Ed Herrold Passing

Ed and Juanne Herrold

This just in…


It is with great sadness in my heart that I must tell you and pass on this Email to you about the passing of one of our finest long time collectors. Mr. Ed Herrold has passed away last evening. He will be sorely missed. Our prayers goes out to his family for their tragic loss.

Dwight A. Pettit Jr.
Deland Florida M-T Bottle Club

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I came across this picture looking online for pictures of Ed. I found one with Ed getting ready to tell me a funny story at the 2003 Baltimore Antique Bottle Show – Southeast Bottle News

Ed was a past Board Member of the FOHBC and a person that I considered as a friend. Ed was instrumental in getting me hooked on Bitters bottles. As a matter of fact, my first Bitters bottles were purchased from Ed at the DELMARVA Bottle Show in 2002. In the picture above, you can see I went straight to his table a few months later in Baltimore in 2003. I am truly sad. I hope his sweet wife Juanne is holding up. Stay tuned for more information.

Ferdinand Meyer V
President Elect

Updated: 08 August 2012

MAGGIE VALLEY, N.C. — George Edward (Ed) Herrold, 76, a former Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors board member, died in a local infirmary on Tuesday, July 24, of an apparent heart attack. He and his widow, Juanne B. Herrold, maintained a summer home in Maggie Valley and a winter home in Sarasota, Florida. “Dr. Bitters,” as he was known in the antique bottle collecting hobby, had many interests besides bottles. He was a passionate fan of the Chicago Cubs and Miami Dolphins, and liked model trains. “I knew Ed Herrold for several years and always found him to be a fun person to be around,” said Gene Bradberry, of Memphis, Tenn., immediate past president of the FOHBC. “I enjoyed working with him on the Federation Board of Directors and even when we disagreed, I found him to be a person of the highest integrity. He always spoke his mind, but was always open to other opinions. It was my pleasure to have known him and I feel honored to reflect and call him a true friend.”

He was born in Lafayette, Indiana April 14, 1936 to the late Dr. George Woodard and Alberta Clegg Herrold. Ed received his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from Indiana University and was a member of Sigma Delta Chi. He was a retired bank trust officer. Survivors include his widow and four daughters, Sjanna (Bob) Coriarty, Melissa Roddick, Melanie (Steve) Garcia and Melinda (Nick) Menzies; three sons, Eric (Laura) Herrold, Lyle Jennifer) Herrold and Charles E. Herrold; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Maggie Valley United Methodist Church, 4192 Soco Road, Maggie Valley, NC 28751.
Messages of comfort may be left to Ed’s family and the guest registry may be signed at www.garrettfuneralsandcremations.com.