2010-08-05 / Obituaries


Robert W. Herdman of Brewster, New York died Tuesday July 27, 2010 in Carmel, NY at the age of 78.

Mr. Herdman was born in Danbury, CT on June 26, 1932 son of the late Robert and Ruth (Adams) Herdman. He was an outstanding athlete who played football and baseball with Brewster High School and set records that have not been beaten to this day. After graduating from Brewster High School he enlisted in the Marine Corps. and served from 1952 to 1955. He served with Howe Company, 7th Marine Regiment in Korea. On May 4, 1963 he married Patricia Keane in St. Joseph’s Church in Danbury, CT. He was a Truck driver for Durkin Fuel Oil in Brewster, NY for 38 yrs. before retiring in 1992. He was a little league umpire for many yrs. in Brewster and coached girls softball teams for the Brewster Schools. Mr. Herdman was an avid Yankees fan and rarely missed a game. He was loved by all who knew him and will be greatly missed.

Mr. Herdman is survived by his wife Patricia , two daughters; Michele Zelin of FL, Alicia Herdman of NY, and a sister Catherine Farrell of SC.

A funeral service was held on Sat. July 31, at Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Ave., Brewster. Internment followed in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Danbury, CT.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

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