Death of James S. Herr

April 5, 2012
Nottingham, Pennsylvania | Age 87

Herr's potato chips firm founder dies in Pa. at 87
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The Associated Press

NOTTINGHAM, Pa. (AP) — James S. Herr, the founder of the company that makes Herr's potato chips and other snack foods, has died at the age of 87.

Herr had been fighting a respiratory illness and died on Thursday night at his home in the Philadelphia suburb of Nottingham, where Herr Foods Inc. is based, said his son Ed Herr, the company's president.

"He died peacefully," Ed Herr said by telephone. "We are celebrating a glorious life and legacy of our dad."...

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