Michael “Herbie” Cerbasi

Michael John Cerbasi “Herbie”, 57, of Tappan, NY, formerly of Norwood, NJ, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, January 11, 2022. He was the beloved father of Audrie. Dearest brother of Philip and wife Joyce, Patricia Schwarz and husband Jack, Mary Louise Cerbasi and Todd and the late Bingo and his wife Janice.  Adored uncle of Joseph Cerbasi, Brian Schwarz, Kate Cerbasi, Kim Schwarz, Jennifer Moran and David Duffy. Great-uncle of Amelia, Joseph, Maya, Leo, Gabriella and Jack. Predeceased by parents Joseph Jr. and Audrey. Also survived by Suzanne Cerbasi.

Herbie was a proud veteran of the US Navy. He was a glazier for Local 1087 IUPAT in NYC. Herbie loved his family and friends, was an avid fisherman and a huge fan of The Grateful Dead.

Visiting hours are Sunday, January 16, 2022 from 2-6 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050).

In lieu of flowers, donations in Herbie’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice.  



  1. RIP Mike – I have so many great memories with you and the family. You were such a huge part of my life for all those years. Rest easy my friend. ❤️

  2. Im proud he was my uncle.

    And im gonna miss him a lot.

    The stuff hr taught me will be with me forever.

    The camping and fishing trips we took and will never get to take.

    Cheers unc.


    Fond memories of Herbie over the years and mostly when he joined us camping up in Harriman. He always greeted you with a big hug and smile. R.I.P. Herbie you will be sorely missed by all who were fortunate enough to know you.

  4. He was one of the finest human beings. I had the pleasure to ever meet

  5. Remembered fondly as a patron of Dave’s Tavern when I bartended in Hell’s Kitchen. His personality made the atmosphere fun and friendly in a way only Mikey ‘Glass’ could. Farewell Mikey, and condolences to his family and all the friends he’s left behind.

  6. Michael, Herbbie, Uncle Mike, God were going to miss you,,, So special to everyone in this family….. Especially little Richie he treasure his first knife from you all those lottery tickets. Many many years of Love. You were the best always sharing the love, you were a great man who put his mark well on the world. This world will not be the same without you. Love you man, PEACE OUT!!!! Go with God with my friend

  7. George Lanzaro & Family

    Thank you for being a blessing in my family’s life. You were always larger than life, authentic and giving.
    One of the finest people one could ever know. Simply the best.

    Like an angel, standing in a shaft of light, Rising up to paradise, I know YOU’RE gonna shine

  8. Can’t belive the last time I got to hang with you was the show. Nothing but good memories. R.I.P

  9. Herbie -You were one of a kind- always soft spoken, sweet and caring. All your old Norwood pals will miss you -but we will keep you in our hearts forever. Remembering all the awesome old days… nothing better.
    Rest easy my friend … ❤️

  10. Jeffery “Sid” dalton

    Along our journey in life we sometimes are blessed to have the pleasure of coming across a person that reminds us why we chase livin. For a lot of people like myself, Herbie was one of those people. Since the first night I met him he was the epitome of the spark of life. The man had the “gift of gab” that could make ya feel like you were there when he told a story and he mixed well with any crowd after a few minutes. You could tell he was a solid guy and a rare breed. The world lost a good one this time but I know I and a lot of others are gonna hold on to the smiles and that raspy laugh for the rest of our lives. Until we catch up Rest In Peace herb ✌.

  11. He was one of the finest human beings I have ever known. He had the bigest hart. He will be missed. R.I.P my friend. you will be missed but not forgotten. A sad day… MY Friend Micheal (Herbie).

  12. Danielle Bowman

    Such sad news, RIP Herbie

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