Herbert T. “Herb” Shields, 98, of Stamford, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at Fox Hospital following a brief illness.
Born November 8, 1921 in the Bronx, he was the son of the late Peter E. and Adelaide Richardson Shields.
Herb proudly served his country in the Army Air Corps during WWII as an Airplane and Engine Mechanic from 1942-46. As an Aerial Engineer on the B-24 Liberator, Herb was responsible for the mechanical functioning and flying condition of the aircraft. Herb lived in Hicksville, NY until he relocated to Walton in 1983. He worked at Republic Aviation in Farmingdale, NY as a Senior Electrical Engineer for over 32 years until his retirement. Herb was a very active member of the First Baptist Church in Walton for many years where he played organ in the choir.
Survivors include his daughter June Y. Shields of Lynbrook, NY and sons Peter P. Shields and Timothy P. Shields both of Hancock. Herb is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his beloved wife of 73 years Natalie J. Shields who passed March 2, 2016 and sisters Adelaide, Grace, Lillian, Evelyn, Edna and Miriam.
Calling hours to which relatives and friends are invited to attend will be held on Monday, December 9, 2019 from 11-12 P.M. at Courtney Funeral Home, 25 Townsend Street, Walton. A service to celebrate Herb’s life will follow at the funeral home at 12 P.M. with Pastor Nate Watkins officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Walton Cemetery.
Memorial donations in Herb’s memory may be made to Samaritan's Purse, 801 Bamboo Rd., Boone, NC 28607 or online at www.samaritanspurse.org
Arrangements have been entrusted to Courtney Funeral Home, Walton. To leave a message of hope and comfort for Herb’s family please visit www.courtneyfh.com