Umberto Carbone

Obituary of Umberto Carbone

GREECE - April 30, 2018. Herbie is prede­ceased by his son, Ken­neth Carbone. He is survived by his wife Mar­line A. (Schiefer) Carbone; children, Don­ald (Cindy) Carbone, Carol (Daniel) Nasso & Michael (Jeanette) Car­bone; grandchildren, Michelle Carbone, Zachary Carbone, Matthew Nasso, Jake Nasso, Andrew Tumia, Samantha Car­bone, Nicholas Carbone; also survived by siblings, nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.


Herbie’s visitation will be Friday, 2-4 & 6-8 at the funeral home, 1411 Vintage Lane (Between 390 & Long Pond Rd.). His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, 10:30 AM at St. John the Evangelist Church, 2400 W. Ridge Rd., followed by his burial in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Veterans Out­reach Center, 459 South Ave., Rochester, NY 14620 in his memory.


Umberto grew up in Charlotte NY.  His parents came to America to start a new life.  He was named after the prince of Italy, born in 1904, Umberto II.  He was the last King of Italy, who only reigned for 34 days when the monarchy was abolished.   Although his name sake was prestigious he opted to go by his nickname, Herb or Herbie. 


Herbie shared their home on Pollard Avenue with 6 siblings.  His father was a builder, so he grew up working with his Dad and brothers learning all the different skills and trades that go into construction.


After graduating high school from Charlotte high school, he went into the Air Force and served time overseas in Africa.  After that he met Marline (Molly) Schiefer at a local dance.  Four months later they were engaged.  Of all Herbies choices and accomplishments in life by far his greatest joy was his wife Molly.


Herbie worked as a sheet metal worker at Kodak for 35 years.  And as luck would have it he was able to be retired almost that same amount of time!  Herbie and Molly were married over 63 years and had four children, Kenny, Donny, Carol and Michael.


Herbie enjoyed wood working and was always busy building furniture for their house or for family.  They also enjoyed camping in the summers.  Later in life Herbie and Molly became grandparents to (7) grandchildren; Andy, Matthew, Michelle, Jake, Zac, Sammi and Nick.  As a Grandpa he got to spend a lot of time playing with the kids and babysitting.


Herbie was a sports fan; boy did he love the Yankees!  He was also a Cleveland Brown fan, always picking any team except Buffalo!  His favorite hockey team was the NY Rangers.  There was a time when Herbie would be in his recliner, reading the paper, watching hockey and listening to the Yankees on the radio!  


The last few years were a challenge, he had many health issues but he was a real trooper, fighting hard for every minute of life.  He was loved and will be truly missed.  Rest in peace Umberto, Herbie, Dad, Grandpa.