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John Lewis Herbert, Sr. "Squeaks"

October 17, 1935 — September 23, 2020

John Lewis Herbert, Sr., "Squeaks," 84, of Boonsboro, passed away Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at Meritus Medical Center.

Born on October 17, 1935, in Clear Spring, he was the son of the late Mary Catherine (Frush) and Earl William Herbert. In addition to his parents, he was proceeded in death by four brothers, William Herbert, Richard Herbert, Roland Herbert and Victor Herbert.

John was a graduate of Williamsport High School class of 1953.

John was a Korean War veteran and served in the U.S. Air Force.

John was a member of Rehobeth United Methodist Church in Williamsport. He spent many years coaching baseball at Hagerstown Colt League and Williamsport Legion. He was a fan of horse racing. He enjoyed playing golf and fishing and was an avid bowler. John was very competitive and many remember John as a great joke teller.

He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Shirley (Showe) Herbert,one daughter; Donna Saunders and husband Bruce of Boonsboro, Sons; John Herbert, Jr. and wife Debbie of Keedysville and Scott Herbert and wife Deidra of Pottsville, PA, Sisters; Betty Dodson, Joanne Schnebly, Laura Herbert and Linda Wallech, seven Grandchildren, 8 Great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and many friends.

All are encouraged to attend a graveside service on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Rest Haven Cemetery, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, with Pastor Garry Dawson officiating.

Friends will be received Monday, September 28 from 7-9 PM at Rest Haven Funeral Home, Hagerstown.

Memorial contributions can be made in John's name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 4600 Fairfax Dr. #900, Arlington, VA 22203 or at

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