Obituary of Herbert Stout
Stout, Herbert D. Greece: August 31, 2018, at the age of 90. Herbert is survived by his loving wife, Phyllis M. Stout; children, Gary Stout, Kelley Stout and Julie Stout; sisters-in-law, Marjorie Welch & Patricia McGuirl; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces & great-nephews.
Herbert's visitation will be held 11 AM-12 PM on Friday, September 7th at the funeral home, 1411 Vintage Lane, Rochester, NY. His memorial service will follow visitation at 12:00 noon on Friday. Donations may be sent to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517 in Herbert's memory.
Herb was born August 24, 1928 in Olean, NY. He is one of three children, sister, Kay and brother, Leo. When Herb was only 6 years old his father passed away. During his youth, he began working at the local Ice cream parlor when he was just 9 years old, emptying waste baskets. After just a few weeks of working, he opened his first savings account. Throughout his teen years he continued to work at a hardware store, had a paper route and sold popcorn at the movie theater.
In 1948, after high school, Herb enlisted in the United States Marine Corp. He was stationed in Camp Lejune, NC. He spent his years planning and organizing equipment and personnel to be loaded on the ships leaving from Morehead City, NC for Korea. When the time came in 1952, after 4 years of service, he was honorably discharged as Staff Sergeant. Herb went on to marry his wife Phyllis. They had three children, Gary, Kelley and Julie.
Some of Herb’s favorite life events included planning company trips to Florida, Puerto Rico and Bermuda. The boat trip he took his family on through the Erie Canal from Geneva to the Hudson River was very memorable. And his family enjoyed vacations to North Carolina to stay on the ocean. Herb was a very organized person and he enjoyed gardening, as he grew Bonsai trees, Roses and Hibiscus. He also loved to fly huge kites on beautiful windy days. Herb was a member of the Methodist Church and during his spare time, he listened to classical music and was a Buffalo Bills football fan. Herb was known to be very friendly with the employees in stores that he frequented. Several workers at Sam’s club were praying for his recovery. Herb was always willing to help his neighbors in need. In fact, years back his neighbor’s daughter and her boyfriend got into drugs. Herb hired the boyfriend to do some work around his house. During that time Herb talked to him about his drug use and offered his support and guidance. Soon after, the young man moved to Arizona and then several years later the young man returned to Rochester. He showed up at Herb’s door and told him that Herb saved his life and wanted to thank him for his help.
A few years ago, Gary took his father out to a shooting range, thinking that he was going to beat him in scoring. Gary didn’t know that Herb had won awards for sharp shooting in the Marines. He shot very well that day even after many years that have passed.
Herb enjoyed many elements of his life, he was a compassionate man with had a heart of gold. Herb will be deeply missed by everyone who loved him and his legacy will live on through his many friends and family.