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Obituary of Herbert Habermehl

Herbert A. Habermehl, 91, of Cortland, NY, went to be with his Lord on Thursday, October 28, 2021, at the Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, NY.

Herb was born June 23, 1930, in Hespeler (now Cambridge), Ontario, Canada, son of the late Clarence and Vera (Waumsley) Habermehl.

He was a graduate of the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada with a B.A.Sc. degree in chemical engineering. He moved to Cortland in 1987, and worked at Albany International for 10 years before retirement, having worked previously for Chemcell Ltd., Xerox Corporation, and Burroughs Corporation. Herb was a member of the Berean Bible Church, Cortland, NY, where he had been a Deacon and Trustee. Bible study was his passion, and he enjoyed talking to anyone he met about his faith. A major project was the book he authored on biblical interpretation, God Has Spoken But What Has He Said? He played violin in the Cortland College Community Orchestra for many years, and previously in the Finger Lakes Symphony Orchestra. He liked biking and running when younger. Maple syrup and fruit cake were favorite foods.

Herb is survived by his wife, Anne (Brubacher) Habermehl, daughter, Lucille (Ralph) VanDemark, sons Ralph (Tina) Habermehl, and David (Julie) Habermehl, brother, Fred Habermehl, 10 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 16 nieces and 6 nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, Louise (Groat) Habermehl.

Visitation will take place at the Berean Bible Church on Rte. 13, Cortland, Saturday Nov. 6 at 1 pm, followed by a memorial service at 2 pm. Immediately afterward there will be a graveside service at the Cortland Rural Cemetery on Tompkins St. for family and friends.

Anyone who would like information about connecting to the memorial service via Zoom, please email: info@bereancortland.org . Memorial donations may be made to the Berean Bible Church at 726 State Route 13, Cortland, NY 13045.

To offer messages to the family, please visit the Wright-Beard Funeral Home website.


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