In Passing: Herbert R. Zechman

Herbert R. Zechman

Herbert R. Zechman, 89, of Lickdale, Pa., died in his sleep on Sept. 1, 2012. He was born on Nov. 17, 1922 in Lickdale, Pa. He grew up working on the farm until being called to serve in the Army for WWII. After the war, he returned home to marry and raise four children.

Herbert worked in construction doing plumbing and was a master carpenter and cabinet maker. Herbert loved hunting, trapping and fishing. He perfected the art of canine trapping and was one of the first to catch a coyote in the mid-state area back in the early 1980s. His best trapping season netted him close to 100 foxes and several coyotes, all caught within a five-mile radius of home. He was an excellent lure maker and helped to promote the sport of trapping. He also enjoyed spending time with his sons calling foxes starting back in the early ’60s. He loved spending time with his grandsons on the trapline and at conventions.

Trapping, hunting and fishing were among Herbert’s favorite pastimes. He was also a very successful deer hunter and excellent fisherman.

He is truly missed.

— Submitted by Rodney Zechman

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