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Dr. Ronald Keith Herring Sr., DVM

1941 - 2019
Dr. Ronald Keith Herring Sr., DVM Obituary
FRENCHVILLE - Dr. Ronald Keith Herring, Sr., DVM, 78, of Frenchville, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, at UPMC Shadyside, Pittsburgh.

Dr. Herring was born at home on a dairy farm on Aug. 3, 1941, in Brownsburg, Ind., the son of the late Cecil Keith and Anna Laree (Johnson) Herring.

He was a 1959 graduate of Lizton High School, Lizton, Ind.. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1970 from Purdue University. He was a member of the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association.

Upon graduating from Purdue, Dr. Herring partnered with a fellow graduate and together they established the Susquehanna Veterinary Clinic in Clearfield. They operated the clinic under this partnership until 1985.

Dr. Herring saw the fulfillment of his professional goal, when he opened Herring Veterinary Service in January 1986. During his life as a veterinarian he enjoyed harness racing and worked as the Clearfield County Fair veterinarian. Over the years, he cared for a variety of animals including zoo, farm, wild animals native to Pennsylvania, and a herd of buffalo. No creature was too big or too small. Dr. Herring's compassion and love for people and their pets made him beloved by all.

Dr. Herring was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Morrisdale Allport Highway, Philipsburg, for 34 years. He was a deeply spiritual man. One of the highlights of his life was sharing his spiritual beliefs with others. His wisdom and kindness will be remembered fondly.

Dr. Herring was married to the love of his life on June 22, 1985, in Houtzdale, to the former Cynthia A. "Cindy" Slother, who survives at home.

He is also survived by six children, two former spouses and their respective families.

Children to his wife, Cynthia - Daniel K. Herring of Frenchville, and Julia E. (Herring) Korb and her husband Kyle and their children, Alia and Ian, of Clearfield.

Children to his former spouse, Jane Bach - Ronald K. Herring, Jr., of Chester Hill, and Thomas J. Herring and his wife Lisa and their children, Joseph and Charli, of Morrisdale.

And children to his former spouse, Judith Groover - Jeffery K. Herring and his wife Julia of Fairfield, Ohio, and their children, Marsha, Brian and David and his wife, Ashleigh, and their two daughters, Charlotte and Kenley; Sharon (Herring) Dildine, of Noblesville, Ind. and her children, Matthew and Sarah.

Dr. Herring was very proud of all his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Spending time with his family around a campfire was some of his happiest memories. His sense of humor always made others smile. We will always cherish his quirky "dad" jokes.

He was an avid cook and we will miss saying, "this is oddly good." Dr. Herring was always humming a tune and passed his love of music to all his children.

He was the loving brother of three sisters, Sally Laree (Herring) Rawlings and her husband, William, of Danville, Ind., Judith K. (Herring) Riggs and her husband Arlie of Brownsburg, Ind., and Linda (Herring) Tom and her husband Donald of Callahan, Fla.; and numerous other extended family members.

Husband. Father. Pappy. Grandpa. Brother. Veterinarian. Friend. He will be missed.

A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Interment will be at Philipsburg Cemetery.

Dr. Herring's family greatly appreciates the overwhelming response of love, support, and condolences from the community. However, due to the circumstances unique to Dr. Herring, the family respectfully requests privacy at this time.

The arrangements are under the direction of the Beezer-Heath Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 719 E. Spruce St., Philipsburg.

Online condolences may be submitted at www.beezerheathfh.com.
Published in The Progress from Sept. 16 to Sept. 17, 2019
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