John Herbert

Age: 86
Born: September 08, 1930
Died: March 27, 2017

Obituary

John David Herbert, 86, died at his home in Cincinnati, Ohio on March 27, 2017.  Family and friends will gather to celebrate his life on Monday, April 3 at Wyoming Baptist Church. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in St. Bernard, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, gifts to Wyoming Baptist Church or Culver Military Academy are welcome.

John Herbert was born on September 8, 1930 in Columbus, Ohio. He was the son of former Ohio governor, Thomas J. Herbert and Jeanette Helen (Judson) Herbert. John graduated with honors from Culver Military Academy before attending Princeton University.  After graduation, John enlisted in the U.S. Army, and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service in the Korean War. Upon his return from Korea, John entered the University of Michigan Law School, where he earned his Juris Doctorate.  John worked as an assistant in the Ohio Attorney General’s office until he was elected to serve as Ohio’s State Treasurer from 1963 to 1971. Following his retirement from public service, John worked as legal counsel for the Ace Doran Hauling and Rigging Company in Cincinnati.  John and his wife, Eunice, both music lovers, have been active members of The Village Voices and the Wyoming Baptist Church choir.

John and Eunice were married on November 23, 1990 at Wyoming Baptist Church. A reception was held at their home in Springfield. They vacationing at the condo in Cozumel and in Florida with their friends from the Voices. They began flying kites at the beaches and became quite expert at it and also enjoyed snorkeling in the beautiful waters at Cozumel. At home they enjoyed short weekend trips on their motor scooters. John also became active again at Culver where he served on the Legion Board and helped to plan their alumni reunions.

They both stayed active with the Village Voices, John as tenor and Eunice as accompanist, until the group disbanded after Christmas in 2012. The group had entertained at many places for 54 years.

John was preceded in death by both of his parents, his brother Daniel Judson Herbert, his sister Metta Herbert Stevers Lewis, and his former wife, Joan Hoiles Herbert Voorhees.  John is survived by his wife, Eunice Scherer Hagen Herbert, and her children Melissa Hagen and Thom Hagen.  John is also survived by his sister, Rosemary H. Tolliver, and his children, John David Herbert Jr., Kathleen Granger, Martha Owen, Megan Hayden, Susan Bruner; 16 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 4 nieces and 2 nephews.

Spring Grove Main, Cincinnati, OH has been entrusted with arrangements.

Visitation

Location:
Date: Monday, April 03, 2017
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Additional Info: Wyoming Baptist Church, 170 Burns Ave Cincinnati, Ohio 45215

Memorial Service

Location:
Date: Monday, April 03, 2017
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Additional Info: Wyoming Baptist Church, 170 Burns Ave Cincinnati, Ohio 45215

Interment

Location: St. Mary's Cemetery
Date: Monday, April 03, 2017
Time: 12:00 noon
Additional Info: Cemetery located at 701 East Ross Ave Cincinnati, Ohio

John Herbert

Age: 86
Born: September 08, 1930
Died: March 27, 2017
  • Owynn Morrow
    Relationship: Great-Nephew

    My earliest memory with Uncle John was watching a Michigan-Kentucky basketball game when I was 9 years old. It was rowdy, and energetic-and it was family coming together. That's what I will always remember most about Uncle John-his beaming smile at the sight of family together. He could have the most interesting story in the room, but he'd be just as content to sit and listen to those around him. He will be dearly missed.

John  Herbert

John Herbert

Age: 86
Born: September 08, 1930
Died: March 27, 2017