Stanley Harvey Herbst

June 30, 1937December 29, 2018

Stanley Harvey Herbst was born on June 30, 1937 in Bronx, NY and passed away on December 29, 2018.


Stanley Harvey Herbst

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Lee Herbst

January 6, 2019

Stanley Herbst was a man who loved to tell stories. And those stories often involved various celebrities. My favorite being the time he told us that Barbra Streisand was the aunt to one of his patients. The specific facts of theses tales changed often but we always enjoyed listening to them and knowing that I won’t be able to hear them again saddens me. Stanley Herbst was born in 1937 in the Bronx to Mollie and Leo Herbst. He had one older brother growing up, Milton and they shared a room in the tiny apartment where they lived. He was proud of the fact that he graduated from the Bronx HS of science one of the elite schools of NYC that required an entrance exam before being admitted. After HS he went to NYU which he hoped would be a stepping stone to medical school. Either the D in organic chemistry or too much partying at ZBT fraternity where he was the president of preventing him from achieving that goal. However, according to one of his stories, the CEO of the Loews corporation paved the path to the NY College of podiatric medicine. He met Susan Ullman while working as a waiter in the borscht belt. They were engaged shortly thereafter. He was able to impress his future in laws by speaking their native language, German and gained their instant approval. After a short stint in Flushing Queens ( where I was born) my parents moved to Merrick LI, where his older brother had decided to put down roots. My sister Jocelyn, 2 years my junior was born in LI. He commuted to NYC on the LI Railroad ( one hour each way) for the better part of 2 decades where he practiced podiatry. One of the highlights of his career was the time he charted a bus from NYC to Atlantic City and invited his long term patients to celebrate 18 years in practice. He retired from podiatry at the early age of 58 and traded in the congestion of LI to the sunny skies of Las Vegas. There he was able to pursue his other passion- slot machines. Dad, I am missing you and thinking about you often