LABELLE - Herbert Allen Hollenbeck, 82, died peacefully on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 at Gulf Coast Hospital in Ft. Myers. Herbert was born on July 14, 1931 in Boston, Mass., the son of Frederick and Marion (Lucas) Hollenbeck. He graduated in 1950 from Stoneham High School and enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving during the Korean Conflict from 1950-1954, as a Firefighter and Electrical Technician. He also served in the VT Air National Guard as Chief of Medical Section HHB. He continued his education at the Lowell Academy, where he received his Associates Degree in Quality Control Engineering and Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering. He began working at IBM in 1965, retiring in 1993. Herb held his certification as an EMT and was trained by the American Red Cross as a training instructor. In Vermont he was Captain of the Milton rescue squad and the VP of Vermont Ambulance District #3, Constable for the town of Milton, and Boy Scout Troop Leader. He caught a passion for Locksmithing at IBM and continued that in his "retirement" in Florida starting his own locksmithing business. Herb was a devout member of the Masonic Order originally the Thomas Talbot Lodge in Billerica, Mass. and was a Grand Master of Lodge #379 in Labelle. Herb is survived by his wife, Bonnie Lee (Bailey) Hollenbeck of Labelle; and his children, Glen Hollenbeck of Milton, Vt., Karen Hollenbeck and her partner Kathleen Sutkowski of Grafton, Mass., Robert Hollenbeck and his wife Mary of Colchester, Vt. and their daughter Jessica, Carol Hollenbeck and her partner Carolynn O'Donnell of Colchester, Vt. Tracey Potter LaBarre and her husband Joseph of Pembroke, N.H.; and by his former wife, Barbara Cox-Niquette and her husband Paul of Georgia Shore, Vt. A Memorial Service will be held in the Spring at the convenience of the family. Online condolences may be made to www.minorfh.com
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Published in NewsZapFL on Feb. 13, 2014