Friday, 26 August 2011 00:00
Herbert J. Blauert, P.C.C., a longtime resident of Garden City, died peacefully on Aug. 14, 2011. Herb was married to Elizabeth , who predeceased him, and was currently married to Marilyn Schmachtenberg of Merrick. Herb is survived by his daughter Michelle and grandson Michael.
Herb served in combat in Europe during WWII with a 155 N.M. artillery unit. He joined the American Legion and served as a Nassau County commander and a post commander of American Legion William Bradford Turner Post #365 of Garden City over a 36-year membership. As an executive member he undertook the administration of Post #265 Sutcliff Memorial Scholarship Fund which provides a four-year scholarship to a selected Garden City High School senior to Hofstra University. Herb also administrated the review and selection of one or more Garden City juniors to attend Boy’s State, a fully post-funded week’s participation in government study. (Note: Former President Clinton was a Boy’s Stater.)
Herb was a design architect and designed the Veteran’s Memorial at Eisenhower Park and his designs were selected by the American Legion for clothing badges.
In addition to his legion duties, Herb was also the chef-de-guerre of the 40 and 8 Organization, honoring WWI veterans.
Herb was married to Marilyn just a few years before his passing. Marilyn is a Post Auxiliary Unit member and is noted for the adoption of a disabled veterans ward at Northport VA Hospital. Marilyn coordinates visits to the ward, bringing food and good cheer to the veterans.
The family held the wake at the N.F. Walker Funeral Home, Merrick, and a memorial Mass was held at Cure of ARS RC Church, Merrick.
Herb will be interred at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Farmingdale.