Adam Herbert, a longtime resident of the Bustleton section of Philadelphia, died Wednesday, March 29, 2023. He was 93.
Born in Brestowatz, Yugoslavia, Adam was the son of the late Joseph and Kristina (Hehn) Herbert; the Herbert family fled the Communists during World War II, finally settling in Germany. They emigrated to the United States in 1949 and settled in Philadelphia. Adam met Helen Gazso at an event at the United German Hungarian Club at 2nd and Norris Streets and they married on November 7, 1953.
Adam worked as a mechanic at Degnan Chevrolet on Frankford Avenue for many years, eventually making his way up to shop foreman. In 1971, he opened Herbert's Auto Repair in the Olney section of Philadelphia; the shop remained open until 2022.
Adam was an avid fisherman, a gardener who just recently hoped to see his next crop of tomatoes, a wurst maker and a baker.
Adam is survived by his son Joseph; his daughter Eileen; his grandchildren Stephen, Lauren, Larissa, Adam and Emily and his great grandchildren, Travis, Charles, Kathryn and Matthew. He is predeceased by his wife Helen and his brother Gerhardt Herbert.
His family will greet friends on Saturday, April 15, 2023 at Maternity BVM Church at 8:30 AM. His Funeral Mass will begin at 10 AM. Committal prayers will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Adam's memory may be made to the American Heart Association.
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