Charles Emil Herbert, Jr., 74 of Medina entered into rest on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at the VA WNY Health Care System in Buffalo.
Born December 29, 1945 in San Francisco, CA, he was a son of the late Charles Emil Herbert, Sr. and Mary A. (Lyon) Herbert. The nurses at the hospital called him “Herbie” and it stuck. Up north we called him “Chuck” and that stuck too. He graduated from Page Senior High School in Greensboro NC in 1964. Chuck attended NC State University in Raleigh, NC where he studied architecture, played football and pledged SAE fraternity. He also attended Guilford College in Greensboro. He served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War from 1967-1970. Charles was stationed in Schwetzingen, Germany as an engineer and surveyor. He traveled extensively in Europe while he was in the Army.
Chuck worked early on as a salesman for Moen and later became co-owner of Territory Wholesale Supply in Medina, NY. He then owned Buffalo Plumbing Supply and finally worked for the Erb Company, now known as Buffalo Plumbing Supply, in Buffalo, NY. Chuck was an active member of the Lockport Country Club for many years. He was an excellent golfer, liked to fish, had a passion for football and enjoyed grilling/cooking. He was a southern gentleman with impeccable manners and kindness beyond measure.
Survivors include his three children, Jennifer L. Herbert of Brooklyn, Margaret A. (Herbert) Burns of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Charles K. Herbert of Medina; former spouse, Mary V. Herbert of Medina; three grandchildren Isabella Militello, Quinn and Emily Burns; a brother, William (Jeannie) Herbert; also several nieces and nephews.
*Chuck’s Mass of Christian Burial has been postponed until a later date to be announced. Given current health precautions, the family appreciates your understanding, thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Military honors will be accorded by members of the Butts-Clark Post #204, American Legion and Lincoln Post #1483, VFW. Interment will be held at a later date in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Greensboro, NC. Arrangements are in the care of Cooper Funeral Home, Medina.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the VA WNY Healthcare System- Vol. Services, 3495 Bailey Ave., Buffalo, NY 14215.