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Paul Littleton Herring

Paul Littleton Herring

Nov 19, 1921 - Mar 23, 2021

Paul Littleton Herring

Paul Littleton Herring

Nov 19, 1921 - Mar 23, 2021

Paul Littleton Herring - Obituary


aul Littleton Herring of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, died peacefully at the age of 99 on March 23, 2021 at Ginger Cove Retirement Community in Annapolis, Maryland. He was born in Washington, DC on November 19, 1921 to Dr. Paul Supplee Herring and Margaret Welsh Herring. He lived until the age of 3 with his parents and grandparents, Charles Henry Welsh and Fannie Barker Turner, in Hyattsville until his parents built a house on 42nd Avenue. He attended the local elementary school through 7th grade, then went on to Hyattsville High School, the Peddie School, and graduated from McKinley Tech in 1939. He enrolled at the University of Maryland in the fall of 1939. In the spring of 1942 he enlisted in the Army Air Corps already having received a pilot license at the College Park Airport. He trained as a B-17 pilot until September 1944 when he flew a new plane to England to join the bombing missions over Germany. He flew 8 missions until he was shot down by anti-aircraft fire over Gerolstein on Christmas Eve 1944. Lt. Herring was captured and taken prisoner on Christmas Day and spent most of his captivity in Germany and Poland until the Russians invaded and liberated him. He returned home in May of 1945 and enrolled at the University of Maryland in September. He graduated from Maryland in May of 1946 and married Aline Naisby Waller of Princess Anne, Maryland in September of that year. He then attended George Washington University Law School, graduating in 1949. Upon graduation from law school, they bought an historic house in the Town of Upper Marlboro where they raised their two children. Mr. Herring was a partner in the law firm of Lancaster, Bland, Eisele & Herring where he worked until January 1979 when he retired to enjoy his many hobbies. Mr. Herring was active in his community, an avid and very talented golfer, hunter, fisherman, crabber and builder. He always had a project to do for himself or a friend. He served as a town commissioner for the Town of Upper Marlboro. He was one of the founders of Queen Anne School and a member of the board of the Marlboro Swimming Pool for years. In his later years, his passion was fox hunting. He was a very active member and past Master of the Marlborough Hunt Club where he spent many hours clearing trails, working with fox hounds and fox hunting with his many friends. Mr. Herring was predeceased by two wives, Naisby Waller Herring and Mary “Mousie” Purdon Herring and is survived by his blessed friend Edith “Gibby” Edson. Mr. Herring was a devoted father to Paula Herring Sothoron (Richard) and Peter Naisby Herring (Josephine). He was blessed with six grandchildren, Benjamin Naisby Herring (Cara), Tilghman Rice Herring (Krysta), Sarah Bowie Herring, Naisby Wallop Camponeschi (Eric), Turner Harrison Sothoron (Elizabeth), Carling Naisby Sothoron and seven great-grandchildren, Katherine Naisby Herring, Emory Edward Herring, Charlotte Anne Herring, Harrison Cash Sothoron, Hadley Denison Sothoron, Bennett Wallop Herring, and Margaret Rea Herring. Mr. Herring will be remembered by his family and many friends as a true Southern Maryland gentleman of the highest integrity. A very small, private family service and burial will be held. The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, any memorial donations may be given to the Marlborough Hunt Preservation Foundation, 621 Traveller Court, Lothian, MD 20711. Online condolences may be offered using the Memory Wall tab above.

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