Rev. Dr. William Ralph Herzog, II

Born: Fri., Mar. 10, 1944
Died: Sun., Aug. 4, 2019

Graveside Service

1:00 PM Sat., Oct. 26, 2019

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Rev. Dr. William R. Herzog, II, age 75, died Sunday, August 4, 2019, at his home in Gettysburg, PA, in the company of his wife and daughter.


Born March 10, 1944, in Rutland, VT. He was the son of the late Charles Chester and Helen Marion (Munger) Herzog. He was the husband of Mary Alice (Grant) Herzog, to whom he was married for 52 years.


Rev. Dr. Herzog earned his A.B. degree from Harvard College in 1966, Master of Divinity from American Baptist Seminary of the West (ABSW) in 1969 and went on to earn his Ph.D. in Philosophy and Religion at Claremont University in California. Bill started his teaching as a professor of the New Testament at ABSW in Covina, CA and later at Berkeley, CA. He continued his teaching at Central Baptist Seminary in Kansas City, KS, Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School in Rochester, NY and retired from Andover Newton Theological School in Newton Center, MA in 2012. Bill served as dean of faculty at Central Baptist and Andover Newton.


Rev. Dr. Herzog served as senior pastor or interim minister at several churches including; Loraine Avenue Baptist Church, in Oakland, CA, First Baptist Church of Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church in Oakland, CA, Penfield Baptist Church in Penfield, NY, First Baptist Church of Rochester in Brighton, NY and Christ Episcopal Church in Pittsford, NY. He was a dedicated speaker, teacher and author.


In addition to his wife, William is survived by his son; Daniel C.S. Herzog and his wife Elizabeth, of Williamsport, PA, his daughter; Catherine H.M. Vickery and her husband Raymond, of New Freedom, PA, and two grandsons; Cooper and Calvin Vickery. He was preceded in death by his two sisters; Elizabeth Wefer and Nancy Smith.


A funeral service will be held at 11 A.M, Friday, August 16, 2019, at Trinity United Church of Christ, 60 East High Street, Gettysburg, PA, with the Rev. Fred Young officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM, Thursday, August 15, 2019, at the Monahan Funeral Home, 125 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg, PA. The graveside committal service and burial will take place, on October 26, 2019, at 1 PM, in Mountain View Cemetery in Orwell, VT. Condolences may be shared online at


In lieu of flowers the family ask that memorial gifts, may be made, in his memory at; or


Local arrangements are under the direction of the Mallory Funeral Home in Fair Haven, VT.

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