First Posted: 12/19/2007
Walter Herbert, 80, Jermyn, died Friday, Dec. 14, in his home. He was the widow of Shirley Demming Herbert, who died this past September. Born in Jermyn, he was the son of the late Walter and Katherine Chichura Herbert. He has been a resident of Scott Township all of his life. He was a draftsman for the former Weston Co. in Archbald for 35 years before retiring in 1992. He was a World War II Veteran serving with the Navy. He attended the Waverly Free Methodist Church of the Abingtons and he was a member of the local Masonic Lodge F. and A.M. He was a graduate of Scott High School and Johnson School of Technology with a degree in drafting. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother. He was a great source of strength, comfort and support to his family and was always willing to go out of his way to offer assistance. He loved working outdoors on his farm and had a great love for horses. No matter what the situation, he never lost his sense of humor and was always a true gentleman. Surviving are two daughters, Carol Stine, York and Kimberly Rosar, Scott Township; a sister, Katherine Dippel, Jermyn; two granddaughters, Jenelle Troxell and Holly Kapinus. A funeral was held Monday, Dec. 17 from the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home, 418 S. state St., Clarks Summit, with services by Rev. Carol Chisenhall, pastor of the Waverly Free Methodist Church of the Abingtons. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family in Stone Cemetery, Scott Township.