OBITUARY

Karl O. Herz

April 9, 1928December 21, 2013

Karl O. Herz, 85, anEnvironmental Health Specialist for theClark County Health District., of Las Vegas, passed away on Saturday,December 21,2013.He was born in Cologne, Germany, and was a Southern Nevada resident since 1994. He was a chemist and editor for various companies throughouthis career, includinga food scientist for 20 yearswith the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsin Rome and top editor of the Institute of Food Technologyand Scientific Journal. Karl was a prolific writer and poet. He receivedhis PhD from Rutgers University. A survivor of Auschwitz, he was one of the most brilliant people in the world.Karl is predeceased by two young sons, David Mark and Robert Jayand is survived by his wife,Annette, amusic instructor and accompanistofLas Vegas; three daughters, Carol (Lawrence) Parsons of Santa Barbara, CA, Debra ((Daniel) Sherman of Ventura, CA, Barbara (Deb Lau)Herz of San Mateo, CA; one son, Ronald of Las Vegas; four grandchildren, Kelsey, Michelle, Keri and Lauren. He will be deeply missed by all. Funeral services will be held at 11:00AMon Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at King David Memorial Chapel, 2697 E. Eldorado Lane and burial will follow at theKing DavidCemetery. King David Memorial Chapel made the arrangements.

Services

  • Funeral Service Tuesday, December 24, 2013
  • Committal Service Tuesday, December 24, 2013
REMEMBERING

Karl O. Herz

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Clara

February 6, 2014

I am so deeply saddened. What a brilliant and great man he was. :(

Paula Blaire Solomon

December 24, 2013

My deepest condolences to Annette, and the entire Herz Family. I have always had a special place for Karl and Annette in my heart. Karl was a very special person. He and Annette were close with my late mother Ellen. Karl and my mother grew up together in Cologne, Germany. Their mother's were best friends and cousin by marriage.

Paula Blaire Solomon

December 24, 2013

My very deepest condolences to the Annette and the entire Herz Family! Karl and my mother grew up together in Germany. Karl's mother and my grandmother were best friends and they became cousins by marriage. Karl Mother married my grandmother's first cousin.

I really wish I would have known I would have flown out!

Vivek Raman

December 24, 2013

Karl lived an exceptional life. He impacted people in such a positive way and truly left a legacy for those that knew him. Humble, kind, learned and wise beyond measure. I will miss seeing him and his piano suspenders. Respect!

Rev.21:4

December 24, 2013

God's word assures us a time will come when death and mourning will be no more, may that assurance bring peace and comfort to your family.

Alicia Mitchell

December 23, 2013

We have just lost a very valuable piece of history. Karl was a walking memorial. He was quiet yet strong. We have learned so much from his demeanor and kind words. No one is promised tomorrow so live life as if there is no tommorrow. To his family: I pray you find comfort in each other and the time you shared with him here on earth. We mourn and cry with you. I too, look forward to seeing him again on the other side of eternity. Shalom

Michelle Clarke

December 23, 2013

I feel very fortunate to have known and worked with Karl. He was truly one of a kind, and an inspiration to many.

Patricia Kaderlik

December 23, 2013

Karl was our moral compass. He was brillant, kind, witty, poetic and had a good sense of humor. He will be missed. He was what we only aspire to be.
Patricia Kaderlik (Las Vegas, NV)

Jodi Brounstein

December 23, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Karl was a brilliant man who was always willing to share his experiences with others. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Melissa Rascon

December 23, 2013

Karl was a kind and brilliant man. He will be greatly missed.