Herbert Charles Glifort

Herbie was born at home to Frieda and Arnold Glifort in Port Chester, N.Y. on August 2, 1929. Herb was a man of many talents and interests from boxing to WWII history.  He enjoyed his childhood boating on the Byram River with friends and dreamed of seeing the world.  Shortly after graduating from Port Chester High in 1947, he had that dream fulfilled when he enlisted in the Navy on December 27, 1950 and sailed to Japan on board the USS Champlain and to Cuba on board the USS Palau during the Korean Conflict.  After four years of service, he came home to Port Chester where he worked for his father’s local roofing business which he later took over.  During this time met the love of his life, Aline.  She was a bit more hesitant about starting a relationship, but he persisted and won her heart. They remained married until his death 65 years later. 
In Port Chester, Herbie was an active member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and a dedicated volunteer of Putnam Engine and Hose Fire Dept for 50 years.  He was also a firefighter for the Village of Scarsdale, N.Y. for 23 years.  Upon retirement he and Aline moved to South Harwich where he loved to make one-of-a-kind wall clocks, fish, and fix bicycles to give to those in need or sell them for charity.  His bikes have been distributed far and wide from Cape Cod to Florida.  He and Aline also found time to tour Europe and the US.  He enjoyed having lunch with the local group of retired old men eating out (ROMEOs) who shared many laughs together once a month. He was a very active member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, working on the building and grounds and serving as an usher until illness prevented him from doing so.
Herb truly had a kind heart that was filled with love for his family, loyalty to his friends, and compassion for those less fortunate than he.  Along with his wife, Herb leaves behind two sons and their wives, Phil (Karen) of Stamford, Conn., and Wayne (Kathy) of South Harwich, one daughter, Gail of Chapel Hill, N.C. and four grandchildren, Melissa (Jamie) Foss, Geoffrey, Nathaniel, and Emerie. 
He left this world to meet his Lord on July 19 and rejoin his many friends and family who predeceased him.
A celebration of life will be held at St. Peter’s on Route 137, Harwich, MA on July 29 at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in his memory to SmileTrain.org or the Alzheimer›s Family Support Center of Cape Cod (AFSCCC) 2095 Main St, Brewster, MA 02631.