John Herrington, III

November 19, 1934 - January 14, 2018

John D. Herrington, III, age 83, of Sewickley, PA, formerly of Allison Park, PA,and former part-time resident of South Nags Head, NC,died peacefully on Sunday, January 14th, 2018. Born on November 19th, 1934 in Warren, OH, Jack was the son of John David Herrington, Jr., DDS, and Gertrude (Herlinger) Herrington.

Jack was a 1952 graduate of Warren G. Harding School and a 1956 graduate of The Ohio State University. While at Ohio State, Jack was a member of Delta Tau Deltafraternity and was a Frontliner Association student ambassador to Coach Woody Hayes’ Ohio State Buckeye football teams. Jack was a passionate Buckeye sports fanand a frequent “Letters to the Editor” contributor to The Buckeye Sports Bulletin. In 1956, Jack moved to Pittsburgh and joined the accounting firm of Price Waterhouse as a CPA where he worked until 1963 before joining Fisher Scientific Company. Jack’s career progressed in the accounting, finance, and treasury departments at Fisher Scientific until his retirement in 1982 as Senior Vice President of Finance and Treasurer. Following his retirement, Jack was recruited by Reed Smith Shaw & McClay where he served as Executive Director for four years before he retired for good. Jack served on numerous corporate and non-profit boards,and he was a proud and career long member of the Pennsylvania and American Institutes of Certified Public Accountants. He also was a member of the Planning Executive’s Institute, Tax Executive’s Institute, and Financial Executive’s Institute.

Jack was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed deep seasport fishing, surf fishing, trapping and custom rod building. In 1974, Jack caught what was then the world record Atlantic Blue Marlin weighing in at 1,142 lbs., out of Oregon Inlet, NC. This was the first Atlantic Blue Marlin ever caught weighing over one-thousand pounds. A mount of this world record fish may still be seen in a display case at the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center in Nags Head, NC. Jack fueled his passion for saltwater angling as a part-time resident of South Nags Head for nearly 20 years during his retirement.

Surviving are his high school sweetheart and wife of 60years, Phoebe (Henderson) Herrington of Sewickley,daughter Dr. Gay Herrington of Ben Avon, PA, daughter Joy Herrington and husband Dr. Stephen Wisniewski of Allison Park, PA, and daughter Jennifer Dickson and husband William Dickson of Ben Avon Heights, PA. Also surviving are his six grandchildren: Dr. Kelly Dickson, Allison Kunkle, Samuel Dickson, Phoebe Schweers, Anna Wisniewski, and Katie Kunkle; “Granddad” was a proud supporter of their activities and education. Also surviving are Jack’s three siblings: Ann Dwyer, Elizabeth “Bo” McNamara, and G. Michael “Mike” Herrington, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

The family is conducting a private service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made toThe Shaler North Hills Library, 1822 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw, PA 15116.

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  • Thomas Kirker

    I met Jack as a 14 year old at the Outer Banks Fishing Pier, after viewing he and the boat bringing in the world record marlin. When I met him, he was so nice to me, a fellow Ohioan. Since then, I ran into him occasionally over the years. That initial meeting was 44 years ago. I really loved Jack, even though we were just passing acquaintances. He will be missed. Tom Kirker Pickerington, OH


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