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Richard David Herbert "Herb"

March 27, 1943 — June 24, 2024

Titusville,Florida

The world mourns the loss of a truly remarkable man, Richard David Herbert, affectionately known as "Herb", who peacefully transitioned from this earthly life on Monday, June 24, 2024, in Titusville, Florida at the age of 81. Herb's earthly journey began on March 27, 1943, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Herb attended the Elizabeth Public School system graduating from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1960 and also attended the New Jersey State Police Academy prior to becoming a State Trooper in the State of New Jersey. His legacy will forever live on in those who knew and cherished him. Herb's life was one marked by dedication and service to his country. His career path was a testament to his unwavering commitment. In 1969 he embarked on a fulfilling journey as a State Trooper in New Jersey—a role he held with honor for 26 years. Rising through the ranks, Herb became a First Class Detective before retiring in 1994. Not one to rest on his laurels, he continued his passion for investigative work as a Private Detective until 1999. However, Herb's dedication extended beyond law enforcement. A proud Marine, he enlisted in 1961 and served his nation admirably for an impressive 32 years. Rising to the rank of Sergeant Major First Class in 1984, Herb's military career was highlighted by his involvement in Operation Desert Storm and his tour of duty during the Gulf Crisis in 1991. While Herb's professional achievements were numerous and commendable, it was his love for family that truly defined him. He adored spending quality time with loved ones—especially relishing trips to Atlantic City with his brother Greg and nephew Ryan. Whether dining out with family and friends or attending military events which filled him with immense pride for serving his country, Herb's gentle smile and bright personality always shone through. In reminiscence lie Herb's fond memories carried by those he held dear and those who held him close in return. Joining Herb on that final journey were his parents Reverend Elisha Herbert Sr. and Mrs. Susie Herbert along with siblings Mable Harris, Esther L. Herbert, Irene Baker, Alverta Herbert, and Elisha Herbert Jr.Herb leaves behind an abundance of cherished memories with his surviving family members: two daughters Chris Herbert of Manhattan, New York; Tracy C. Herbert of Durham, North Carolina; son Richard D. (Saleem) Herbert Jr. of Burlington, New Jersey; brother Gregory Herbert of Elizabeth, New Jersey; sisters Mary A. Ramos of San Diego, California, Susan Ann Herbert of East Orange, New Jersey; Paulette Y. Rouse of La Grange, North Carolina and Patricia Ann Mitchell (Harlester Mitchell) of Rahway, New Jersey; loving nieces Ronda S. Baker (Randel Battle), Yolonda R. Carter, Delia Burgess, Sonia Hunter, Sherry Herbert, Tanya Worley,(Gregory Worley), Sirena Samuels (Mark Samuels), Dasha Thomas (Darren Thomas), Sakina Johnson (Bill Johnson), Robin Valentine Ranita Green, Regina Herbert, Aisha Herbert, Lisa Herbert, and nephews Ryan O. Herbert (Tanya Herbert), William Herbert, Taba Herbert, Kyle Herbert (Donna Herbert), Rahshan Watt, Erwin Burgess, Clifford Burgess, Donald Herbert, Landon Wilson, Eric Smith, Troy Simpson, Anthony Parks, Dante Frieson, Marquis Frieson and Minister Elijah Frieson. His loving grandchildren: Aaron Herbert, Chris Nicole Herbert (Ashley), Marcelle David Lewis (Angela), and Samyiah Herbert, great-grandchildren: Tmiyah Herbert, Cierra Herbert, Yane Jennings, Cameron Blackburn, Jacob Herbert, Isabella Herbert, Renesmee Herbert, Kalel Herbert, Darick Hart, Kannin Straiter, Kai Herbert, Tanjiro Straiter, Marcel Lewis, Jr, Mason Lewis, and Milani Lewis. One great great great granddaughter Zamora Herbert; along with numerous cousins and friends who were touched by his kindness. In honoring this extraordinary life that now draws to a close, we remember Herb not only for his professional accomplishments, but also for the love he shared so generously with those around him. The memory of his laughter and warmth will forever be cherished by all who had the privilege of knowing him. While we mourn the loss of such a beloved soul, we take comfort in knowing that Herb's spirit will continue to inspire all those whose lives he touched profoundly. May he rest in eternal peace knowing that he leaves behind a legacy of honor, service, and love that will never be forgotten.

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