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Fred Herner

Fred Herner

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University mourns loss of IT employee Fred Herner


The Ohio University community mourns the loss of employee Frederick A. Herner, 49, who died on Friday, July 26.

"I was saddened to learn of Fred's passing," said Duane Starkey, Ohio University Assistant Chief Information Officer. "On behalf of the university, I extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends. Fred made a lasting impression on the Office of Information Technology and on the university departments we support. He will be sorely missed."

Herner joined OIT on June 18, 2012 as a business intelligence analyst.

"Over the past year Fred was in a very public facing position," said Jason Winchell, Herner's supervisor with OIT. "He always had a warm smile on his face and a joke on hand, setting everyone at ease from the moment he walked in the room. It seems as if he knew just about everyone in every office we supported."

According to Winchell, Herner sought out opportunities to engage with the community, including helping with fall move-in, volunteering as a Green Jacket during Halloween, and playing in the employee golf league.

Herner is survived by his parents and two sons.

University employees in need of support can contact the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through University Human Resources.