Of Bloomfield Hills, died from a slip-and-fall accident at his winter home in Naples, FL on March 24, 2008. John had recently lost his dear wife, Joan, in January. He is survived by two sons: Kirk Herlitz of San Carlos, CA and Todd Herlitz of Chicago, IL. John was a proud grandfather to Alexander John Herlitz, son of Todd and his wife Rebecca. He was 65 years old. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday, April 4 at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile, Farmington Hills, MI. Herlitz, retired in 1998, was formerly the Senior Vice President of Product Design at Chrysler. A memorial gathering for friends and family will be held Saturday from 1-5 p.m. at the Walter P. Chrysler Museum at One Chrysler Drive Auburn Hills, MI. Donations in the form of checks can be made out to "University of Michigan" and sent to: Herlitz Lupus Research Fund Attn. Sara Seyfarth University of Michigan, Rheumatology 1500 E. Medical Center Dr. 3918 Taubman Center Ann Arbor, MI 48109.
Published in The Detroit News on Apr. 2, 2008.