Published DateNORTHPORT, New York — Herbert L. Livingstone Jr., age 84, passed away peacefully on March 29, 2013, at Hospice House in East Northport, NY. Herbert was born in Plymouth, NH to Herbert and Thelma (Colby) Livingstone. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, David Livingstone, and most recently by his wife of 59 years, Helen. He was a devoted father to Thomas; Herbert III "Buddy" and his sons, Dylan and Ryan; Mary (Hans); Andrew (Kathy) and their son, John; and Ann (Alan) and their sons, Adam (Amy) and Daniel.
Herbert graduated from Meredith High School in 1946 and attended Bates College in Maine graduating with a degree in History & Government in 1950. Herbert served in the Army during the Korean War. He received a Master's in Education from Cornell University in 1955 before beginning his teaching career at Northport High School where he taught History and coached for many years. He was recognized as Teacher of the Year in 1958. He left teaching in 1969 and was a long-time employee of Elmhurst Dairy of Queens, New York. Herb, a life-long Boston Red Sox fan, and Helen, a life-long New York Yankee fan, taught their children that despite different points of view, we can live happily together.
Visitation and celebration of Herb and Helen will be held at Nolan & Taylor-Howe Funeral Home in Northport, NY on Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m., and Friday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. with the service immediately following. Burial/interment will follow at the Calverton National Cemetery. For more information and online memorial go to http://nthfh.com/obituary_view/2013-03-herbert-l-livingstone/10046256
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Herbert and Helen's names to the VFW or a charity of your choice.