“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years” – Abraham Lincoln.
I’m not sure if Tod Herrick was familiar with this quote during his life but he was the living breathing epitome of what it meant to live life. From the moment, he stepped foot into this world on May 29th, 1952, he has made a point to throw himself headfirst into life. Whether it be backpacking and camping throughout the United States, sailing up and down the Chesapeake Bay and eastern coast of North America, or planning trips all around the world, if there was a way to do what he wanted to do, he would find it. Within his family and friends, he was known for his infectious sense of humor, his large heart, and his social energy, always wanting to be a part of a gathering, event, or activity. Not even being diagnosed with a rare form of blood cancer, called Myelofibrosis would slow him down. With the help of his family, Tod was able to fight and beat cancer, and was pronounced cancer free in late Summer of 2023, however the cancer left him severely immunocompromised and after months of fighting infections, he succumbed to a combination of Pneumonia and the flu on Jan 10, 2024, surrounded by his family. His presence will be dearly missed by all who loved and cared for him, especially his loving and devoted wife of 41 years, Anne Herrick, his two daughters: Gabi and Olivia Herrick, his sister: Andrea Herrick, his two grandkids: Bee and Levi Dorman, and all of his nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws. A celebration of life will be held in Late Spring/Early Summer for all who would like to attend.