WOOSTER Leonard Jay Herr, 88, of Wooster passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at Akron General Medical Center.
He was born December 21, 1928 in Wayne County, the son of Roy and Orpha Shoup Herr. He married Lucille Alice Adelsberger on September 18, 1954. She preceded him in death on September 10, 2016.
He received his PHD from The Ohio State University in Plant Pathology and retired in 1995 from the OARDC as a Professor of Plant Pathology. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by his children, Lynn Herr of Louisville, Kentucky, Karen (Rick) Cicconetti and Melissa (Tim) Hastings both of Wooster; grandchildren, Devin Jones, Quinton Herr, Patrick, Eric and Fred Cicconetti , Stephanie, Amanda and Keri Hastings; a great granddaughter, Lucy Jones; a brother Don (Cheryl) Herr of Lisbon, brother-in-law, Howard Cramer of Fredericksburg, a sister-in-law, Mary Herr of Vienna, Virginia and a brothers and sister-in-law, Art and Martha Edelbute of Ostrander, Ohio and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded by his parents, a brother, Robert Herr and sisters, Mary Cramer and Winnie Spagno and brothers and sisters in law, Edgar Adelsberger, Jr., Tom Adelsberger, Robert Adelsberger and Margaret Ann McKitrick.
Friends will be received at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster on Monday, January 9, 2017 from 6-8:00 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at St. Mary Catholic Church, 527 Beall Ave., Wooster with the Rev. Stephen Moran officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery.
Those who wish may make memorial contributions to People to People Ministries, 454 E. Bowman St., Wooster, OH 44691.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.
People to People Ministries, 454 E. Bowman St., Wooster, OH 44691
Mass of Christian Burial, Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 527 Beall Ave., Wooster
Monday, January 9, 2017 from 6-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home