Herbert Schiff Obituary

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Herbert G Schiff Jr.

February 26, 1920 - August 30, 2014
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Herbert G. Schiff, Jr. Feb. 26, 1920 - Aug. 30, 2014 Herbert G. Schiff, Jr., 94, passed away peacefully at The Glenridge on Palmer Ranch in Sarasota, FL on August 30. He is survived by Ursula, his loving wife of 64 years, his two sons David (Tiphanie) and Robert (Carol), and five grandchildren Michael, Sarah, Jessica, Benjamin, and Gregory. Herbert was raised in Atlanta and Mobile. He served his country from 1941-'54 as captain in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. During his years of active duty from 1941-'46 Herbert helped lead the construction of a vital airstrip on Ascension Island. Herbert graduated from Auburn University...
Herbert G. Schiff, Jr.
Feb. 26, 1920 - Aug. 30, 2014

Herbert G. Schiff, Jr., 94, passed away peacefully at The Glenridge on Palmer Ranch in Sarasota, FL on August 30. He is survived by Ursula, his loving wife of 64 years, his two sons David (Tiphanie) and Robert (Carol), and five grandchildren Michael, Sarah, Jessica, Benjamin, and Gregory.

Herbert was raised in Atlanta and Mobile. He served his country from 1941-'54 as captain in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. During his years of active duty from 1941-'46 Herbert helped lead the construction of a vital airstrip on Ascension Island. Herbert graduated from Auburn University with degrees in electrical and mechanical engineering. He worked for 38 years at General Electric in the Gas Turbine Engineering Division in Schenectady, NY and Lynn, MA.
Herbert was a kind, humble and intelligent Southern gentleman. He enjoyed active leadership roles at his temple and was president of various organizations.

A graveside service will be held at the Sarasota National Cemetery on Thursday, September 18 at 9:30 am followed by a reception at The Glenridge at 11:00 am.

Donations in Herbert's memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

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