Roy Lee Herr Sr., 70, of Mesa AZ (formerly of Wampum) passed away Friday, April 8, 2022.
Born December 24, 1951 in New Castle, he was the son of the late Joseph and Dolly Mielke Herr. He was married to Cynthia “Cindy” Klinesmith Herr.
Lee was a graduate of Shenango High School and then Geneva College. He came from a lifelong history of involvement with dogs and Animal Husbandry on his family farm, that led to him becoming a breeder, exhibitor, handler, club member, Show Chairman, and an AKC Rep and Judge. He had served as the president of the New Castle Kennel Club for more than 20 years and Cluster Chairman and Coordinator for the Memorial Classic Dog Show Cluster since its inception. He was a lifetime member of the New Castle Kennel Club. Furthermore, he was involved in various dog clubs and judging organizations and was the founder of the Pennsylvania Dog Show Judges. Mr. Herr held a Black Belt in Karate. He was an avid motorcyclist and loved to ride. Lee had a great sense of humor.
Surviving are his wife Cynthia (Klinesmith) Herr whom he married on August 26, 1989 of Mesa, AZ. A son Roy Lee Herr Jr. (His fiancee Rachel Piatek) and their son Roy Lee Herr III, of Wampum, four daughters Victoria (Thomas Bulisco) and their children Marco Bulisco (Angela) of New Castle, and Luann (Mark Burdick) and Melissa Houston. Lisa (Dean Epperson) and their children Tyler and Katelynn of Neshannock, Karen Sue (Colton Woolsey) and their children Emma and Caleb of Mesa, AZ and Nicole Herr, her children Matthew (his fiancee Kaylie Bambery) and Christopher Lovy of Monaca. 3 brothers Joseph Herr Sr. (And his wife Deborah) of Wetmore, MI. Larry Herr (and his wife Crystal) of West Pittsburg, and Don Herr of Alligator Point, Fl. and a sister Dee Barroso of Ocala,Fl. 6 Great Grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his in laws Albert and Karen Klinesmith and his sister in law, Sonya Herr.
Visiting hours will be held on Thursday April 14, 2022 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm and on Friday, April 15, 2022 from 10:00 am until the time of the Funeral Service at 11:00 am at the Marshall Funeral Home, 341 Main St. Wampum. His brother Joseph Herr will officiate.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Humane Society.
Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.
I have known Lee since 1965, when I first met Joe. He was a prankster and always had a smile on his face. He loved to throw me in the swimming pool. We had fun making hay together. Since I have no brothers, all of the Herr men are my brothers. I will miss Lee very much. I really did love him as a brother. May God bless him.