Hertel, Robert "Bob" Henry

Former Teacher, Police Officer And Marine Had Illustrious Business Career

Thursday, November 8, 2012
Robert Hertel
Robert Hertel

Robert “Bob” Henry Hertel passed away on November 6, 2012 at home, surrounded by family and friends.  

Born in Paterson, N.J. on August 27, 1940, Bob was preceded in death by his parents Elizabeth and Joseph Hertel. 

Bob graduated from Seton Hall University, majoring in physical education. That would serve him well as an elementary school teacher, a police officer, and a United States Marine. The unexpected was his illustrious business career. Joining R. H. Macy Co., Inc. Executive Training Program in 1967, his early years included human resources and labor relations. Elected to the board of directors of the New York division in 1978, he then became executive vice president of Macy’s Atlanta, president and COO of Macy’s corporate buying division, president and CEO of M.C.O., and in 1991 was appointed senior vice president and director of operations of all operating divisions of R.H. Macy Co., Inc.

In 1997, Bob became president and CEO of the retail group for SKAB, a Saudi Arabian business conglomerate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.  After moving to Signal Mountain, Tn., in August 2000, Bob continued to work throughout the world until 2006. 

Surviving Bob are his wife, Mary McKenna Hertel, brothers, Rev. Joseph Hertel, O.F.M., of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Gerald Hertel, of Paterson, N.J. 

Of all his accomplishments, the one he was most proud of were his six daughters.  They always knew that no matter what the situation, he was standing there, good or bad, to be their biggest fan and ally. They are Laura Brooker, Summerville, S.C.; Dana (Mark) Hample, Wellington, Fla.; Cindy (Brian) Ball, Social Circle, Ga.; Alex Collier, Atlanta; Carrie and Samantha Hertel, Chattanooga. He is also survived by niece, Catherine Agnew, Chattanooga, and close family friend Semira (Anton) Hybl, Germantown, Md.; grandchildren, Ben, Andrew, Schuyler, Catie, Chandler and Jason. 

Bob’s wicked sense of humor and stories of family, friends, and travels will be greatly missed in all of our lives. May he rest in peace.

The family wishes to express their gratitude and appreciation to Hospice of Chattanooga for their guidance, love and care.

Visitation will be on Friday, Nov. 9,  at 1 p.m. at the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Chattanooga. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 2 p.m. Interment will follow at Hamilton Memorial Gardens.  

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Anthony’s Guild, The Franciscans, 135 W. 31st Street, New York, N.Y. 10001.        

Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, Tn.

Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaNorthChapel.com.


Hasselle, Donna F.

Donna F. Hasselle, 60, of Harrison, died on Monday, May 29, 2017. She was preceded in death by her father, Henry Clay Hamby. Survivors include her mother, Evelyn Hamby; sons, Jake Nye, Ben Nye, Andy Nye, and Rob Hasselle; brother, Clay Hamby and four grandchildren. A celebration of Donna’s life will be held on  Wednesday, May 31,  from 5-7 p.m. at the Harrison ... (click for more)

Hendricks, Anna

Little Anna Hendricks went home to be with Jesus, May 27, 2017. Anna is the daughter of Jason and Sarah Hendricks of Fort Oglethorpe. Burial will be in Calvary Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral Homes, Fort Oglethorpe Chapel. (click for more)

Powell, Joyce Alene (Whitwell)

Joyce Alene Powell, 56, of Whitwell, passed away on Saturday, May 27, 2017.   She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Tony and Helen Hill; several aunts.  She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Anthony Powell; mother, Sadie Henry; two children, Misty (Toby) Grayson, Phillip Powell all of Whitwell; sisters, Tammy (Joey) Avans of Trenton, Tina (Ricky) ... (click for more)

Huebner, Barbara R. (Dalton)

Barbara R. Huebner, 84, of Dalton and formerly of Carrollton, OH passed away on Thursday, May 25, 2017 in Ooltewah, Tn. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Archie L. Huebner; parents, Thomas Bragg and Ronalda Saltz as well as a brother, Richard Bragg.She was a member of Salem Baptist Church in Dalton. She is survived by her son Galen (Jackie) Huebner of McDonald, ... (click for more)

Special Equipment Used To Pinpoint Fire Inside WRCB TV Transmitter On Walden's Ridge

Special equipment was used to locate a fire inside a WRCB TV transmitter on Walden's Ridge on Tuesday morning. At 6 a.m ,, an automatic fire alarm notified the 911 Center of a possible fire at 2306 Fairmount Pike. Walden's Ridge Emergency Services responded and arrived on the scene reporting no visible signs of smoke or fire showing at this address. WRES Fire Chief ... (click for more)

Fire Destroys Commercial Building On Dodson Avenue

Chattanooga firefighters responded to a commercial fire shortly after 1 a.m. Monday.   Captain Wadie Suttles with Engine 4 said heavy smoke and flames were visible when the first of four fire companies arrived on the scene at 3019 Dodson Ave. As firefighters forced their way inside to began an interior attack, Captain Suttles called for a second alarm response to bring ... (click for more)