Michael Herbert

Michael Joseph Herbert

August 15th, 1952 - December 23rd, 2020
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Fr. Michael J. Herbert died December 23, 2020 at Duke Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina.

Fr. Mike was born August 15, 1952 in Orrville, Ohio. He graduated from Orrville High School in 1970, John Carroll University (summa cum laude) in 1974 and the University of Michigan Law School (Order of the Coif) in 1977. He practiced law in both Wisconsin and Ohio until 1983 when he began a distinguished teaching career at the University of Richmond’s T. C. Williams School of Law until he resigned to enter seminary at The Theological College (Catholic University of America) in Washington, DC. After his 2005 ordination, Fr. Mike served several Virginia parishes, including Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Salem, Virginia, until previously undiagnosed heart disease forced him to retire in 2013.

He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, John and Susan Herbert of Columbus, Ohio, sister and brother-in-law, Ann and Patrick Rodgers of Tinley Park, Illinois, nephews Lt. Col. William and Elaine Herbert of Alexandria, Virginia, Benjamin Herbert of Dallas, Texas, Sean and Judy Rodgers of Country Club Hills, Illinois and nieces Laura Herbert of Ann Arbor, Michigan and Mary Beth and Chris Valasek of Springfield, Illinois. His friends probably remember him best for his off-beat sense of humor and command of obscure trivia.

A funeral mass will be held at noon, Thursday, December 31, at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church; 631 N. Jefferson St.; Roanoke, Virginia 24016. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to Habitat for Humanity.
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    December 31st, 2020 | 12:00pm
    December 31st, 2020 12:00pm
    St. Andrews Catholic Church
    631 North Jefferson Street
    Roanoke, Virginia 24016
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    Msgr. Kevin Segerblom


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Susan Thompson

Posted at 02:24pm
I was privileged to take Holy Communion to Fr. Mike every Monday. I missed seeing him during the pandemic. I will remember his wry sense of humor and his kindness always! May he rest in peace.

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