FORT LAUDERDALE – The industry mourned the passing of Frank Herhold, former executive director of the Marine Industry Association of South Florida (MIASF), who died Saturday at his home. He held the MIASF position for 20 years and previously owned Anchorage Yacht Basin in Melbourne, Fla. Mr. Herhold was named Citizen of the Year by the city of Ft. Lauderdale in 2007 and was commodore of the city’s 2010 Winterfest Boat Parade. He held a degree in government and math from Monmouth College.
“Frank was the consummate gentleman. He was always pleasant, upbeat and cheerful. Frank was a ‘can do’ guy! He was a strong leader of MIASF and very effective at bringing people together to work collectively on challenges facing his membership and our industry. The fact that his involvement in the Ft. Lauderdale community went well beyond his responsibilities with MIASF is a testament to the kind of person he was — caring, committed and giving. Frank touched and improved the lives of many people and his loss is deeply felt by all,” said NMMA President Thom Dammrich.
Memorial services will be on Friday, Dec. 11 at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 901 NE 2nd St., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301.