Richard A. “Rick” Herbert, 66, of Ren Lee Ave. Ellwood City died on Saturday, November 10, 2012 from an apparent heart attack while archery hunting in the Kittaning Area of Armstrong County.
Born December 18, 1945 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late Stephen Herbert who passed away on May 15, 1990 and Elizabeth Bender Herbert who passed away on November 14, 1987.
Rick retired from Nalco in 2003 following 30 years of service. He also owned Rick’s Seal Master Driveway Coating Co for a number of years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also liked to boat and snow ski and was a member of the Beaver Valley Ski Club for several years. Rick was a member of the Hungarian Home, Castlewood Rod and Gun Club, and the NRA.
He is survived by a brother and sister in law, Gerald and Donna Herbert of Ellwood City, and his hunting and fishing buddy, Bob McQuiston of Chewton.
Friends will be received on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.
Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 11:00 am.
Interment will follow in the Slippery Rock Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the NRA.
Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.
Ricky was one of a kind. He wasn’t having a good time unless everyone else was. He was more concerned with how his friends were than with himself. It sure will be different without you this summer, but I know you’ll always be with us (keeping us partying). I love you and will dearly miss you. Please rest in peace. You will not be forgotten.
love you Johnny&Heather Rullo
Ricky was a great dancer and a wonderful person. He loved to have a good time and always made sure everyone else was having a good time as well. He will be deeply missed by all those that loved him. We will never forget you.
Herbie was a one of a kind genuine friend. He had a warm heart and open arms to anyone that wanted to enjoy a cold beer with him. He helped people to enjoy life and have fun while doing it. We shared so many laughs over the years that I will never forget. You will always live in our hearts Herbie. We will always love you and never forget you. He told me once about dying… “Don’t be sad, why does dying have to be sad.” But, it is truly sad to lose a great person like Herbie. You will always be missed.
Goodbyes are not forever.
Goodbyes are not the end.
They simply mean I’ll miss you
Until we meet again!
Uncle Rick you will be so sadly missed we enjoyed your company always and especially spending christmas with us it just won’t be the same without you!!!!
Gerry & Donna you are in our thoughts and prayers. Brian Shaffer & Jackie Myers
Ricky was a great guy with a huge heart. Over the past 5 years he had become a very dear friend. He was the best dancer and always loved to have a good time. He put his friends & family first before himself. He did whatever he could to help in your time of need. I will never forget that laugh and that smile. He taught me to enjoy life and take nothing for granted. The river will not be the same without you, but we know you will be looking down on us. I will cherish the memories always. We love you.
Ricky was a wonderful person always caring and giving. When our daughter Kyleigh was young he would do so much for her and she couldn’t wait every time at Aunt Cheryl’s and Uncle Bob’s to see him.He was definitely one of a kind and will be deeply missed by all who knew him and spent time with him. He will never be forgotten, God Bless Uncle Bob and Aunt Cheryl in their time of need and all of the Herbert Family with our deepest sympathy .
Danny and Maria Haynes and family
Ricky has been a dear friend for over 25 years, he was a one of a kind. We will miss his big smile and laugh. We will keep him always in our hearts and memories until we see him again.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
We had the pleasure of skiing, when we were able to keep up, with Herbie on several Good Times Ski Club Wednesday trips. He was a great skier and wonderful conversationalist, and, as others have stated before, he always made sure his ski partners were also having fun. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
To the Herbert Family – Words seem inadequate to express the sadness I feel about Rick’s death. May friends comfort you, faith uphold you and loving memories heal your heart. With heartfelt sympathy.
Thank you for being a compassionate person. You welcomed my brother and I into your life as kids, and as we have grown, you have opened your heart to our families and friends. In addition to your kindness, you were always a great time… Filled with laughter and the best dance moves Mosgrove has ever seen. You will be greatly missed & will forever be in our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with Herbie’s family and friends during this difficult time.
Rick was one of the most joyful, fun-loving, helpful people we knew. We will always remember the great times we had working together at Calgon/Nalco, snow skiing, water skiing, and him dancing with my wife at our wedding. He brightened the lives of many of our friends by always being present as a friend. You will be sadly missed by all of us! We trust that our Lord and Savior is keeping you until we meet again!
To Jerry and family Rick was a great guy. Our thoughts & Prayers go out to you!
Jerry and family, So sorry to hear of Rick’s passing. I remember all the great times we had at the river. Seems like a life time ago. Prayers and love sent your way.
Jerry and Donna, So very sorry to hear of Rick’s passing. The Allegheny River has entwined so many lives through the years. May he rest in peace – great hunting, fast boats and a large party cove! With deepest sympathy, Debbie
The river will never be the same..he was always the life of the party