Bradley L. Herzig, Sr., 88, Castorland

CASTORLAND, NY – Bradley L. Herzig, Sr., 88, died late Monday evening, Aug. 19, 2019, at Lewis County General Hospital.

Brad was born on Aug. 7, 1931, in Lyonsdale. the son of the late Jacob and Helen Hutchins Loomis. He was adopted when he was a teenager by his late parents, Arthur R. and Betty Tomiello Herzig. Brad attended Beaver River Central School.

He joined the U.S. Army and served in Korea with the 45th Division, receiving the Korean Service Medal w/1 Bronze Star.

He married Regina G. “Jeanie” Virkler at her home in New Bremen on July 16, 1955, with Rev. Philip Beyer, Sr., officiating.

Brad retired from Crown Zellerbach where he was a tow motor operator.

He and Jeanie made their home in Castorland.

Surviving are his loving wife of 64 years, Jeanie, their two children, Bradley L.  (Joyce) Herzig, Jr.; Gwen McGillvray; his grandchildren, Erin (Brian); Jacob (Chanda); Joshua (McKenizie); Hannah (Josh); Meaghan (Curt); 12 great grandchildren; a sister, Bessie Farney; a sister-in-law, Carol Hulbert; nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his daughter, Pamela J. Herzig, a brother, Jacob “Jack” Virkler, an infant sister, Darlene, and a son-in-law, Mark A. McGillvray.

Bradley was a member of the Apostolic Christian Church, Croghan, he was an avid hunter, a member of Burnt Hills Hunting Club and Little Yates Hunting Club, and past member of New Bremen Fire Department. Brad liked tractors, motorcycles, his cars, and tinkering in his garage, “He was all about speed”.

Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, at the Sundquist Funeral Home. A funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at the Apostolic Christian Church, Croghan, with ministers of the church officiating. Burial will follow with military honors in the church cemetery.

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