James Patrick Herbert, 1956 - 2018

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James Patrick Herbert, 61, passed away on Friday, Feb. 9, at his home in Auburn surrounded by family. Jim was born on June 2, 1956 in Auburn, New York, the son of John “Jack” and Dorothy Jahn Herbert. He was a graduate of Auburn High School in Auburn, NY and Saint Bonaventure University in Olean, NY. He completed his doctorate in Dentistry at University of Pennsylvania in 1982. He served in the United States Navy as a lieutenant commander and was stationed in Portsmouth, Virginia, Okinawa, Japan, and Newport, Rhode Island. On October 18, 1986, he married the former Katherine Cobbler. Jim began his career in dentistry after his military service in Auburn, NY. In 1989, he purchased a dental practice and moved to Chatham, Massachusetts on Cape Cod with his family. Jim and Kathy raised their family on Cape Cod until they moved to Auburn, Maine in 2007 and Jim began practicing dentistry in Lewiston. Jim loved living on Taylor Pond, spending many hours with his family on his pontoon boat enjoying the water. He liked watching old movies, Star Trek, and Patriots games. Jim loved going to Comic Cons all over New England with his son, Kyle. He enjoyed visiting his daughters Kaitlin in Boston, MA and Anna in Burlington, VT. Jim took pride in supporting the Autism Society of Maine and the Special Olympics in Maine. He belonged to the American Dental Association and Maine Dental Association. He leaves behind loving family of his wife Katherine; his daughters, Kaitlin and Anna; and his son, Kyle. He is also survived by his father, John “Jack” Herbert; his brothers Bill, John, and Pat; his sister, Iris; and many cousins.  Jim is predeceased by his mother, Dorothy Herbert. 

Funeral Notice

HERBERT, James, 61, of Auburn, died in Auburn on February 9, 2018. Family and friends are invited to a Liturgy of the Word at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17, at St. Philips Church, 2365 Turner Road in Auburn. A reception will follow at 12:30 p.m. at Fish Bones American Grill, 70 Lincoln Street, Mill 6 in Lewiston. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim’s memory may be sent to the John F. Murphy Homes Navigator’s Program, 560 Broad Street, Auburn, ME 04210.

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