James Douglas “Doug” Hert

James Douglas “Doug” Hert of Scandia, died on Thursday, Jan. 14, at The St. Vincent Hospital in Erie, P.A., following a lengthy battle with CO-VID-19.

Doug was born June 16, 1961 in Miami, F.L., the son of the late Charles E. Hert, and Nedra Mathis Hert, who survives. Doug graduated from high school in Walkersville, M.D., and soon after his family be-came residents of Scandia. Living on the hill was per-fect for Doug because he was an avid outdoorsman and really enjoyed the hunt-ing and fishing in the sur-rounding area. Doug was a self-employed contractor, and most recently was a certified ASHI Home In-spector.

Doug formed Elk Town Archers and was instru-mental in bringing the Cabela’s Archery and Wal-leye Tournaments to War-ren from 1996-2000. He also formed the Team Scandia/Hoover Oil Field Supply Soap Box Derby Team. The team partici-pated in the Jamestown Soap Box Derby, many ral-ly races in the area, and several members partici-pated in the All American Soap Box Derby World Championship held annu-ally in Akron, O.H.

In addition to his mother Nedra, he is survived by his wife, Karen L. Curnow Hert, whom he married Oct. 29, 1988; two sons, Bradley Hert, who serves in the US Navy stationed in Norfolk, V.A. and attached to the USS Harry S.Truman; Marcus Hert, his fiance Chelsea, and son Ri-ley of Jamestown, N.Y.; a sister, Terri Ludwig and husband Dave, Warren, P.A.; and several nieces and nephews.

Doug was preceded in death by his father Charles “Chuck” Hert in 2001, and his brother Randy Hert in 2020.

Friends will be received at the Peterson-Blick Fun-eral Home, Inc., 1003 Pen-na. Ave East, Warren, on Wednesday, Jan. 20, from 3-5 pm. A funeral service will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, dona-tions can be made to the Scandia Volunteer Fire Department.

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