Robert G. Herzog Sr. was a volunteer to at the Slatington fish hatchery along with his grandson Teague.
Bob would buy a bag of food and take Teague while his parents were working and feed the fish. He would take him all the time to feed them and watch them grow.
Herzog was 76 when he passed away in September 2016 after a battle with lung cancer, leaving Janice, his wife of 58 years along with his children Bobby, Tami, Todd and Brent, 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
His family had asked that, instead of the fleeting beauty of flowers, those wishing to honor his memory donate to the nonprofit Springside Sportsman Club Inc., This request was made in Herzog’s obituary.
In his memory Springside Sportsman Club decided to purchase, unveil and display on the hatchery’s premises, a beautiful granite bench which has his facial impression etched on as well as the Fisherman’s Prayer.The bench was unveiled on Friday June 21, 2017. Many from the community as well as friends and family attended.
The hatchery oversees more than 3,000 living trout from June until May when the large trout are released into Trout Creek.
Robert Herzog’s presence will always be felt.
He was very proud to be a part of the hatchery and was always there to help, and now he’ll always be there.