Michael James Herbster

April 17, 1947November 30, 2018

Michael James Herbster passed away on November 30, 2018 in Chandler, Arizona. He was 71 years old. Michael had been born on April 17, 1947 in Cleveland, Ohio to John William and Jeanette Lyle (Kelso) Herbster.

Michael worked in the hospitality industry as a chef and waiter for a few years. He was also very proud of his time in the Job Corps.

He loved the Lakers; enjoyed watching many sports including football, hockey, baseball, boxing, horse racing; Stamp Collecting; was an avid jogger in the late 70’s and all of the 80’s, running 10k marathons.

His survivors include: Evonn Lee Avila – niece; San Diego, CA Michael Rodrick Avila – nephew in law; San Diego, CA Micaela Suzanne Avila – great niece; San Diego, CA Brianna Rose Avila – great niece; San Diego, CA Valerie Jeanette Gutierrez – niece; Chandler, AZ Oliver Ross Ljeskovic – great nephew: Chnadler, AZ Thomas David Gutierrez – nephew; Cocoa, FL William Herbster – brother, North Ridgeville, Ohio Karen Herbster – sister in law, North Ridgeville, Ohio Phillip Herbster – nephew, North Ridgeville, Ohio Susanne Herbster – niece in law, North Ridgeville, Ohio Steven Herbster – nephew, Parma Heights, Ohio Susan Herbster – niece in law; Parma Heights, Ohio Jacob & Nathan Herbster –grand nephews; Parma, Ohio Tammy & George and their daughters David Gutierrez – brother in law; Phoenix, AZ Scarlet Mick- Niece: Castle Rock, CO Austin Vanloon – Great Nephew; Castle Rock, CO Ethan Warner – Great Nephew; Castle Rock, CO Colin Warner- Great Nephew: Castle Rock, CO Addison Girdner- Great Niece: Castle Rock, CO Antoinette Antonescu- Sister: San Diego, CA Valeriu Theodore Antonescu – Brother: San Diego, CA

Michael was preceded in death by his mom, Jeanette Lyle Kelso and his sisters Suszanne Ross Gutierrez and Rebecca Marie Antonescu.

The viewing will be Thursday, December 6, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; services will be on Friday, December 7 at 10:00 a.m. at Funeraria Del Angel Greer-Wilson Chapel with Deacon Tony Lopez officiating. After the funeral, Michael will be laid to rest and receive his final blessing at Resthaven Memorial Park in Glendale, Arizona.


  • Visitation Thursday, December 6, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, December 7, 2018
  • Burial Friday, December 7, 2018

Michael James Herbster

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