Carmelo Herrera, 71 of Lake City, died unexpectedly on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at UPMC Hamot.
He was born August 1, 1948 in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, a son of Antonia Colon.
As a young boy of seven years old, Carmelo arrived in the Bronx, New York from Puerto Rico. He also lived in Brooklyn where he was employed in a variety of businesses. Carmelo later settled in Erie in 1990 and has resided in Lake City and Girard areas since.
He had been employed most recently at Presque Isle State Park where he assisted in many capacities there.
He enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting, wrestling on TV, Target Practice with weapons, and loved the holidays, especially Thanksgiving with the family.
Carmelo was preceded in death by a sister, Carmen Julia Herrera Arocho and brothers, Freddie and Wilberto Herrera.
His wife, Polly (Rainey) Herrera survives; two sons, Stephen Herrera (Christine), Alex Herrera; his grandchildren, Stephen, Brady and Arianna Herrera, as well as a son Jacob Campanini; daughter Alexis Martin; grandchildren Elijah Eckonen, Frankie Martin, Hank Martin also many cousins and friends.
Services will be held privately by the family.
Memorials may be made to the Carmelo Herrera memorial fund C/O Edder Funeral Home Inc., 309 Main St. East, Girard, PA 16417
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Edder Funeral Home Inc., Girard
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