OBITUARY

Herbert Herbie "Herbie" Loesch

June 21, 1935June 28, 2013

Herbert "Herbie" J. Loesch was born June 21, 1935 and passed away on June 28, 2013 after celebrating just over 78 years of life. Herbie was born in Galveston, Texas and raised by his parents, Louise Maier Loesch and Frank Loesch. Growing up, he spent time with his sisters, Mary Huffman, Charlotte Edwards and his brother, Frank Loesch Jr. Herbie met another Galvestonian, Jenneth, and the two spent 50 happily married years together. Herbie’s college years were spent at The University of Texas in Austin, earning a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemical Engineering, followed by a master’s degree at Texas A&M University. He also honorably served his country in The United States Army. The following years were filled with travel as Herbie’s career as a chemical engineer for Alcoa and Mobil Oil Company took them all over the world. Herbie and Jenneth added two children to their family, Herbert J. “Joe” Loesch Jr., and Susan Loesch Furman. Later, Herbie and Jenneth became doting, loving grandparents to Benjamin Loesch, Maggie Sue Loesch, and Brihida “Bri” Furman.

Herbie will be forever remembered as a happy-go-lucky, carefree spirit whose smile always warmed the hearts of anyone around him. He loved watching the bustling activity of the stock market on television and closely monitored news the world over by taking his time reading the newspaper every day. He also loved spending time with his family on the San Antonio river walk, a favorite gathering spot for family outings and meals. Herbie didn’t place emphasis on material possessions for himself, but once an engineer, always an engineer; he wore his beloved pocket protector (or at least one from his collection) faithfully throughout his career and now in Heaven.

Herbie’s parents, dear sister Charlotte, devoted wife Jenneth, and loving son Joe preceded him in death, but welcomed him again upon his passing. His sister Mary and brother Frank, along with his daughter Susan and all of his grandchildren survive him in life and will always miss his generous, happy spirit. The family would also like to especially thank Dr. Paul Holoye for his enduring care and friendship during Herbie's 18-year battle with lymphoma.

Services will be held Wednesday, July 3, beginning with a visitation at 9:00am at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home in the Chapel, followed by the funeral service at 10:00am. Entombment will immediately follow in the Chapel of the Oaks Mausoleum. Memorial Oaks Funeral Home and Cemetery is located at 13001 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas, 77079, and the phone number is 281) 497-2210.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, July 3, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, July 3, 2013
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August 1, 2013

We met Herbert at The Forum and saw him daily with each meal. My Mom was there recovering from hip surgery and our dining table was right by him. He had such a wonderful smile and spirit. My granddaughter always asked for him and thought he was so nice. We met his granddaughter one day. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
Phyllis Adels and family

Beverley McDonough

July 3, 2013

Herb's family I want to extend my deepest apologies. I should have paid better attention when I sent my message because the e-mail I received was about one of classmates'son passing. This young man is fighting cancer and I thought the e-mail was about him. His name is Herbie and I didn't read carefully thinking he was the man who had died. I was a class mate of this Herbert and he was always so nice to be around because he was always cheerful and very polite. My husband,Moore, and I visted him at the Forum about a year ago and visited with Addie Mae McKee White at the same time. He was in good spirits, and as always was cheerful. Moore and I were very saddened to hear of his passing. May your hearts soon be less heavy. God bless you. Beverley McDonough

nancy kageler

July 3, 2013

Frank & Pat & Family..We are so sorry to hear of Herbie's passing & we send prayers to comfort you at this time.Love the Kageler Family

July 2, 2013

Rest in Peace Herbie, worked at Santa Fe Railroad in Galveston 1953. Bobby Whelton

Rosellen Owens

July 2, 2013

Erwin and I just heard about Herbies passing yesterday and were so saddened to get the news. Herb was married to my very best friend, Jenneth and now we have lost both of them. However we should thank God for the time we shared with him while on this earth, and knowing that we will one day be reunited onceagain for eternity. Susan, you will have a crown waiting for you when you get to heaven for all the care you gave both of your parents. You and your family are in our prayers--just know our love goes out to all of your family. God Bless you--------------Rosellen and Erwin Owens--Tucson, Arizona

July 2, 2013

I AM REALLY SAD TO HEAR OF MY BROTHERS PASSING. HE WAS A VERY GOOD PERSON. OUR CHILDHOOD DAYS WERE VERY GOOD TOGETHER. WE HAD THE BEST OF TIMES TOGETHER GOING TO THE MOVIES, AND PLAYING STREET FOOTBALL, AND ENJOINING THE BEACH. FRANK LOESCH

July 2, 2013

So sorry to hear of Herbies passing. He was a very good friend. I will always remember the good times we had together. I knew Herb from High School. He will truly be missed. Such a fine gentleman. God bless him and his family. Benny & Verna Wedhorn (La Marque, TX)

Denise Naylor Dickerson

July 1, 2013

I just received news of Herb's death from Janice Mensinger. I am so sorry to hear this sad news. Thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time and I wish you peace as you remember Herb. Mom is in a nursing home in Marshall and I will let her know.
Denise Naylor Dickerson

Beverley McDonough

July 1, 2013

I didn't know this fine young man but I did know his wonderful father since I was 12 yrs. at Stephen F. Austin Jr. High in Galveston and met his loving mother at our 2012 Ball High Reunion in Oct. in Galveston. I am so shocked and saddened because just this past Lunch Bunch on June 20 when I in quired of Herb about his son he said he was going to have some sort of treatment. My heart is saddenedlfor all the family. Please accept sincere condolences and prayers for all of you.

Robert Hall

July 1, 2013

Herbie was such a good friend. He will be missed so much. Bob and Pat Hall