Tuesday, September 02, 2014

A "Celebration of Life" for Herb Hollinger on Friday Morning, September 5

Herbert Hollinger, 95, of Strathmere, NJ passed away on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at Shore Medical Center in Somers Point, NJ.

Born in Camden, NJ, he was formerly from Mullica Hill, NJ and had summered in Strathmere since 1962; moving here permanently in 1981.
He was a Veteran of World War II, where he had worked on the Manhattan Project and served with the United States Navy before his honorable discharge in 1946.
Mr. Hollinger worked as a Supervisor for DuPont in Pennsville NJ for 42 years, retiring in 1981.
He was a member of the Strathmere Fishing and Environmental Club, and was Past Commander of American Legion Robert W. Mills Post #452, Mullica Hill.
His retirement years were spent fishing in Strathmere.
He was predeceased by his wife of 67 years, Elizabeth “Bessie” Hollinger and a daughter Jeanne Frizell. Surviving are two sons, Herb Hollinger (Judy) of Bryn Mawr, PA, Richie Hollinger (Janice) of Seaville, NJ, a son in law Rod Frizell, eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

A Celebration of his life will be held on Friday, Sept. 5 at 10:30 am at the Avalon Golf Club, 1510 Route 9 North, Cape May Court House, NJ. Burial is private in Cape May County Veterans Cemetery, Cape May Court House, NJ.
Memorial donations in his memory may be made to either the Strathmere Fishing and Environmental Club, PO Box 77, Strathmere, NJ 08248 or the Strathmere Volunteer Fire Company, PO Box 71, Strathmere, NJ 08248.
For condolences and information, visit www.godfreyfuneralhome.com


The family would like to invite all who knew and treasured Herb to a Celebration of his life at 10:30 Friday Morning, September 5, at the Avalon Links Restaurant at the Avalon Country Club, 1510 Route 9 North in CMCH. Do not confuse this with the Country Club Tavern, which is just to the north of this restaurant.


Here are pictures from Herb and Bessie’s 90th Birthday party at the Firehouse in June, 2009.
Here is a really nice article about Herb in the Press of Atlantic City on July 4, 2011:
And from the June 12, 2014 SIA Newsletter:
The party at the firehouse for Herb Hollinger’s 95th birthday was really special. Most of the town helped him celebrate. Here are a few pictures.
Rich and Herbie with their Dad.

Herbie acted as emcee...

Then oldest grandchild, Jeanne Frizell Potter, did some marvelous storytelling. 

She was followed by Liz Hollinger.

Then came Rich, 

then David,

and then Jan.

All the Hollingers did a great job, but then Herb took the mike and brought the house down (propeller story, anyone?).

Herb blew out the candles, 

and then Debbie led the crowd in a rousing rendition of “Happy Birthday to Herb”!

And one more Throwback Thursday flounder picture, That's Herb Hollinger, Sr. on the right and his brother-in-law, Joe on the left. Not sure what year this was.

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