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John S. Herald Sr.

Date of Death: January 4, 2020

Date of Birth: October 7, 1941


Scarborough, ME - John S Herald, Sr (78) passed peacefully on January 4, 2020 at the Maine Veterans’ Home in Scarborough where he resided for the past 5 years.

He was born October 7, 1941 in Hartford, CT, to Ralph Herald and Barbara Uskela, and join the US Navy right out of high school. He served 22 years achieving the rank of Senior Chief. He worked another 20 years in the US Postal Service in CT and then moved to Maine to be close to his son and grandsons.

He enjoyed watching his grandsons grow through the years. He attended their school functions, school plays, concerts and graduations. He went to their soccer games and martial art competitions. He was over weekly for Sunday dinner and “game time”. Anyone who met him knows he was a good soul and was always ready with the “joke of the day”.

He leaves his son, John Jr (Windham), his daughter-in-law Rachel, 2 grandsons (Dexter and Devin), a daughter, Nicole (FL); two sisters - Nancy Challender (Trenton, NJ), Carey Hurlburt (East Hampton, CT) and 3 brothers – Geoff (Danbury, CT), Ed (Waynesboro, PA) and Jim (Silver Spring, MD).

Like his father before him, he will buried at sea by the US Navy. A memorial service will be held at the Highland Cliff Advent Christian Church in Windham on Saturday, January 25 at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the Resident Activity fund of the Maine Veterans Home – Scarborough 290 US RT 1, Scarborough, ME 04074

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