Gregory Vincent Hertz Sr., 58, died at 1:04 p.m. Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, IL. Born January 23, 1951 in Wood River, he was the son of the late Joseph Charles Hertz Sr. and Allie Arline (Allen) Hertz of Tallahassee, FL. He was a machinist and lathe operator and a member of the International Labor's Union. Surviving is a son, Gregory V. Hertz Jr. of Alton, two grandchildren; Gage Hertz of Alton, and Jordan Hertz of Alton, five brothers and sisters; Joseph Charles Hertz Jr. of Tallahassee, FL, Thomas Leroy Hertz of Tallahassee, FL, Mary Ann Swerdzewski of Tallahassee, FL, Robert John Hertz of Maryville, IL, and Celeste Marie Hertz of Alton, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Michael Girard Hertz. A private memorial service will be held at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Godfrey. Burial will be at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey. Memorials may be made to Catholic Charities. Gent Funeral Home in Alton is in charge of arrangements. Online guestbook and information may be found at www.gentfuneralhome.com.
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