Martin HerrName: Martin Herr
Date of Death: 12/8/2012
Age at death: 87
Military Service: U.S. Army
Martin F. ''Marty'' Herr, 87, Bradenton, died December 8, 2012.
Born in East St. Louis, IL on March 17, 1925, he came to Bradenton from Decatur, IL in 1984.
He was a 1st Sgt. in the 1st Calvary Division in the South Pacific during World War II, he was a member of American Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24, the VFW Post 10141 and the Loyal Order of Moose Bradenton Lodge 1223, and he was a Catholic.
He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering. He was the owner of Herr Pontiac-Buick in Woodriver, IL and past president of Madison-St. Clair County, IL New Car Dealers Association. He was the office manager for the 9th Street Motors in Bradenton, FL for 20 years and in recent years the office manager for ABC Rent A Car.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Cynthia; parents, Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Herr; brothers, Robert, Walter, George, & James.
Survivors include his son, Dale of Nashville, TN; 2 grandchildren, Melissa of O'Fallon, MO and Martin of Hendersonville, TN; 2 great grandchildren; sister, Doris of Belleville, IL; brother, Joseph of Little Rock, AR; and dear friend Jonah Shattuck.
Graveside Services with Military Honors 10:30 A.M. Monday December 17, 2012 at Sarasota National Cemetery 9810 State Road 72, Sarasota, FL 34241.
Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 26th Street Chapel 5624 26th Street West, Bradenton, FL 34207 in charge.