In Memory

Herbert (Herbie) Mayes

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02/14/10 08:36 PM #1    

Donna Harrison (Brooks)

Herbie was my cousin. He was a great guy with a wonderful sense of humor. He never met a stranger and always was a generous guy. He was a great husband, father and grandfather. He had a big heart and loved to dress as Santa Claus at Christmas. He was a kid at heart, loved to play innocent tricks on people just for laughs. He left us way too soon, and we all know we'll never ever forget him.

03/25/10 03:09 PM #2    

Dick Stafford

Herbie...always funny...always entertaining...never worried about others' perception. Herbie was himself. Genuine.
Dick Stafford

04/21/10 11:41 AM #3    

Patricia Dowell (Scimeca)

Herbie, God love him!  He was my FIRST boyfriend! In the 7th grade.  He wanted me to wear his football jacket and his bracelet!  (The jacket was cool.  It was his brother, Gene's, and it was a real Garland Owl HS jacket!) Anyway, all this was very nerve-wracking for me and, I guess, for Herbie.  We had "people" arrange for his jacket to be left on my chair at lunch one day and the bracelet inside my desk.  So, I became his girlfriend.  Then, he wouldn't look at me or talk to me!!

It was so wonderful and funny and painful.  We were so young.  I really did love Herbie for all he was.  His smile, his humor, his great generosity.  But, after 3 days and one "date" at the Plaza Movie Theatre, I told him I would much rather be his friend and have him talk to me and smile at me than his girlfriend that he never looked at! 

I think I hurt his pride a lot at the time, but he fortunately got over that silliness and had a wonderful full life with a beautiful wife, children and grandchildren. 

I will cherish the memory of the boy I knew who wanted to be my boyfriend!  It was a high compliment.


05/07/10 03:41 PM #4    

Dick Stafford

OMG! Tricia...what a great story about the very funny and genuine Herbie!

Wow! Thanks,

Dick Stafford

04/25/11 08:56 PM #5    

Sheryl Tieperman (Clark -Skipper)

Didn't know Herbie very well.  He ran around with my older brother (Don Lee).  I fondly remember his humor.  Didn't know he passed away until just now. I just found this website.   So sorry to hear it.  He was one of the people I would have liked to looked up and talked to. 

I have onegreat memory of him & my brother.  He had gotten his hands on one of those cool three wheeled U.S. mail scooters.  I remember him doing donuts and sliding all over the empty, snow covered parking lot in front of the High School.  I thought he was too cool.  Funny, Funny, Funny !!!

I'm sure he will be truely missed.  Maybe he and my brother are in heaven doing wheellies all over the golden streets and laughing thier a----- off.

Sure hope so !!!!!!!!


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