COHOES Herbert A. Hyde, 77, of N. Mohawk St., died peacefully surrounded by his loving family Sunday, December 26, 2021.
Born in Vermont, he was the son of the late Franklyn and Mabel Davenport Hyde. He graduated from Troy High School, earned his associate’s degree in culinary arts from SCC and his bachelor’s degree from Regents College. He worked for 20 years at the Ford Motor Co. in Green Island and then at the NYS Dept. of Taxation & Finance until his retirement in 2009.
Herb was always very active in his community. He belonged to the Cohoes Waterford Elks and Cohoes Historical Society, was a member of the UAW and chairperson for retired employees, a member of PEF as well as the State Tax Examiner’s Assoc. He also was very active in Cohoes politics and sat on numerous committees. He always looked forward to meeting monthly with his high school friends and enjoyed being a part of the Ida Hill / Prospect Park / College & 8th Group. He was an avid golfer and loved to watch movies. He also closely followed his favorite hockey team, the RPI Engineers and belonged to the Friends of RPI Hockey.
Herb was also an accomplished author having published 4 books, “College & 8th,” “Uncle John’s Diner,” “Shanie & The Magical Shed,” and “Puck You.”
Herb was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Barbara Patrick Hyde; by his loving children, Sharon Hyde-Scully (Robert) of Cohoes and Denise DeAlba (Jim) of Soquel, CA; his sister, Bonnie Mattoon (Chuck) of Troy; his granddaughters, Terra and Sequoia Andrade; his grandson and favorite “hangout buddies,” Brandon and Shane Scully as well as his 2 “grand fur-babies,” Sadie and Smokey. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his siblings, Frank, Jack and Clifford Hyde, Kathleen Zayachek, Dorothy Iacketta, Patricia O’Bomsawin, Brenda Robinson and Jan Roberts.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home, 133 Broad St., Waterford.
Relatives and friends may visit at the funeral home from 4-7 p.m. prior to the service.
A graveside committal service will take place Thursday, December 30, 2021 at 12 p.m. in Waterford Rural Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Troy Boys and Girls Club, 1700 7th Ave., Troy, NY 12180