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Pennsylvania Towing Association Death Notification:

 

To all of our friends and acquaintances in the towing industry. It is with deepest sadness that we must report that we have lost a true gentleman and professional in our industry today.

 

Unfortunately, Pat Herring had lost his life in a tragic accident.

 

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We ask that you keep his family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

 

Pat was very active in the towing industry, he served as second vice-president for the Pennsylvania Towing Association for many years. He actively participated in many political meetings for our industry. He represented the towing industry as a true professional.

 

He will be missed by so many who worked so closely with him.

 

We will keep you updated as details come in.

 

Update 12/20/19 - 2:45 PM

Driver identified from fatal in Jefferson Township

 

State police identified the man who was killed in a head-on collision in Jefferson Township Thursday.

 

Pat Herring Sr., president of J E Herring Motor Co. of Somerset, died at the accident scene shortly after 10 a.m. at the intersection of Mount Zion Road and Glades Pike (Route 31), according to authorities.

 

Herring was driving one of his semi-tractor tow trucks when the head on collision with a truck hauling logs occurred.

 

State police did not have information on the driver of the log truck Friday morning.

 

That section of Route 31 was closed for six hours Thursday.

 

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Update 12/20/19 - 5:45 PM

Services will be held at: Miller’s Funeral Home
555 Tayman Avenue, Somerset, PA 15501 814-445-6900

 

Viewing, Sunday – 2:00 PM till 8:00 PM
Monday – 10:00 AM till 2:00 PM
The Service will be held after the Monday 2:00 PM Viewing

 

The services will be posted in the local newspaper, the Daily American, Click on obituaries

 

The trucks used for the funeral possession will be staging at the Football Field parking lot

located at Tayman Avenue & So. Franklin Avenue.

 

Official Obituary Notification Pending

 

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Class of 2007 I.T.R.H.F.M. Inductee

https://internationaltowingmuseum.org/hall_of_fame/pat-herring/

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I had the pleasure and honor of meeting Mr. Herring on a couple occasions many years ago. He and my father had known each other for years. A true gentleman and THE definition of a professional Operator. May you rest in peace Mr. Herring, Tell Dad I said Hi when you see him up there.


There are Tow Truck Drivers, Then There is Towing and Recovery operators...... Which one are you??🤨

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Pat was a true Icon in this Industry you could count on him for his honest input for any Issues regarding our Industry he will be missed truly !:towtruck:


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Our sincere condolences go out to Pat's family, friends and co workers...

Our thoughts and prayers are with pat at this difficult time...

From fellow towers  across the pond...

 

John. 

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Dad said yesterday, that he had know Mr. Herring as an honest man. He recalled hearing that he had done good things and would help anyone. I am sure many are mourning the loss of a True Towing Industry Icon. We Agree this topic is titled appropriately. R.I.P.

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My condolences to all the family, friends, and coworkers.  Sounds like he was a good man, and people like that will live on.  Not only in heaven, but also in the hearts of the people he helped, and taught.  May God welcome him with open arms.

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Update to Pat Herring's death. He will be laid out at the Miller Funeral Home in Somerset, Pa. Sunday 22nd--2:00pm to 8:00pm and Monday 23rd--10:00am--2:00pm with services to follow. The tow truck procession to follow. Please all are welcome to participate in the procession and pay your respects to a very honorable towman. I will miss you forever!

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On 12/19/2019 at 2:59 PM, TowNews said:

Pennsylvania Towing Association Death Notification:

 

To all of our friends and acquaintances in the towing industry. It is with deepest sadness that we must report that we have lost a true gentleman and professional in our industry today.

 

Unfortunately, Pat Herring had lost his life in a tragic accident.

 

79457180_2714141431966157_23297336574235

 

We ask that you keep his family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

 

Pat was very active in the towing industry, he served as second vice-president for the Pennsylvania Towing Association for many years. He actively participated in many political meetings for our industry. He represented the towing industry as a true professional.

 

He will be missed by so many who worked so closely with him.

 

We will keep you updated as details come in.

 

On 12/19/2019 at 2:59 PM, TowNews said:

Pennsylvania Towing Association Death Notification:

 

To all of our friends and acquaintances in the towing industry. It is with deepest sadness that we must report that we have lost a true gentleman and professional in our industry today.

 

Unfortunately, Pat Herring had lost his life in a tragic accident.

 

79457180_2714141431966157_23297336574235

 

We ask that you keep his family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

 

Pat was very active in the towing industry, he served as second vice-president for the Pennsylvania Towing Association for many years. He actively participated in many political meetings for our industry. He represented the towing industry as a true professional.

 

He will be missed by so many who worked so closely with him.

 

We will keep you updated as details come in.

 

On 12/19/2019 at 2:59 PM, TowNews said:

Pennsylvania Towing Association Death Notification:

 

To all of our friends and acquaintances in the towing industry. It is with deepest sadness that we must report that we have lost a true gentleman and professional in our industry today.

 

Unfortunately, Pat Herring had lost his life in a tragic accident.

 

79457180_2714141431966157_23297336574235

 

We ask that you keep his family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

 

Pat was very active in the towing industry, he served as second vice-president for the Pennsylvania Towing Association for many years. He actively participated in many political meetings for our industry. He represented the towing industry as a true professional.

 

He will be missed by so many who worked so closely with him.

 

We will keep you updated as details come in.

 

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