Rachel Herbert
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Rachel Herbert

Monday, July 18th, 1927 - Tuesday, May 26th, 2020

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Rachel E. Herbert, 92, passed away early Tuesday morning May 26th at the Glendale Nursing Home after a long illness.

Born in Harkness, NY, Rachel was the daughter of the late Russell and Ethel (Baker) Barber and a graduate of Peru High School.

A homemaker, Rachel was a former clerk for New York State and for Barkers Department Store in Rotterdam, NY. She was a member of St John the Evangelist Church and a former Girl Scout and Cub Scout leader. Rachel loved the outdoors, her trips to the ocean and to Alaska and crafting but most of all she loved family gatherings and cherished her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Rachel was predeceased by her husband Roland D. Herbert Sr. in 1986 , her son, David James Herbert and her niece Cheryl Herbert.

Rachel is survived by her children, Roland D. Herbert Jr. of Cobleskill, Randal W. Herbert (Janet) of Rotterdam and Robin Lee Winkelman (Peter) of Rotterdam, her grandchildren, Carleah, Christopher, Jillian (Cody), Jenna (Cal) and Amanda (Steven), a great granddaughter, Melody , sister-in-law, Dorothy Herbert and her 2 nephews, William (Carolyn) and Robert Herbert.

Services will be held private for family due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Interment will be held in Schenectady Memorial Park, Rotterdam, NY at approximately 12 noon on Friday May 29, 2020.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made Guiding Eyes for the Blind, 611 Granite Springs Rd, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 in Rachel’s memory.

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  • Interment

    Schenectady Memorial Park
    Giffords Church Road
    Rotterdam , NY
    Interment to be held at approximately 12 noon
Private Service

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Sharon Wesley

Robin and Peter and family,
Just learned of your loss. Deep sympathy. What an admirable woman! May you feel her love and guidance. Will send a donation.
Comment | Posted at 07:33pm via Condolence


Robin, so sorry to just read the obituary of your Mother. 92 years old - - GOOD FOR HER (we can only hope) !!! Although you and I have known each other since Kindergarten (1963), your Mom was ALWAYS Mrs. Herbert to me. She was the bus chaperone on most all of our many Draper School "field trips" back in grade school and was always super kind and friendly to ALL of us rambunctious kids on those buses !!! She had a "heart of gold" and the apple did not fall far from the tree when it came to you - - a "sister" to me that was not related !!! So very SAD !!!
Comment | Posted at 12:10pm via Condolence

Robin Winkelman

Thank you Jerry for your kind word's during this difficult time.
Posted at 07:14am

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Robin Winkelman

Thank you
Posted at 07:15am


I have known Rachel since I was 4 years old. She was like a Aunt to me as I grew up across the street.
She was a lovely person and friend as I grew older. My love to all the families and she will be missed but never forgotten. My love and prayers
Sharon Purzycki
Comment | Posted at 09:53pm via Condolence

Robin Winkelman

Thank you for your kind words at this difficult time.
Posted at 07:16am

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