HERBES, Robert Edward

HERBES, Robert Edward, 53, passed away on September 27, 2013 in Warren, Ohio.

He was born on August 31, 1960 in Klamath Falls, Oregon to Alverna C. Herbes (Brandon) and Francis Xavier Herbes.

Robert was always “Bob” to those that loved him. For Bob, life was confusing, frightening and hauntingly sad as he suffered from the mental illness of Schizophrenia since his teenage years. Even with this devastating illness, he took great pride in living an independent and responsible adult life.

He was a kind and gentle man who loved the simple act of sending his family members a Christmas present. His mother and siblings were proud of the way he conducted his life and loved him.

Bob is survived by his brother, Frank (Anna) Herbes; his sisters, Sharon Herbes, Melanie (David) Martinez, Joann Herbes; and his nieces and nephews, James, Mathew, Evelynn, Katherine, Riley and Mackenzie.

Bob was preceded in death by his father and his loving mother, Alverna C. Herbes (Brandon).

A visitation will be held at Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home at 441 37th St, Bellaire, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 5, 2013.

A graveside prayer and burial will be held at 11 a.m. at Rose HillGreenwood Cemetery in Bellaire. Bob will be laid to rest next to his mother.

In lieu of any donation the family requests that people reading this pause a moment and reflect upon the tortured lives lived by those that suffer with mental illness. Be kind and generous to those individuals whom you may come in contact with.

Condolences may be left at the email address bob herbes@gmail.com.