Louis O. Hertz

Family-Placed Death Notice

LOUIS O. HERTZ Of Atlanta died at his home on Monday, July 04, 2005, after a brief battle with cancer; he was 73. Hertz was born in Birmingham, AL, and educated at the University Of Miami, where he claimed to have majored in suntanning. He served two years as a Lieutenant in the Air Force where he began his career as an animator by making training films for bomber crews. After a brief period as an animator for United Artists in Hollywood, Hertz settled in Atlanta in 1957. Lou Hertz was an active member of the Atlanta business and communications community for over 45 years. He was the President of Louis Hertz Advertising and a local innovator in the combination of animation and live action in local advertising. He pioneered advertising techniques for the first regional shopping malls in the Atlanta area. He developed media campaigns for several local politicians and campaigns including Wyche Fowler and Sam Massel. Hertz was also the President of the Hertz Communications Group, through which he operated several radio stations throughout the Southeast. More recently, Hertz has worked as an artist and innovator in pen-and-ink animation for Crawford Communications, Turner Communications, and the Cartoon Network. Since his retirement, Hertz has taught courses in animation at Atlanta College of Art, American Intercontinental University and The Creative Circus. He was the President of the Atlanta chapter of the International Animated Film Association (ASIFA) and sat on the ASIFA International Board of Directors. Hertz was active in community service for the 45+ years that he lived in Atlanta. He was a co-founder of Temple Sinai in 1968 and served on the Board of Directors. He is currently a member of The Temple. During his life, he was active in the missions of many community organizations, often serving in leadership positions, including the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, the University of Miami Presidents Council, the Jewish Educational Loan Fund, the Friends of Piedmont Park, and the Morningside-Lenox Park Association. Most recently he was active in land use issues for Piedmont Park. Lou Hertz is survived by his wife of 28 years, Judith B. Hertz; his four children: Dr. Paul L. Hertz of Washington, D.C., Karen Hertz Everett of New York, Dr. Amy L. Hertz of Memphis, and Dr. Claire Hertz Bernstein of Chicago; his twelve grandchildren; his cat Inky and his beloved poodle Sam. Funeral will be held on Wednesday, July 6th at 11:30 o'clock a.m. at Arlington Cemetery of Sandy Springs. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Mr. Hertz's memory are made to the Jewish Educational Loan Fund, 4549 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd., Chamblee, GA 30338. Arrangements by Dressler's Jewish Funeral Care, Atlanta 770-451-4999.

Funeral Home

Dressler's Jewish Funeral Care
3734 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd. Atlanta, GA 30341
(770) 451-4999

Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on July 5, 2005