Edward F. Herba Jr.

Mr. Herba Jr.

Edward F. Herba Jr., 74, of Gloversville, passed away on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at his home.

Born on February 21, 1943, in Amsterdam, he was a son of the late Edward F. and Josephine Jablonski Herba. A lifelong resident of the area, Ed attended local school, graduating from Perth High School; he also attended an apprentice program through G.E. Together Ed and his wife, Susan, owned and operated Herba Sand & Gravel, a business they started in 1969.

Ed was an avid outdoors man; he loved to fish, hunt and travel; especially to one of his favorite spots, the Adirondacks. He was a New York State Big Buck Club measurer and a member of the Owl Pond Club. Ed exemplified the true entrepreneurial spirit by using his inventive and engineering skills and talents to single handily build his rock crushing, washing and screening plant from parts acquired from all corners of the United States. In addition he came up with many innovative ideas for specialty concrete forms, and helped in accounting and bookkeeping for Guardian Concrete Products. Ed will be best remembered in the business world by his customers for his honesty and integrity. Ed was an animal lover, who especially loved his dog, Rosie and cat, Bart. In his own quiet way he enjoyed spending time with his boys and his grandchildren who mean the world to him.

Survivors include his wife, Susan Steyaert Herba; sons, Chip Herba (Angela), Chris Herba (Kate) and Matthew Herba (Zuleida); brother, Joseph Herba (Mary); grandchildren, Carlie Ann, Ava Rose, Lillian, Zeke and Leona. Several nieces, nephews and cousin also survive. Besides his parents, Ed was predeceased by his sister, Elizabeth Voss.

A memorial service for Ed will be held on Sunday, March 12, 2017, at 4 p.m. at Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam. Calling hours will be held two hours prior starting at 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations in Ed’s name can be made to The Patriot Guard Riders of New York, P.O. Box 12445, Rochester, NY, 14612 or online at www.pgrny.org or to the James A. Brennan Memorial Humane Society, 437 Nine Mile Tree Road, Gloversville, NY, 12078. Online condolences can be made at www.brbsfuneral.com.

By Chad Fleck

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