Kathryn, you have my sympathy in the loss of Herb. I remember your wedding well and your beautiful gown. We saw each other often at family get togethers. I know from experience that you will have to get used to a new "normal". May God hold you in His hands. Luv Babs
I had great admiration for Herb's leadership while he worked in the Southern District/Region.
Unlike Ed Huntley,I was not interviewed by Herb, but met him 2 days after starting to work for the state in the early 60's. I was instantly struck by his respect and friendliness towards a new employee who was 'far down the line". As our relationship continued until he left DWR I was always struck by his professionalism and camaraderie with fellow employees. He not only leaves his imprint on the State Water Project, but upon many lives with whom he came in contact. My sympathy to his family,
Mrs. Greydanus and family
Herb and I worked together for more than 15 years while he was with DWR and I was with the Soil Conservation Service.
He was always a pleasant and very well prepared professional engineer when we worked on more than a dozen task forces, work groups and committees.
Although we have not been together for nearly 20 years, I still remember that he was only one of a very few persons that was cheerful and well prepared when we traveled together. We will certainly all miss him.
You and your family have my sincere condolences for Herb's passing.
May God Bless your family.
As a consultant for environmental firms, I teamed and worked with Herb on numerous projects since 1985 and still remember the first time I met him at a YCWA project meeting. Herb was a trusted mentor and inspiration. He was an engineer's engineer, and knew how to get projects built. He was always determined to do things right and not let hurdles slow up project success. Although he was a strong project proponent, and I worked on environmental compliance issues, we always worked well together because of our common need to get projects implemented. His intelligence, problem-solving skills, friendly demeanor, humor, and laugh are characteristics I will never forget Herb. He was clearly one of the best in the water business for nearly 50 years. His achievements in water development will always be remembered. He talked often about his wife and kids, and was a very special individual. Herb was a one-of-a-kind colleague. I will greatly miss him. My deepest sympathies go out to all his family, especially to his wife and children. Herb made the world a better place, and through what he taught his family, friends, and colleagues, his legacy will live on.
Herb and Langdon Owen interviewed and hired me at Water Resouces in 1958. I stayed there for 41 years, and was lucky to be associated with Herb all those years and even into retirement. He truly will be missed by me and the entire water community.