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Douglas B. Herbert

Posted By DeJohn Funeral Homes On May 21, 2020 @ 10:39 am In Chesterland,Obituaries | 27 Comments

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DOUGLAS B. HERBERT age 74, beloved husband for 52 years of Teresa (nee DeJohn); loving father of Christine Fried (husband Jonathan), Cheryl Young and Scott Herbert (wife Jennifer); devoted grandfather of Allison Fried, Maria Young, Matthew Fried, Anna and Benjamin Young, Jackson Herbert, Addison Young, Logan and Lilliana Herbert; cherished son of the late LeRoy and Caroline (nee Larsen); dearest brother of Bonnie Mentro; dear uncle and great-uncle of many. A special thanks to Amy Siebert who regularly brought her “Uncle” Doug a sweet treat; to Kim, his very special and devoted caregiver for more than two years and most recently, his part-time caregiver Sherry.

Doug was born on November 25,1945, in Cleveland, Ohio and passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on May 18, 2020. Doug was a resident of Sagamore Hills for the past 20+ years, previously residing in Euclid, Ohio and grew up in Cleveland. He graduated from South High School in 1964, received an associate degree from Tri-C and attended Cleveland State University. Doug was a sales manager for JC Newman Cigar Company of Tampa where he covered nine states and part of Canada. He was recognized as the top salesman in the country for many years. He won many awards and trips for his sales and was a “legend” in the cigar industry. Because of his success in cigar sales, the company’s sales reps, to this day, are asked, “Did you ‘Doug Herbert’ this order?” Doug was an avid reader of his Bible and historical events. He loved sports and was a huge Cleveland Indians fan. His world revolved around his nine grandchildren who lovingly referred to him as Poppy. He found great joy in attending their sporting events, concerts, plays, and recitals. Doug had a tremendous sweet tooth, but his favorites were his daughter Cheryl’s banana cream pie and snickerdoodles. Doug had a great appreciation for art and music. He also loved the beauty of nature, especially animals and his flowers. Doug expressed his love to others through his generosity and unconditional giving. He will be remembered as a generous, spiritual man with a deep faith in God. He was very social, funny, witty and always had a great joke to tell. He was devoted to his family and his faith. Doug will be missed by all who knew and loved him. In the words of Doug, “THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING.”

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Doug to:

Hospice of the Western Reserve P.O. Box 72101 Cleveland, OH 44192 https://donate.hospicewr.org/give/209048/#!/donation/checkout [1]

The City Mission 5310 Carnegie Ave Cleveland, OH 44103 https://www.thecitymission.org/givehope/ [2]

Cremation by DeJohn Crematory. Celebration of Life Service Tuesday May 26, 2020 at 6PM at THE FUNERAL HOME , with live streaming of service available below. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Doug at THE DeJOHN FUNERAL HOME & CELEBRATIONS CENTER OF CHESTERLAND 12811 CHILLICOTHE ROAD (Rt. 306, just south of Mayfield Rd.)  TUESDAY 4-6 PM. (Masks are preferred but optional).

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Condolence from Jake Tinio on May 21st, 2020 12:56 pm

Please accept my sympathy for your loss. Doug was a true gentleman, and it was a privilege to have him as a patient for so many years. May he forever rest in peace.

Condolence from Aimee Cooks on May 21st, 2020 3:33 pm

Please accept my condolences. I had the pleasure of working with Doug for many many years. I’m not suppose to have favorites, but if I did, he’d be one for sure. May he rest in peace with a great cigar!

Condolence from Amanda Malloy on May 26th, 2020 7:22 pm

Sending love to all of you ~ being able to watch the service was so nice! You will be in our thoughts and prayers!!!! Love, Love, Love XOXOXO

Condolence from Bret Goodman on May 21st, 2020 4:55 pm

Doug was our second cigar rep here in Denver for J.C. Newman and Fuente. A great man with a big heart, a contagious smile and an even bigger sense of humor. He will be missed by everyone he touched. God Speed my friend!

Condolence from Sue Tomei on May 22nd, 2020 11:39 am

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Rest assured your Father is now pain free and with the angels in heaven.
May God’s peace be with you and your family

Condolence from Lisa Urankar on May 22nd, 2020 12:15 pm

The entire Herbert family is in my thoughts and prayers…Love and Hugs, Lisa

Condolence from Mark Roth on May 22nd, 2020 3:12 pm

I am very sorry for your loss. I only met Doug a few times, but I do remember his friendly demeanor and sense of humor.
Best Wishes to you and your family
Mark Roth

Condolence from Terry Herbert on June 16th, 2020 6:17 pm

Dr Roth,
Sincerely thanking you for your very kind and thoughtful condolence message for the loss of my husband, Doug.
I was so pleased to hear from you and think of you and the great years we worked together! Hope and pray all is well with you and your family.
Thank you, Terry

Condolence from Terri Ryan on May 22nd, 2020 4:49 pm

Condolences to Terri and family. Doug was not only a co-worker but a true friend and I have missed him and getting his emails to his wife, Terri, on occasion by accident. May he rest in peace <3

Condolence from Dave Witt, I.T. Manger JC Newman on May 22nd, 2020 4:52 pm

I miss the I.T. help desk calls with Doug. Still get a big smile remembering him. I am glad I knew him.

