(June 15, 1930-June 7, 2013)
Richard Herz passed away peacefully at home on June 7, 2013 in Baker City, Ore. Richard requested that there be no services, but that his ashes be buried at sea.
Richard was born in New York June 15, 1930. As a young man he served in the Marine Corp. After serving in the Corp, he owned his own business and worked as a Tree Surgeon in New York and Maine. He lived in Anchor Point, Alaska for about 20 years before recently moving to Baker City. Richard enjoyed the weather in Baker City, going to the senior center for lunch and attending the Elkhorn Baptist Church.
Richard is survived by two sons – Gregory Herz of Winterport, Maine and Clifford Herz of Bridgeport, Maine; three daughters, Robin Herz of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Tracy Herz of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Dayna Herz of Bangor, Maine; a sister, Caroline Herz of North Carolina; and very close friends and extended family Belva Olson, Belva’s son Jody Herd, and Belva’s Niece Angel Herd.
He was preceded in death by his parents Hans and Elizabeth Herz.
For those who would like to make a memorial donation in memory and honor of Richard may do to the food bank of your choice through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home P.O. Box 543 Halfway, Oregon 97834.