Robert D. Herdling MONTPELIER — Robert D. Herdling, 82, of Dairy Lane, formerly of Winsted, Connecticut, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin. Born Jan. 13, 1937, in Winsted, he was the son of Karl and Dorthea (Maher) Herdling. Robert graduated from The Gilbert School in Winsted and University of Hartford in West Hartford, Connecticut. He was a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with Aetna Life and Casualty in Connecticut before relocating to Montpelier. While in Montpelier, he worked as a CPA for National Life Insurance Co. and Aon, retiring in 2002. He served in the U.S. Army from 1955-1958. He was a Master Mason for over 36 years and former treasurer at Aurora Lodge #22 in Montpelier, member of the Scottish Rite and Mount Sinai Temple #3. He was also a lifetime member of the Winsted Lodge of Elks #844. In his free time, Robert was an automotive enthusiast with an affinity for NASCAR. He was also an avid New England Patriots fan. Survivors include his two sons Scott R. Herdling and fiancée Penny Inglee, of Proctor, and Robert K. Herdling and companion Ashley Julian, of Montpelier; his grandchildren Catherine Yakunovich, Camrynn Herdling-Julian, Kynnzlee Herdling-Julian, Robert Herdling, Cheyenne Herdling, Makayla Walters Herdling and Abby Latour; his great-grandchildren Alana and Mila Yakunovich; and his sisters Jean Sparks, of Winsted, and Beverly Anderson, of Torrington, Connecticut; as well as several nieces and nephews; and his former wife, Virginia “Ginny” Clinton, of Torrington. Robert was predeceased by his parents. Family and friends may call on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre. In Winsted, additional calling hours will be held Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Montano-Shea Funeral Home, 922 Main St., followed by a private interment in the Forest View Cemetery. For a memorial guestbook, visit In lieu of flowers, in an effort to continue the good work of the Shriners, the family requests donations be made in his name to the Shriners Hospital For Children, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114 or online by going to

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