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Sunset North Funeral Home

910 North Loop 1604 East, San Antonio, TX

OBITUARY

Roger Herr

May 27, 1949December 27, 2016
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Roger Peter Herr returned to the Lord in the evening of December 27, 2016. The story of his life, curtailed much too soon, is one of true love and realized dreams. Strong-willed and gentle-spirited, Roger was a devoted husband, a generous father, and a doting, tender-hearted grandfather.

Roger was born May 27, 1949 in Alexandria, Va. Twelve years later, his family moved to Florida where many of his relatives still live today. At 18, he joined the US Air Force to serve during the Vietnam War.

His tour of duty landed Roger all over the country. But it was while stationed in San Antonio, that he met the love of his life Maria Teresa Herr at age 19. Married for 47 years, they built their dream home and filled it with love, laughter, and the joyful ruckus of grandchildren. Together, Roger and Tessa’s light beamed beyond the oasis they created for their family as they served as pillars of and advocates for their community.

Roger loved technology, dogs, and horses, alike. As a younger man, he was a prized showman. He also began studying computers—particularly mainframes large enough to fill a room—and then worked for Datapoint before launching his own business WhyNot?Consulting. As an entrepreneur and pioneer of the computer industry, he traveled the globe teaching tech-hounds, alike, the ins and outs of network security and architecture, virtualization, and more. In his spare time, he also enjoyed life as a master gardener, avid traveler, and political consultant.

Roger distinctly impacted the lives of many. To those who knew him, he was a wise, humorous, and magnanimous man. His legacy will undoubtedly continue as Roger is survived by his wife, three children Roger Jr., Eric, and Jacqueline, eight grandchildren Maddie, Tessa, Paloma, Odette, Noah, Emilia, Santiago, and Alex, as well as numerous loved ones throughout the world.

Please make any charitable donations on Roger’s behalf to the Humane Society or the Breast Cancer Survivor Fund.

The Rosary (Jan. 2 at 7pm) and Memorial Mass (Jan. 3 at 10am) will both be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in San Antonio at 8500 Cross Mountain Trail.

Services

  • Rosary

    Monday, January 2, 2017

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Memories

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Gloria Saldana

April 27, 2017

I'm shocked. I had no idea. Tessa and beloved family please accept my sincere condolences.

Maddie

March 30, 2017

I miss you so much and I've thought about you everyday.

Allen Walker

January 14, 2017

A kind and decent man.

Tessa Herr

January 12, 2017

Rest peacefully, Honey. We love you beyond measure. I'll miss you always and love you forever! Tessa

Reese Dorrycott

January 12, 2017

Liked the man, I'm going to miss him.

Jennifer Williams

January 9, 2017

Rest In Peace Mr Herr. My condolences to the family. Mr Herr always talked about his sons, daughters, grandkids, wife and his dog. We would chat about all the cool destinations work would take him. I'll miss him.

Patrick McMahon

January 4, 2017

Rip Mr Herr from all your friends at American Airlines San Antonio Airport

Linda Miles (Blackwell)

January 3, 2017

Sorry for your loss. I worked with Roger at Datapoint many, many years ago. May God Bless you all.

Nedra Voorhies

January 3, 2017

Another star joins the heavens.

Kimberly Riojas (Herrera)

January 3, 2017

Eric and family, so very sorry for your loss. It has been years, but I remember your dad so well. He was so funny, so loving and he had these great big bear hugs. My brother Lloyd and I went to Zilker Elementary with you in Austin.
From my family to your family, please accept our condolences and our deepest heartfelt sympathy.

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