Joseph Wilfred Herd Jr.

Bath, Pennsylvania

1927 - 2021


February 21, 2021
Bath, Pennsylvania


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Joe was the son of Joseph W. and Carrie May (Von Steuben) Herd of the little slate town of Chapman Quarries, PA. His boyhood activities centered in the family, church, boyhood pals, outdoor adventures, delivering newspapers and selling war bonds for the Bethlehem Globe Times, and the Boy Scouts,...

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I knew Joe Herd since I was a kid through my attendance at Chapman's Quarries UMC. Joe and Rusty came to my wedding in 1980. They gave my parents a place to stay when their house was burnt down. I often sat in the back row at Sunday School with Joe and Bob Boehl and enjoyed their witty conversation. Joe had a beautiful soul and a beautiful voice. He sometimes came to my mom's assisted living building to sing to the seniors. He was an extremely kind person who was a pleasure to speak to and a...


Condolences to the family and friends. I knew your father through MHS, he always had a smile and kind word for all that he met. May he rest in peace with Rusty.

My most heartfelt sympathy to Joe's entire family. He was such a wonderful, kind, engaging man. A few years ago, when my mom was trying to orchestrate a pastie drop-off to Moravian Hall Square friends, I ended up on the phone with Joe. I had recently been given full-time custody of my young grandson, and during that phone call, Joe told me that he prays for me in this undertaking. It was such a powerful thing for me to hear! Although I had support from family and friends with whom I regularly...

Dear Herd family:
We loved your Dad!
While our folks were at MHS from 2014-2019, we shared many meals, visits, books and laughs with your Dad. We enjoyed talking about books - especially the Ambrose book on the railroad. We brainstormed about “the trip” he took a few years back and admired the fact that you made it possible for him to experience such great memories. But above all of the wonderful interactions we had, your Dad was always a beacon of demonstrating a deep love of...

Thank You for Your service to our country.

God Bless You!
God be with your family!

A Grateful US Citizen

Thank you for your service to our country.

Rest In Peace.

Please accept our sincere condolences. This world has lost a true gentleman.

Enjoyed singing with Joe in the Bethlehem Area MORA Club Chorus.
Such a pleasant man and such a pleasure to have known him.