Herbert Lewis Roe

March 15, 1964November 21, 2018

Herbert Lewis Roe, 54, of East Meredith, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 21, 2018, at home in East Meredith.

He was born on March 15, 1964 in Delhi, the son of Roderick and Genevieve (Mallory) Roe.

Herbert was employed by Mirabito Truck Repair as a Tire Technician.

He was a member of the East Meredith Fire Department, serving as a Lieutenant Fire Police officer.

He is survived by his daughter, Amber Roe and her fiancé John Heller; his companion, Cyndy Doroski; step-children, Christina and Kim Jones and Tony Doroski; grandchildren, Shuan Jones and Serenity Barker; his mother, Genevieve Roe; 4 brothers, Kenneth Roe, Dennis (Deborah) Roe, Kevin (Brenda) Roe, and Roderick Roe; 1 sister, Crystal (Nate) Morgan; 5 nephews, Darren Roe, Aaron Roe, Taylor Roe, Chase Roe, and Oliver Roe; 3 nieces, Heather Napolitano, Jessica Roe, and Madison Roe; many aunts, uncles, and cousins; and his dog, Comet “Meat Head.”

He was predeceased by his father, Roderick Howard Roe; and his best friend Raymond “Worm” Wamsley.

Friends are invited to greet the family on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 from 11 am to 1 pm at the Bookhout Funeral Home, 357 Main Street, Oneonta, where a funeral service will take place immediately following at 1 pm.

Burial will follow in Charlotte Valley Cemetery, West Davenport.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the East Meredith Fire Department.

Online condolences may be made by visiting

Funeral arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta.


  • Calling Hours Tuesday, November 27, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, November 27, 2018

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Sid & Deb Parisian

November 28, 2018

There are a certain people that are ALWAYS THERE. Herb was at the top of that list. As organizers of the Pit Run in Oneonta, we turned to the East Meredith fire department for help with tents at our event. Every year they were there and it was an item we didn’t have to think twice about, when contacting Briggsy regarding if he needed help with the tents his response was, “nope, nope I got Herby all lined up.” Work hard and help others and if no one notices who did the work the better, that was Herb and whenever he will be thought of, it will be how much he helped others. Always remember.

Adam Baldanza

November 26, 2018

I remember as I little kid I was about 5 years old and Herbie was about 13. I got on the school bus and Herbie asking me to sit with him and he told all the other the big kids I was his friend. Thank you, Herbie for being a friend to me when I needed one. I will always remember you and be thankful.

Doris &Tony Thayer

November 26, 2018

Cindy, we are so sorry and you are in our thoughts and prayers. You are the strongest person we know. We admire your strength.
Doris &Tony

Shaun Jones

November 25, 2018

I remember when he would always call me up and sometimes I would never answer he would always leave the best voicemails in my mail box, it would make my day, then I would call him back and he would always say some smart thing. I could go on for days about the memories that we had it truly breaks my heart. He was the best grandfather a kid could ask for, he taught me how to do everything I know today I miss you grandpa, your always gonna be in my heart.

Jessica Roe

November 25, 2018

I will never forget all my birthday parties you came to. I will never forget you telling me "well hello there Jetterbug" every time you would see me. I will never forget showing you and my dad my new dresses and you telling me how I looked like a real lady. I will never forget the love you showed friends and family. I will never forget the way you spoke with no filter what's so ever. You were an amazing father, uncle, brother, and friend. You will be greatly missed by all. Rest easy uncle Herby, we'll all see you again another day.

Michelle Curran

November 24, 2018

Herbie! You would walk in my office and whistle... I would look out the window and see those chubby rosy red cheeks... I would get the most amazing , warmest, strongest, safest hugs ever! I will miss those hugs! No one can copy those hugs!
Herbie, I can promise you, you will never be forgotten! You will be forever loved! Rest In Peace