John C. Herbert

John C. Herbert, 73, of Bear Creek passed away Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at home.

Born in Bear Creek, he was a son of the late Robert W. and Catherine Early Herbert. He attended Bear Creek Oliver School and later earned his GED.

John had a very fulfilling life. He was most proud of owning and operating Herbert's Auto Services in Wilkes-Barre for more than 42 years. John was also a proud member of Lodge 61 F&AM, Wilkes-Barre; Caldwell Consistory, Bloomsburg; and the Irem Shrine, Dallas.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Duane Herbert, and brothers, Joseph, Edward and Robert Herbert.

He is survived by Betty Jane Winter Herbert; daughters, Cathie Thomas and husband, Paul, and Denise MacMillan and husband, Edward; son, John Herbert and his companion, Narin Kaewliam; daughter-in-law, Debbie Herbert; grandchildren, Chris, Ryan and Shane Herbert, Eliot Thomas, Samantha and Zeb Macmillan; a great-granddaughter, Lily; a brother, Francis; sisters, Cathy Jones, Betty Alice Herbert and Darlene Cirko and husband, Allen; sisters-in-law, Rose, Joan and Dolly Herbert; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

John will be sadly missed by all who knew him and especially by his loving family, whom he adored.

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.

A special thanks to the anonymous motorcycle enthusiasts who gave John a final toast from the years gone by at the Carriage Stop on Sunday. You kind gesture has touched our hearts more than you will ever know.

Memorial donations may be made to the Irem Shrine, 397 Country Club Road, Dallas, PA 18612.

Arrangements were entrusted to Daniel J. Hughes Funeral & Cremation Service, 617 Carey Ave., Wilkes-Barre.

Published in Citizens' Voice from Sept. 24 to Sept. 25, 2013