Funeral Arrangements Set For Capt. Herbie Johnson

The fallen firefighter will be waked at Saint Rita of Cascia High School on Wednesday, Nov. 7.

Wake and funeral arrangements for Chicago Fire Department Capt. Herbert Johnson have been released. 

The wake will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 7 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Shrine Chapel of Saint Rita of Cascia High School, 7740 South Western Avenue. A funeral Mass will also be held at Saint Rita on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 11 a.m. 

Johnson will be interred at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. 

The following is Johnson's death notice: 

Captain Herbert T. Johnson "Herbie" (CFD); Devoted husband of Susan, nee McMahon; Loving father of CPL Thomas (USMC), Laurie, and Michael "Mickey"; Dear brother of Julie (the late Douglas) Marcinek, Mary Cay, Peggy (Dave) Ladd, John, James (Theresa), Ted (Ruth), and Terry; Cherished son of the late Herbert J. and Joan; Dear uncle, cousin and friend to many. Loyal Chicago firefighter for 33 years. Visitation Wednesday 3 to 9 p.m. at St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel, 7740 S. Western Ave., Chicago, IL. Funeral Thursday, family and friends will meet directly at church for 11:00 a.m. Mass. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Herbie Johnson Memorial Fund, Harris Bank would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Curley Funeral Home (T.P. Kerrigan Associates). For funeral info 708-422-2700.

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W. Frank Palmer jr. November 05, 2012 at 01:58 AM
R.I.P Herbie, God's blessings to your family...
Nicole Marriner November 05, 2012 at 05:49 AM
I want to thank you for always being there; you were always there for your medics, thank you! God bless your family!
OakLawn Res November 05, 2012 at 01:12 PM
The wake will be held on Wednesday, Nov 4 ? Was that suppose to be Nov. 7th? Or am I missing or misreading something?
Josh Higgins November 05, 2012 at 05:12 PM
R.I.P Herb... U were a friend of the families and one amazing fireman who had a TRUE sense of duty and commitment... U will be missed wholeheartedly... May your procession through the golden gates into heaven be smooth and quick... Much love... The Higgins Family


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