|Death: ||Sep. 1, 2012|
HERDE, JOSEPH J., 87, died early Saturday morning, September 1, 2012 at the Nazareth Home.
Joe was a member of the Musicians Union, a music teacher and band director. He received his master's degree in music education from U of L. He played in the Louisville Philharmonic Orchestra and was the music teacher and band director at Flaget HS, Pekin, IN HS, and Bullitt County Schools including Shepherdsville and Bullitt Central HS. Joe was the Bullitt County Teacher of the Year 1983.
Joe was a 70-year member of the Holy Name Band, which he directed for over 50 years. He had his own Dance Band, played for the Circus, Ice Shows, the Bavarians, the Concert in the Park series and other Dance Bands.
Joe is predeceased by his brothers, Carl and Gene Herde.
He is survived by his wife, Marcella; his children, Margaret Hettinger (Frank), Carolyn Cook, Jay Herde, Bill Herde (Sinman), Paul Herde (Donna), David Herde (Cindy), Carmel Bowman (Matt) and Theresa Hundley (John); 20 grandchildren and two great-grandsons.
His funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m., Tuesday, September, 4, 2012 at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 3521 Goldsmith Lane, with burial to follow in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 - 4 and 5:30 - 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday at Ratterman & Sons Funeral Home, 3800 Bardstown Road.
Published in The Courier-Journal from September 2 to September 4, 2012.
Created by: Gary Powell
Record added: Dec 28, 2012
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