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Herbert William Eigenrauch Jr., Age 70, of Aberdeen, passed away on Thurs, Aug 4th at RWJ University Hospital in New Brunswick.  Herb was predeceased by his wife, Pal Yon Kim, in 2004; his father, Herbert William Eigenrauch in 1993; and his mother Mary Helen Voorhees Eigenrauch in 2005.

Herb is survived by his three children, daughters Cheryl McLeoud and her husband Asher of Sydney, Australia and Tami Eigenrauch of Jersey City and son Herbie Eigenrauch III and his wife Fay of Red Bank; his eight beloved grandchildren here in the states and abroad; his long-time girlfriend, Maggi Bell of Aberdeen; and his brother, Alan Bruce of Monmouth Beach.

Herb Eigenrauch Jr. was born in 1945 in Long Branch. He grew up in the River Plaza section of Middletown and graduated from Middletown High School in 1963. Herb went on to attend Tusculum College, Greeneville, TN and graduated in 1967 with a degree in Business Administration. After graduating college he enlisted in the US Army and served from 1967 to 1971. He was stationed in Okinawa and Korea. It was in Korea, that Herb met his future wife Kim, before heading back to New Jersey to start a new family. Upon arriving back in the US, he began a career that lasted 30 years as a sales manager for Supply King in Neptune, before he retired in 2004. He was currently employed with Helfrich & Sons, as a school bus driver, most notably for the students of Holy Cross Catholic School in Rumson.

Herb had a true lust for life, with the simplicities that brought him the most joy. These joys were derived from his hobbies that included gardening, cooking, bird watching, and conversing with friends and family daily, usually about the Mets and Jets or the children along his bus route, whom he adored.  He never took his responsibilities to these children and their safety lightly and was proud to be the smiling face that greeted them each morning.

He enjoyed many cruises over the years with his partner and friend, Maggi. In recent years, he reconnected with his Tuscalana friends and created many more shared times and memories to be cherished with them. Herb was a member of the Tres Dias, an interdenominational Christian leadership movement, which served as the perfect outlet for his guitar playing, where he charitably gave of his time and efforts. In addition, he was an active member of VFW Post 4303, where he frequently spent time with friends.

The greatest joy in Herb's life were his grandchildren both here and abroad. He kept in constant touch with his grandchildren in Australia and was blessed to be a part of their lives. Nothing brought out the best in Herb like his two granddaughters, Quincy and Scout.  He never missed an opportunity to share a beach day with them, (their greatest shared bond), a holiday, or to celebrate any number of their personal milestones. He bonded deeply with his grandchildren, his greatest joy, and in return they loved their "Pop Pop" beyond all else. As a father Herb was constantly available as a reliable friend and nurturer.

With all of life's ups and downs, there was no problem too great for Herb’s willingness to assist, ease or resolve for the betterment of his children. Herb will be forever in our hearts and his presence in all our lives.

Services to honor Herb will take place at the Thompson Memorial Home 310 Broad St, Red Bank with visitation on Mon Aug 15th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm and a Family Gathering on Tues Aug 16th at 11:30 am until noon. Interment will be at the Brig.Gen.Wm. C. Doyle Veteran’s Mem Cem at 1:00 pm in the chapel. In lieu of flowers please feel free to donate to the Class of 1967 Tusculum College Memorial Scholarship Fund in memory of Herbert W. Eigenrauch, Jr.
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