David R. Herdman 1941-2018

LIBERTY — David R. Herdman, 76, of Liberty, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, April 13, 2018, at his home.

Dave was born Nov. 18, 1941, in Youngstown, a son of Wren and Grace Herdman.

He was a graduate of South High School and went on to enlist in the United States Army, where he would serve for six years before his discharge at the rank of Private First Class.

He worked as a machinist for over 55 years, working for City Machine and Wean United before his retirement. Dave was an excellent carpenter and enjoyed woodworking, building and finishing many items in his home. He also enjoyed going to car shows, tinkering in his garage and was active in various activities at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Vienna.

He leaves behind, to hold onto his precious memories, his beloved wife of over 48 years, the former Patricia Slavin, whom he married Oct. 11, 1969; their children, Tom (Holly) Herdman of Los Angeles; Kathy (John) Chismar of Columbus, John (Shawna) Herdman of Ausitntown and Paul (Caroline) Herdman of St. Louis; 11 grandchildren; his brother, Bill Herdman of Tennessee; and sister, Arlene Dean of Florida.

Dave was preceded in death by his parents; and by his brother, Bob Herdman.

Family and friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel, 1884 North Road NE, Warren, OH 44483. A Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 4453 Warren-Sharon Road, Vienna, with the Very Rev. Frank Zanni, V.F., officiating. Friends may also call one hour prior to the start of the Mass at the church. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery in Austintown.

Family and friends may visit www.peterrossiandsonfh.com to view this obituary, sign the guest book and send condolences to the Herdman family.

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