Herbert George Flavell

Herbert George Flavell, 86, of Hallstead, PA, formerly of Kearny, passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.  Beloved husband of the late Eleanor for 57 years.  Devoted father and father-in-law of Kathleen and Briant Bodrato of Northvale, Karen and Patrick Flavell-Boney of Northvale, Cynthia and the late John Demmer of Northvale, and Michael Flavell and Robert Flavell, both of Hallstead, PA.  Cherished grandfather of Nicole and her husband Shawn, Meghan and her husband Michael, Shawn, Shane, Ashley, Jordan, Erin, Christopher, and Jenna.  Adored great-grandfather of Andrew, Tyler, Shaelynn, Avelynn, Alyonna, Matthew, and Mikayla.  Dearest brother of Marion Dekoyer, George Flavell, Claire Flavell, and the late Dorothy Lowrey and Margaret Moore.Herbert was a USMC and US Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a letter carrier for the USPS in Kearny, NJ for 33 years, and served the union as shop steward for many years.A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 10:30 AM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale (201-767-3050) with interment to follow at Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill, NY.  Visiting hours are Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM.www.pizzifuneralhome.com


  1. I’m so sorry. My deepest sympathy to the entire family. I enjoyed his Facebook life and stories. Such an unbelievable and fulfilling life. He missed Eleanor so much too and now they can be together forever.

  2. I am so sorry to learn of Herbert’s passing. I know he adored his family. He is now with his beloved Elenore. My thoughts and prayers are eith his family…

  3. Herbert I am so very sorry to hear this news you were one in a million! Love to your family ♥️ And may you rest in heavenly peace. You are now with you dear Elenor ❤️

  4. My thoughts and prayers go out to all our Flavell/Kerr families as we grieve the passing of a wonderful and full of life man. Whom worked hard and put his family first. He always had a thought and memory to share. Hugs to all and Herb enjoy your meaning with Eleanor and Uncle Bobbie ❤️

  5. Good-bye old friend. You were an inspiration.

  6. patricia boswell

    It was a privledge to know such a sweet man.You should have put all your wonderful stories in a book.You not only loved your family so much,but you were so mindful of taking care of the deer,birds and other wild life.If all people could be like you,this would be a kind and peaceful place to live in. I know you have finally joined your love,and I am positive you are now with our Savior and Lord. God bless your family,and may you all feel the peace only our Lord can provide.

  7. RIP Soldier! Your mission is complete, he will assign you another!!

  8. Over the course of numerous emails,musings,hilarity, Herb was a man of many wonders. Husband, father,Veteran, Union member.. the best accolade one wishes to be remembered by is;A DECENT HUMAN BEING. Freely shared his knowledge and sticking up for what was decent.

  9. RIP my friend and Union Brother , always enjoyed your stories ,

  10. We are so sorry to hear about Herbie. Such good memories when we were at convention with your mom and dad. We enjoyed his wit. Our prayers are with you.

  11. There has been noone sweeter, nor more loving to his wife, family and animals than my dear friend Herbert Flavell. He had an incredible memory and zest for life few could match. He could remember names, addresses, places, dates and times – almost to the minute. I will forever cherish having him as a friend. I know he is hugging, kissing and holding Eleanor’s hand like it’s their first date.

    I love and miss you so much already.

  12. Whats on my mind today. I would like to start out by saying it was the best thing I did moving closer to pepa for so many reasons. My two daughters Avelynn and alyonna and myself would drive up there every weekend or every other weekend since it was only hr drive and pepa would always have a chore for me he would say to either fix something build something or just help him with something he had bought. Than at night we would just talk either about his health or stories about him in his younger days. Most stories he would repeate them but I could just listen for hours and sometimes I even finish his thoughts. I also enjoyed at least two times a yr going to take him to his doctor appt in Kearny I would drive the hour to pick him up than we drive 3 hrs to Kearny get his paper work filled out and than I would drive him back home. Our last trip would be December 18 I would always look over he be taking his naps like usual he loved his naps about hr into our trip in Dover on RT 80 we ran into snow squalls oh boy was he nervous on the edge of his seat I didn’t say much my hands where just white knuckles from holding the steering wheel so tight he says and I quote “in all my years driving I have never drove through anything like that” he goes on to repeatedly saying this is ridiculous we finally made it out of the snow squall and he said u did a good job shawny boy that made me so proud. I will always cherish and remain so amazed by pepa and just the man he truly is and will always be in everyone’s heart the greatest bionic man. I just wish I could be half the man he was.

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