Clyde S. "Red" Herter, 84, of Jersey Shore, passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at UPMC Susquehanna.
Born June 28, 1936 in Renovo, he was a son to the late Albert Herter and the former Helena Hartsock. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mary A. Seeley, and a son, Jeffrey K. Herter.
He was a 1954 graduate of Renovo High School. Following High School, Red enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. In 1957, he was the European Brown Belt Judo Champion while he was stationed in Germany. In 1964 he graduated from Lock Haven University. He had worked at Piper Aircraft in the engine department and also taught in the Jersey Shore Area Elementary and Senior High School.
He was the lead guitar and vocalist in Susquehanna Valley Harmoneers, and also the lead guitar and vocalist in the Bald Eagle Ramblers. Red also played in various other local dance bands. He was a popular square dance caller in the Clinton-Lycoming County area and was a farrier for many years. He enjoyed coaching football and wrestling, and also taught Judo at Lock Haven University. Red was an avid hunter and coon hunter.
Surviving are his daughter, Heidi Herter Bailey (Craig Bailey); a sister, Juanita Watson; his brother, Albert (Sandy) Herter; his friend, Maxine Abbott; his former wife, Linda Herter Danis; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, at Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore. Rev. Bill Danis will officiate.
Following services at Welker's, he will be honored by the Jersey Shore Honor Guard.
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