SCHUYLKILL HAVEN — Clayton J. Herb, 98, of Schuylkill Haven, and formerly of Pitman, Hegins and Cressona, passed away Thursday, May 1, 2014, at his daughter-in-law's home.
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Clayton was born in Klingerstown, June 1, 1915, a son of the late Lloyd S. Sr., and Mabel (Clark) Herb.
He attended school in the Pitman area and worked as a farmer and carpenter before retiring in 1980. He was also an insurance agent for Woodmen of the World.
He was a member of Faith Worship Center of Orwigsburg, and Church of the Nazarene of Schuylkill Haven.
Clayton was also a member of the Woodmen of the World Camp 433 of Pitman, where he was a former trustee and served as lodge field man for many years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and enjoyed visiting all 50 states and many places outside of the states. He enjoyed playing pinochle and family was very important to him.
On June 29, 1933, he married L. Beatrice (Snyder) Herb who survives. They were married 80 years. In January 2013, they were honored as the longest married couple in Pennsylvania, and also received a special recognition from the U.S. House of Representatives.
Clayton is survived by a son, Gary A. Herb and his wife, Deborah, of Pottsville; a daughter-in-law, Linda Herb, with whom he resided; two granddaughters, Lisa Jones and her husband, David, and Ashley Ringquest and her husband, Jason; four great-grandsons, Bradley and Benjamin Jones and Matthew and James Ringquest; a great-great-grandson, Hunter Jones, and a brother, Wayne Herb.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Ruby, and twin infant boys; two sisters, Grace Falck and Helen Fertig, and a brother, Lloyd Herb Jr.
HERB — Clayton J. Herb, 98, of Schuylkill Haven. A viewing will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Faith Worship Center, Orwigsburg, with the funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Doug Cresswell and the Rev. Robert Berry officiating. Private interment will be in St. Paul's E.C. Cemetery Pitman. The Stephen R. Rothermel Funeral Home, Klingerstown, has charge of the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Worship Center, P.O. Box 323 Orwigsburg 17961, or to Schuylkill Haven Church of The Nazarene, 220 W. Main St., Schuylkill Haven 17972. To sign the online guest book, go to www.srrfh.com.
Published in The News Item on May 3, 2014