Herb received a B.S. in marine engineering from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, King Point, in 1950, He served as a U.S. Navy Reservist from June 1946 to 1988 and was discharged as a Lieutenant J.G. Herb was a construction engineering coordinator with the TRIDENT Steam and Electric Plant-TRIDENT Nuclear Project. He was also the shift superintendent for the Triton construction program through the delivery. He worked for General Dynamics, Electric Boat Division in Groton, Connecticut, for 37 years. He was also a Knight of Knights of Columbus since 2012.
In 1950, Herb married Joan A. Hutchinson at the U. S. Merchant Marine Academy. They settled in Connecticut, where they remained for 51 years. Herb and Joan moved to Moab, Utah, in 2005 to be closer to their only son, Christopher. Their final years were spent in Sierra Vista, Arizona.
Chris and Joan preceded Herb in death.
Herb and Joan shared his love of music and dance. Together they traveled and performed their music and dance at festivals and folk venues in New England and Canada, and were well known for their skills and engaging presence on and off the stage.
He was loved and will be missed by family and friends.
He is survived by his brother, William Nickel; daughter-in-law, Linda Whitham of Moab Utah; and sister-in-law, Phyllis A. Bevington; as well as many nieces and nephews.
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