Herbert Mathis



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Tuesday, December 26, 2006. Survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Pearl; son, William(Charleen)Mathis; daughters, Gail Dodd, Carol(Charles)Kalmbacher; 4 wonderful grandchildren, Kristi(William)Morshead, Kira Dodd, Kristin Mathis & Michael Mathis; 3 great-grandchildren, Phoebe, Jack & Ella Morshead; sisters-in-law, Ruby Sullivan & Jane Herring; several nieces,nephews and dear friends. Herb was a maintenance engineer with 41 years of service at Eastman Kodak. He was a avid gardener and craftsman. Herb served 5 years in World War II in the Army Surgical Division as a Surgical Technician; always loving life. Friends may call Friday 3-7PM at the Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Rd. His Graveside Service will be held Saturday, 10:30AM at Falls Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the John Knox Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 3232 Ridge Road West, Rochester, NY 14626 or Lifetime Care Hospice in his memory.


  1. Ken and Alma Mathis on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Dear Aunt Pearl, Carol, Gail, and Bill, Ken and I feel honored and priviledged to have known Uncle Herb and we are glad we had the opportunity to get to know you all, even though the circumstances could have been better. When we would call to give a report of Dad’s daily condition, Uncle Herb would often make us feel better by his observations, caring and humor. Two great guys left us too suddenly but we have our wonderful memories of them. Love to you all and keep in touch. Alma & Ken

  2. Terry Quetschenbach on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    My memories of Uncle Herb are many. Even though I have not seen him lately. I use to see his red truck driving around Greece as I was doing my running. I would run into him and Aunt Pearl at the CVS on Long Pond Road frequently. I think of the doll house that he made that was at the house. It was so beautiful and I always wanted to play with it. (But I didn’t dare touch it, it was too beautiful) I remember them coming out to Kendall to see us on numerous occassions. He was a wonderful man. I know he is up in heaven with my dad now and they are watching over us and making sure we are okay. Love, Terry (Herring) Quetschenbach

  3. Mary Colley on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    What Makes a Dad God took the strength of a mountain, The majesty of a tree, The warmth of a summer sun, The calm of a quiet sea, The generous soul of nature, The comforting arm of night, The wisdom of the ages, The power of the eagle’s flight, The joy of a morning in spring, The faith of a mustard seed, The patience of eternity, The depth of a family need, Then God combined these qualities, When there was nothing more to add, He knew His masterpiece was complete, And so, He called it … Dad We will miss you Herb! Rest in peace! Love, Mary Colley & Family

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