Condolence from Alan Goldfarb on May 22nd, 2020 6:03 pm

My deepest condolences to Terry and the entire Herbert family. Having worked with Doug for 20 years has been a great source of inspiration. I always looked forward to our National Sales meetings and RTDA conventions so Doug and I could spend many an evening talking about history and laughing our heads off at some silly jokes. Loved his sense of humor. Admired his ethics. Rest In Peace my dear friend.

Condolence from Dan Magras on May 23rd, 2020 9:42 am

Terry,I am so sorry for your loss .Sending
Hugs and deepest condolences to your Family . I had the honor of being on the sales team with Doug for 20 years and Doug was a True Mentor to me . Remembering him as a great jokester . He was a the ultimate competitor, when we would get our weekly updated summary of where we ranked in the company for the promotions,I would call him to first congratulate him at always being ranked No#1 and myself usually No#2, I would always joke with him , Doug you need a vacation, take a couple weeks off ,trying to catch up to him which always seem impossible but would bring a Roar of laughter From him .
Remembering his wonderful and Gentle soul.
R.I.P. Doug
We will never forget you !

Condolence from Kathy Perusek on May 23rd, 2020 10:11 am

Dear Christy, so sorry to see that your father has passed. While I didn’t know him, reading his beautiful obituary ,I can see some of why you are the warm, vivacious, beautiful person you are. My condolences to you and your family. Love,Kathy Perusek

Condolence from Wayne Doberstyn on May 23rd, 2020 2:13 pm

I grew up with Doug (Butchie) on Lansing Ave. We lived across the street from each other and we were best childhood friends. I think we played baseball everyday for the entire summer. Also went to South HS with him. My sincere sympathy to your entire family and my prayers are with you.

Condolence from Andrea Polomsky on May 23rd, 2020 6:50 pm

So very sorry to hear of your loss Cheryl. You and your family are in my prayers and thoughts.

Condolence from Bryan mentro on May 23rd, 2020 10:14 pm

Just heard of my uncles passing today. My condolences to my Aunt and my cousins. I will be praying for you guys

Condolence from Rita Bennett on May 24th, 2020 8:45 am

Another Waterside neighbor in heaven. Terry, I am and have been thinking of you; know that Doug will be missed.

Condolence from Dana and Bill on May 24th, 2020 11:16 am

With heartfelt condolences to his wonderful family. Wishing all who knew and loved him as much peace as possible during this difficult time.

Condolence from Lou and Linda Shenk on May 24th, 2020 11:28 pm

Although it’s been many years we remember the fun times we had with Doug and Terry. Our deepest sympathies to Terry and the Herbert family.

Condolence from Don DeCapot on May 25th, 2020 12:39 pm

I had the pleasure and honor to work with Doug since 1994, but I knew about this great salesman for many years before. I came to consider him my “brother “. Carol & I enjoyed our time with Doug &Terry in Bermuda,New Orleans, Ohio and Florida. One of our treasured moments was in November 2016, when 2 old guys texted until 4 AM on election night. I love you brother RIP

Condolence from Ralph Chojnicki on May 25th, 2020 7:54 pm

I met Butch in the late 1950’s. He was a very fine fellow and a very good friend. I always felt welcomed at his home on Lansing and Osage, by his parents and sister Bonnie. My deepest sympathy to the Herbert family.

Condolence from Danny Kolod on May 26th, 2020 11:54 am

Doug was the best cigar salesman I ever met. He was a true gentleman and a dear friend. My condolences to the entire Herbert family.

Condolence from Bob on May 26th, 2020 6:29 pm

I am so sorry Terry, Christy, Cheryl, Scott and family. I will miss Doug’s generosity, love, and conservative talk. It saddens me that Donald Trump has lost a vote :). I will keep you all of you in my prayers. We have lost another good one but he will remain in my heart forever.

Condolence from Doris Wolfe on May 26th, 2020 7:26 pm

Dear Terry, and family:
We will always remember the times we spent together with you, and Doug. You have always been in my thoughts, and prayers. Hope the Hydrangea we planted is doing well. Thanks for the memories. You will always be my friend.

Condolence from Missy Steed on May 26th, 2020 9:38 pm

Aunt Terry, Christy, Cheryl and Scott I’m sending you my heart felt condolences at this time. I watched the live service it was beautiful. If you need anything please feel free to reach out. 330-204-2525

Love, Missy

Condolence from Karen Vajda on May 27th, 2020 8:34 am

Terry, My DEEPEST SYMPATHY! I wish I could have been there yesterday. I did listen and laughed at the memories everyone shared. Of course I have my own…the black shaggy carpet and the story behind that! I remember Doug coming up to me at the Buffett party every year whispering to me…what did you make? Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. Love, Karen Vajda

Condolence from Alva G Assad on June 22nd, 2020 11:22 pm

My condolences to the Herbert Family, Doug was one of the best cigar salesman that called on us at The Anter Bros. Co.-Cleveland for over 40 years . Knowing Doug for many of those years he would be always smiling and professional at all times. I was deeply saddened hearing of his passing, may he rest in peace. The best to the family. Alva and Joyce Assad

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