High School (1954), Dickinson College undergraduate (1958) and Law (1960) and Villanova Law (LLM in Taxation 1986). He married his beloved bride, Karla Marie Rueckert in 1960 after meeting on a blind date.  Philip served six months active duty in the U.S. Army Reserves (1961) and also Reserve Duty  (1961 to 1967).

Philip was a proud partner along with his father and grandfather in the firm of Herr & Herr, from the time of his law school graduation in 1960, until his retirement in 2007.  He was joined at Herr & Herr by his dear friend Jack Potts, with whom he shared a lifetime of stories, anecdotes and experiences. Philip served on various boards including Chairman of the Board of Frankfort Trust Company, Hudson Manhattan Corporation, Covenant Life Insurance Company (formerly Presbyterian Minister Fund, later becoming Nationwide Insurance), Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association, William Penn Foundation, Lebanon Valley College, Radnor United Methodist Church, First United Methodist Church Asbury Park and chairman of the Board of The Biblical Historical Center (formerly Explorations in Antiquity Center) to name a few, holding positions of leadership in nearly all. Retiring to Ocean Grove in 2007, Philip and Karla poured themselves into their community, Philip was a member of the Camp Meeting Association's board from 1975 until his death, taking emeritus status in 2010 and serving as President from 1988 to 1994. They purchased and restored the property housing Day's Ice Cream and The Starving Artist Restaurant in 1992 and were able to entertain their three children, their spouses and their eight grandchildren in this beautiful setting. Philip is preceded in death by his parents Philip and Helen Herr, his uncle John Herr, his dear Aunt Margaret Herr and cherished cousins Robert and James Herr. He leaves behind his devoted wife of 57 years Karla Rueckert Herr of Ocean Grove, his sister Helen Ford of Kennett Square, PA, sons, John Herr and wife Tricia from Mechanicsville, MD and Peter Herr and wife Diane of Oakhurst, NJ and daughter Martha Cuttrell and husband Rick of Shark River Hills, NJ, eight adored grandchildren: Kaitlyn Herr of MD , Richard Cuttrell of NJ, Samantha Cuttrell  of OR, Karl Herr of MD, and Bailey Herr, William Cuttrell, Morgan Herr and Taylor Herr all of NJ and numerous relatives, colleagues and friends. Phillip loved classical music, he loved problem solving, loved sitting on his porch with a good book (nonfiction of course!) or better still, a good friend.  He loved this beautiful Atlantic Ocean and he loved his Savior and Lord. But in his own words, Philip's "joys include(d): family, friends and lifting the load of others!" And to quote him further, "The best is still ahead!" A memorial service celebrating the life of Philip Cameron Herr will be held at First United Methodist Church 906 Grand Avenue (between1st and 2nd avenues), Asbury Park, NJ on Monday, October 9th at 5pm. In lieu of flowers, donation can be made in Philip's name to the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association 54 Pitman Ave, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756 or the Biblical History Center, PO Box 3900 LaGrange, GA 30241. The Ocean Grove Memorial Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Asbury Park Press from Oct. 7 to Oct. 9, 2017
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