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Roy Arthur Herwig of Dunwoody, GA, passed away at the age of 75 on Dec 17, 2017. He had long term complications due to a stroke in 2013. His memorial service was held on Dec 28, 2017, at H.M. Patterson Funeral Home, with burial at Floral Hills in Tucker, GA. He is buried near his brother in law and best friend, Frank Jones. Mr. Herwig was born in Houston, TX, the son of Lee Herwig, an oil engineer, and loving mother, Elgie Circle Herwig. The family moved several times in the U.S., and eventually to Calgary, Canada, where his father worked as an engineer for Shell Oil.

Mr. Herwig was a Professional Engineer in Georgia, who received his Bachelor's of Civil Engineering and Master's of Sanitary Engineering from Georgia Tech. He was proud of his alma mater and lived up to its motto as a "helluvanengineer." The majority of Mr. Herwig's career was spent with the National Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Georgia's EPD, Region 4. He received many honors and was recognized for developing national standards for the proper management, operations and maintenance of sewage collections systems. His contributions to the field have led to cleaner water, beaches and streams for the U.S. After retiring from the EPA, he worked for several private sector firms, assisting U.S. municipalities with wastewater collection issues. He was an active speaker, contributor and member of the Water Environment Federation (WEF). His participation culminated in receiving the "Collection Systems Award" for his "Outstanding Contributions" in 2007. Statewide, he was active in the Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP), serving in leadership roles to promote water cleanliness. In 2011, he received the "Bedell Award" for "Extraordinary Personal Service." His awards and accomplishments in environmental engineering were numerous; and he will be fondly remembered by his mentors, peers, and those he mentored.

Mr. Herwig is survived by wife, Elizabeth, and four adult children: Katherine, Robert, Richard and Kristine. His oldest child, Karen, preceded him in death at an early age from a heart defect. Further generations include grandchildren: Patrick, Zachary and Abigail; and great grandchildren, Lorelei, Cordelia and Liam. He is also survived by siblings: Barbara Jones of Atlanta, and COL Lee Conrad Herwig Jr. US Army Ret of Virginia. Mr. Herwig was a passionate animal lover and wished for donations to the Humane Society or rescue of your choice be given in his honor.

Herwig, Roy Arthur
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from Jan. 14 to Jan. 15, 2018
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