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REISS--Alvin "Skip" Herbert, was born in Brooklyn on June 15, 1930 and passed away on February 23rd, 2013. Skip was an author, lecturer, teacher, composer, and traveler as well as a loving husband, father and grandfather. Skip pioneered “Arts Management,” creating a new industry merging business and the arts, which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. Always curious, he travelled the four corners of the world with his wife, Ellen, often writing about his experiences for travel magazines. From the Philharmonic to the theatre to the Mets, Skip was a big fan of all that New York had to offer. In later years, he and his wife Ellen moved to a weekend home in Heritage Hills where he produced several of his shows, including Paul Bunyan, and wrote a weekly column for the Somers' Record. As a professor at Adelphi and Marymount, he felt that the arts should be a part of our everyday lives. Skip was recognized as one of the 10 'Beautiful Minds in America. Skip is survived by his wife, Ellen, his children Steven, Robert, and Michael, and his grandchildren, James, Josh, Ethan, Molly, and Zachary. Services will be held at Riverside Memorial Chapel located at 180 West 76th Street at 11am on Tuesday, February 26th.

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Published in The New York Times on Feb. 25, 2013
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