James F. Herlihy
James F. Herlihy, age 89, lifelong Shelby resident, died early Wednesday morning July 25th, 2012 at his home with his wife and family by his side.
He was born August 17, 1922 in Shelby to James M. and Eva O’Hearn Herlihy. He was a 1940 graduate of Shelby High School and attended John Carroll University and Rutgers University.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served in the Special Engineer Detachment at the Atomic Bomb Project in Oak Ridge, TN. He worked at the Autocall Company for over 42 years, retiring in 1988 as Manager of Industrial Engineering and represented Autocall on the Richland County Safety Committee. He was a member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Parish and was a charter member and Past Commander of the Shelby post of The Catholic War Veterans.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Edna Hohler Herlihy; Their children: Carol (Steven) Moore of Mundelein, IL, Mary Jo McHugh of Shelby, Robert (Shelley) Herlihy of Cincinnati, OH, Thomas (Margo) Herlihy of Dublin, OH, Richard Herlihy (Betty Herndon) of Linn, MO; 11 grandchildren; 7 step-grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; 12 step great grandchildren; 1 step great great grandson; 2 half-brothers: William (Joanne) Herlihy of Middleburg Hts., OH, Dennis Herlihy of New Orleans, LA; a half-sister: Anne (Emile) John of Shelby; Nieces and Nephews; He was loved by all.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his step-mother: Catherine Metzger Herlihy, a sister and her husband: Rosemary and John Bertka of Mansfield, and beloved son-in-law: Dr. John McHugh.
Friends may call on Friday, July 27, 2012 from 6-8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby and also on Saturday from 9:30 AM – 10 AM at the funeral home. The Rosary will be recited at 8 PM on Friday at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 10:30 AM at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 29 West Street, Shelby, with Father Nick Cunningham officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Military graveside honors will be conducted by the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail. Memorial expressions may be made to St. Mary School Endowment Fund.
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