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Fay Alberto (Beto) Herrero

Sep 17, 2020

Fay A. Herrero, 91, passed away on Sept 12, 2020, in his home on Sanibel surrounded by his family. He had a fabulous life, was greatly loved, and will be missed deeply by all his family and friends.

Born April 25, 1929 in Mercedes Corrientes, a small rural town in northeast Argentina, to Fay O. Herrero and America Usandizaga. After earning his Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Engineering from Universidad de la Plata, Argentina, he pursued his dream of coming to the U.S. and earned his PhD from Texas A&M University in 1959.

Fay was hired by Dow Chemical and enjoyed a long career as an agricultural engineer for Dow Latin America, with assignments in Argentina, Miami, Costa Rica, Mexico City, and Venezuela. He retired in 1992 from Dow in Caracas, Venezuela, where he served as General Manager for 11 years, and moved to Sanibel, with his wife Maria Mercedes, while also enjoying their summer log cabin in eastern Tennessee.

Fay is preceded in death by his beloved wife Maria Mercedes and his son Alberto. Fay is survived by 4 children and their spouses, Fay O. Herrero (Julie) of Tampa, FL, Mercedes O’Brien (Bill) of Raleigh, N.C., Marcelo Herrero of Sanibel, FL, Claudio Herrero (Laura) of Ft. Myers, FL, 8 grandchildren, William, Gabriela, Sofia, Colin, Fay Nicolas, Alejandra, Morgan, McKenna, his sister Estela in Argentina and his nieces and nephews in Argentina and Spain.

Our family extends its gratitude to F.I.S.H. of Sanibel for all their help providing him meals 3 times per week.