Herbert Ware Middleton

 United States

  • Date Of Birth: December 15, 1938
  • Date Of Death: December 21, 2019
  • Resting Place: Homer
  • City: Greenbelt
  • State: Maryland

Herb Middleton passed away on December 21, 2019, at Providence Hospital in Anchorage, Alaska. Herb was born in Greenbelt, Maryland on December 15, 1938, to parents Henry and Lulu Middleton. In 1948, the family drove north on the Alaska Highway to build a home near Fritz Creek on the Kenai Peninsula where the family successfully attained a patent on their homestead.

Herb studied civil engineering at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks, followed by a distinguished career in engineering from which he retired at the age of 76. Herb worked on road projects over the entire state of Alaska. He managed numerous projects up and down the eastern seaboard of the US, from Bath, Maine, to Dallas, TX, and many cities in between. He also worked on a big project in Cairo and an airport in Okinawa. Point of pride for Herb was the time he spent on the Bradley Lake Project across the bay from Homer. Herb made his final move back to Homer in 2018. He lived the last year and 1/2 of his life being busy and working hard. He spent his time cutting trees for firewood, lawn mowing, reading, and sharing stories of his adventures.

Herb had a soft and loving heart for children and had joyful times with the toddlers in the family. Herb is preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Lulu Middleton, his son Daren, and his brother, King Middleton. He is survived by brothers, Jeff (Janet) Middleton, Tim (Joyce) Middleton, and sisters, Jane Middleton, Pam (Steve) Hooker, and Cindy Graham, ex-partner Sharon Moreland of Harrogate TN, and will be missed also by many nieces and nephews.