ROY LEE HERR JR., 36 of Wampum, passed away due to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on November 10, 2022.
Born June 9, 1986 in New Castle, PA he was the son of Cynthia (Klinesmith) Herr, Mesa, AZ and the late Roy Lee Herr Sr.
Roy was a 2004 graduate of Shenango High School and a 2019 graduate of Slippery Rock University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Education. Majoring in Physical Fitness and Activity Management.
Following graduation, Roy enlisted in the United States Marine Corp. on
August 21,2006 and served as a Scout for the 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance during 2 deployments to Iraq. On August 20, 2010 Corporal Herr was honorably discharged from the Corp.
Roy was employed as a Forklift Operator at R.W.E. Holding in New Castle, PA. He was an avid motorcyclist and loved to ride his Harley. Roy was a member of the War Dog Motorcycle Club.
Besides his mother Cynthia he leaves behind his wife Rachel (Piatek) Herr whom he married on August 20, 2022 and their son Roy Lee Herr III, and his beloved dog Bubba of Wampum, PA;
Four Sisters Karen Sue (Colton) Woolsey
and their children Emma and Caleb of Mesa, AZ.
Victoria (Thomas) Bulisco and their children
Marco (Angela) Bulisco and Luann (Mark) Burdick and Melissa Houston of New Castle, PA. Lisa (Dean) Epperson and their children Tyler and Katelynn of Neshannock, and Nicole Herr and her children Matthew (fiancee Kaylie Bambery) and Christopher Lovy of Monaca
He also leaves behind several great nieces and nephews.
Roy was preceded in death by his father Roy Lee Herr Sr. who passed away April 8, 2022 due to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. His maternal grandparents, Albert and Karen (Robinson) Klinesmith, and his paternal grandparents Joseph and Dolly (Mielke) Herr.
Friends will be received on Thursday Nov. 17 from 4pm-7pm and Friday Nov. 18 10am-11am with service immediately following at the 234 Recreation Facility 362 Rocco Drive, Edinburg, PA. (Formerly St Lucy’s Social Hall). Reverend Eric Ward will officiate. Military Rites will be observed by the New Castle Honor Guard on November 18 at 10:30 am.
Following the service Roy will be Escorted by his brothers to his final resting place at Parkside Cemetery New Castle, PA.
Arrangements entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, Wampum.
Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com