Former MIASF director Frank Herhold dies

Dec 6, 2015 by Dorie Cox

Frank Frederick Herhold
April 5, 1940-Dec. 5, 2015

Frank Herhold, former executive director of Marine Industry Association (MIASF) died Saturday at his home. He held the position for 20 years and previously owned Anchorage Yacht Basin in Melbourne, Fla. He was 75.

Click to read more on Mr. Herhold’s life,
Colleagues connect through marine industry leader Herhold’s legacy“.

Mr. Herhold was named Citizen of the Year by the city of Ft. Lauderdale in 2007 and was commodore of the city’s 2010 Winterfest Boat Parade. He held a degree in government and math from Monmouth College.

Frank Herhold dies

Frank Frederick Herhold April 5, 1940-Dec. 5, 2015

Kristina Hebert, COO of Ward’s Marine Electric and past president of the MIASF worked with Herhold for years.

“I can’t think of a single significant moment in my career both through the Marine Industries Association of South Florida and Ward’s Marine Electric, that Frank wasn’t a part of,” Hebert said. “He introduced and inspired me to participate in the legislative process locally, statewide and federally. Frank was my mentor as a board of director and even as the president always making sure I was listening and leading to the best of my abilities.

“That said, family always came first for Frank. His family and especially grandkids were everything,” Hebert said. “He never once had a conversation with me that did not include asking me how my kids were as well. I feel very lucky to have worked with him for so many years and will cherish every minute.”

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to MIASF Education Fund for a scholarship to be made in Mr. Herhold’s name. Please contact the MIASF for details.

Mr. Herhold is survived by his wife, Mary Jo; daughter Pam; and other relatives.

Click for a a memorial video of Mr. Herhold’s life.

Click to read a 2010 article in Soundings Trade Only Today on the occasion of Mr. Herhold’s retirement from MIASF.

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Memorial services for Frank Herhold will be on Friday, Dec. 11 at 10 a.m.
at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 901 NE 2nd St., Ft. Lauderdale, 33301.

A reception is scheduled to follow the memorial service at the International Swimming Hall of Fame,
1 Hall of Fame Dr., Ft. Lauderdale (33316). Additional parking will be available at Bahia Mar.


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Dorie Cox is a writer with Triton News.

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