With profound sadness, the family announces the passing of Clay Hertz, a loving and devoted father and friend to all.
He left us peacefully in his sleep at his home in Clayton on May 21.
For 30 years, Clay served the town of Clayton as the local UPS driver – creating lifelong friendships with many residents. Excited to stop in with a smile on his face, he enjoyed daily conversations with customers and brightened their days as he went.
Clay lived selflessly, with genuine care for others, and was always willing to lend a helping hand.
He loved the outdoors, spending much of his time in the mountains of Grizzly Flats, restoring classic cars and finding the adventure in everyday life. Most of all, Clay loved his family and lived each day as a proud father to his children, Clayton and Marie.
Clay instilled in others the values of hard work and kindness. He will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts.
The family feels at peace now that he is with his beloved mother Virginia and father Ray.
Flowers can be sent to Oakmont Memorial Park in Lafayette, where his family will be holding a private service on Friday June 5