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Paul Scott Herrick 1937-2018

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Scott Herrick passed away on Nov. 7, 2018, surrounded by family, friends, and music at his home in Ajijic, Mexico, after suffering a stroke.

Born into a musical family in East Lansing, Michigan, Scott was one of six children. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Industrial Engineering. But his love for music was what determined his career. Shortly after graduating, Scott created a four-part harmony group called The Arbors with twin brothers Ed and Fred Farran, who were in the Friars (University of Michigan) with Scott, and Scott’s younger brother, Tom. For 40 years, they traveled the world entertaining audiences. The Arbors loved the music and the performance.

The Arbors also performed on the Ed Sullivan and Johnny Carson TV Shows as well as with Dinah Shore and Roger Williams. Columbia Records contracted with the Arbors and they produced seven albums together. Some of their top single hits were “Symphony for Susan,” “Graduation Day,” and “The Letter.” The Arbors also produced famous commercial jingles for General Mills (The Jolly Green Giant), McDonald’s, Schlitz Beer, Texaco, Kentucky Fried Chicken, and United Airlines. Scott loved singing the jingles to anyone who would listen.

Over the last six years, Scott enjoyed living wherever he could wear shorts and sandals, play tennis, watch sports and serve Moscow 

Mules. Depending on the weather, he resided in Red Lodge, Montana, Evanston, Illinois, or Ajijic, Mexico- co. His friends and family will sorely miss the twinkle in his eyes, his companionship and his lust for life.

Scott is survived by his first wife, Marcy Stine, two children from his marriage, Devon Herrick and Hana Herrick, his daughter-in-law and granddaughter, Emily and Lucy Herrick, his brother Tom Herrick and wife Phyllis, his partner Ani- ta Philipsborn and her children, Jon Philipsborn, Casey Hudson and Maggie Philips- born and three grandchildren, Michael and Claire Philipsborn and Codi Hud- son.

Scott will remain in our hearts forever.

A Memorial will be held for Scott on March 23 at Space, a music venue, in Evanston, Illinois.

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    Rock Creek Group meets Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8 a.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. at Calvary Church, 9 N Villard, Red Lodge.
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