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Age 86, peacefully on Sunday, November 22, 2009. Beloved husband of the late Bessie Tyler Haier. Born and raised on the North Side Herbert proudly served with the 508th Parachute Infantry during the Korean War and WWII. He retired with 35 years service as Mail Clerk at Veterans Administration Hospital in Oakland. He was a long time resident of McKees Rocks before residing with his niece Marilyn and her husband David Centennial. The beloved brother and brother-in-law of the late Erma and Alex Miller, Mildred and Herbert Martin, Edward Haier and Ernie (King) Haier. He will be missed by his many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews. Visitation WEDNESDAY ONLY 2-6pm at STEPHEN M. BRADY FUNERAL HOME, 920 Cedar Ave. (across from A.G.H.). Funeral Service Wednesday at 6pm.

Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on November 25, 2009

(courtesy of Edward Toy)

Grave marker for Herbert A. Haier in the Mount Calvary Cemetery, McKees Rocks (Allegheny county), Pennsylvania.

 Herbert enlisted in the Army at Pittsburgh, PA on 13 January 1943 and was assigned to HQ 3rd, 508th PIR.

On 24 October 1943, during the Tennessee maneuvers, Pvt Haier was hospitalized in the Station Hospital at Camp Forrest TN.  While there he was released from the service on 11 November 1943.