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HERBERT VOLKER Herbert A. Volker, 84, of Lansdale, passed away August 16, 2012. He was the husband of Shirley M. (Huber) Volker with whom he would have celebrated 48 years of marriage in October of this year. Born July 28, 1928 in Lansdale, he was the son of the late Herbert S. and Ruth O. (Buckner) Volker. Herb graduated from the former Lansdale High School in 1946 and the former Pierce School of Business in 1948. He received his Certified Property and Casualty Underwriter certification in 1985. Herb worked as an insurance broker for Bean, Mason & Eyer, Insurance Brokers for 40 years, where he was partner for 22 years before his retirement in 1991. An avid volunteer, Herb and his wife were bird banders for the Fish and Wildlife Services for 43 years and members of the Eastern Bird Banding Association. Herb was a charter member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 10-6. He received his Amateur Radio license and was certified as a vessel examiner and communications specialist. Herb served as the Flotillas Vice Commander for one year and was their current Finance Officer. Until recently, he was also a volunteer with Meals on Wheels. Herb was an active member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lansdale were he volunteered in various capacities. A strong supporter of the arts, Herb was a Distinguished Member of Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity. In addition to his wife, Herb is survived by his children, Deborah R. Volker and her husband, John Swanson, of Burke, VA and Herbert B. Volker and his wife, Sarah, of Arnold, MD; his granddaughter, Mya Volker; and many cousins and friends who will miss him dearly. Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family from 9 to 10AM Tuesday Sept. 4, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1000 W. Main St. Lansdale, PA 19446, followed by the funeral service at 10AM. Interment will follow in Doylestown Cemetery, Doylestown. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Herb's name to Trinity Lutheran Church, address above. Arrangements are by the Huff & Lakjer Funeral Home, Lansdale.

Published in The Reporter from Aug. 22 to Aug. 29, 2012
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