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In Memory

Herbert Pearlman

Herbert Pearlman


Born in Chicago on April 28, 1943, Herb passed away on March 13, 2017, in Georgia following a battle with Alzheimer's. His loving wife and two sons
were at his side.

Born to Mitchell and Phyllis (Grotsky) of Kenosha, who operated Mid City Fruitland on Sheridan Rd., Herb graduated from Bradford High School in 1961, joined the Navy where he toured many parts of the world on the USS Soley 707 nearly starting WWIII by firing on a Russian ship. He married Cheryl Collins in 1966. They had two sons, Brian and Scott. He shared his love of softball, woodworking, home improvement, and the Green Bay Packers with his boys. The family enjoyed camping trips and the backyard pool.

Herb mainly worked at Eaton Corporation/Dynamatic in Kenosha. He began his career as a machinist in 1964 and retired as the Plant Manager in 1998.

Preceded in death by his parents, and survived by his wife Cheryl; brothers Larry, Lee (Bette Dahlberg), sons Brian (Deanne Klewin), Scott (Gina Gallo), grandchildren Kelsey, Mikayla, Jessica, Ashley, and Cecily, and a herd of close, extended family. Herb worked hard and played hard. His penchant for humor and caring love for family and others radiates in the lives of those close to him.

Herb will rest at Georgia National Cemetery.

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03/30/17 02:29 PM #3    

Jerry Hubbard

My memories of Herb went all the way back to City Food and his father who used to play Santa Claus for my wifes family. He was always a great guy.

Many good memories.

So sorry for your loss.

03/30/17 04:14 PM #4    

Suzette Arnoldini (Englund)

So hard to lose another classmate and Herb sure seemed to enjoy being part of the class of 1961.  I read Kitty's messge and really appreciated how well she put into words what we all might feel.  Herb and his wife Cheryl have kept in touch via the web site and it was so good of her, especially, to share what was happening to our friend and classmate.  My condolences to Cheryl and to Herb's family. He sure was a good man and will be missed and remembered fondly. Suzette      

03/31/17 12:32 AM #5    

Marla Foth (Moody)

Rest in peace, Herb.

04/08/17 02:42 PM #6    

Bernard Covelli

So sorry for your loss, hopefully your life memories will give you comfort.

04/08/17 04:50 PM #7    

Jack Minski

I remember Herb very well.  We made many, many stops at the Fruit Market and Herb always greeted us with great smile.

He had a zest for life.  I know he will be missed, but the those good times remembered.  I wish I had known he had moved to

Georgia, since it appears he living just a few mile from us.  Peace a blessings to all.  Jack Minski

04/10/17 01:35 PM #8    

Milton Hagopian

So sorry to hear of Herb passing. He was one of the best, always cheerful. I know we'll see you again Herb, but until then, rest in peace.

04/11/17 09:24 AM #9    

James (Jim) Pierce

I was sorry to read that Herb had passed away.  He was a good person and a friend in high school.  I enjoyed the photo on our website showing him with his grandchild last year, but was sorry to learn he was fighting alzheimers.  In many ways he represented the best of the Class of '61.  He served his country in the Navy, worked hard his entire life, raised and provided for his wife and family, and loved and enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.  Rest in peace Herb, you have much to be proud of, and have made a positive difference in lives of many.  God Bless Cheryl and your family.


04/12/17 11:01 AM #10    

Jan Schlevensky

I didn't know Herb and I were in the same class until he started work at Eaton/Dynamatic.  Work with him for many years.  He and Cheryl were social buddies of ours.  Many good times. A great and fun loving guy. 

05/01/17 09:05 PM #11    

Karen Ostlund

Cheryl, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I wish you courage in your sorrow. It's especially difficult to acknowledge that Herb was able to recognize me in COSTCO after we had not seen each other in more than 50 years and then was not able to recognize you in his last months. Alzheimer's disease takes a life cruelly. You were very brave to take all the necessary steps of moving from Texas to Georgia to be near your family in order to give Herb the best possible care. I wish you peace and comfort. Take care, Karen

05/01/17 09:51 PM #12    

Jack Siebert

My condolences to the Pearlman family.

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