Herbert D. Near 91, of Philmont and lifelong resident, died peacefully at his home Wednesday February 17, 2021. Born March 19, 1929 in Hudson, he was the son of the late Robert Near Sr. and Mary (Silvernail) Near. After graduating from Philmont High School, Herbert was drafted and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was employed with Columbia County Dept. of Weights and Measures until his retirement. Herbert was pre-deceased by his beloved wife D. Patricia (Smith) Near in 2012.

He is survived by 2 sons: Thomas Near and( Marie Wolferstieg) of Philmont and Michael R. Near of Philmont, 3 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He was pre-deceased by his daughter Collen Near as well as 2 brothers: Alfred “Butch” Near and Robert “Dave” Near.

There are no calling hours. Funeral prayers will be offered graveside at Mellenville Union Cemetery 11:00am on Monday February 22, 2021. Services under the direction of Sacco Funeral Home Hudson.

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