1936 – 2016

LEWISTON — Jay G. Herr, 80, of Bethel and Mt. Pleasant, S.C., passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 13, with his wife and children by his side.

Jay was born to Clarence “Pat” and Ethel Herr on April 17, 1936, in Lancaster, N.H. He was a 1954 graduate of Berlin High School in New Hampshire and a 1959 graduate of the University of Maine, with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and a fifth year specialty in pulp and paper.

He enjoyed an accomplished career in the paper industry with experience in all phases of paper making. He retired after managing manufacturing facilities, in Deferiet, N.Y., and Bucksport, and a paper recycling plant in Houston, Texas.

He is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 57 years, Hope Taylor; son, Jay Herr of West Paris; and daughters, Julie Palmer and husband, Paul, of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Jill Harris and husband, Dan, of Opelika, Ala.; grandchildren, Erika and Dale Palmer, RJ, Hope and Sam Harris; a sister, Betty Hackett and husband, Bob, of Rye Beach, N.H.; a niece and nephews, along with their children, who were very special to him.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Joy Lee; and sister, Barbara Grandin.

Jay will be remembered as a loving husband and companion and a wonderful father and grandfather. He lived an active and vibrant life until his death. He enjoyed skiing, golf, canoeing and kayaking, cycling, travel, spending time with friends and family, was active in his church and was strong in his faith. He was a blessing and a hero to many.

Words of condolence and tribute may be shared with Jay’s family at www.chandlerfunerals.com.

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