Vail Daily obituary: Jonathan Herwig, 1961-2016

Jonathan Herwig passed away at home on Friday from complications of cancer.

Jon was born and raised in western Pennsylvania. He backpacked around the United States for a couple of years after college and loved the mountains of Colorado most. Jon eventually returned to Colorado and made it his home. He worked for Vail Resorts on Vail Mountain for 18 years.

He is survived by his wife, Teri; daughters Janessa Bierrie and Haley Soltau; granddaughter Miah Bierrie in Colorado; his mother, Nina; brother Jeff; sister, Suzanne Dipietriantonio, in Pennsylvania; and his brother Rick, in Georgia.

He was a loving husband, father and friend who loved music, laughter, fishing and golf.

A celebration of his life will be held at The Express Lift Coffee House in Vail Village, near the base of Gondola One on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m.

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