Sadly, Herb Fibel suffered a fall on New Years Day and passed away January 2. Many people play supporting roles in Maricopa Audubon Society, but Herb was it’s lifeblood, keeping us on track, recruiting (raise your hand if you took a Basic Birding class from Herb!), embracing the room with his small stature but enormous presence, regaling us with unbearably corny jokes. He was passionate about birding and conservation as the two are entwined. He was warm hearted and principled, a gentleman and a mensch.
We had a Celebration Of Herbs Life on Saturday, January 11 at
Shalimar Country Club in Tempe. The house was standing room only and many wonderful memories were shared by people from the many branches of Herb's life.
Donations may be made to a fund established in Herbs honor to promote education in conservation and birding.
Make checks out to "Maricopa Audubon Society" with a notation "Herb S. Fibel Education Fund " and send to:
Maricopa Audubon Society
c/o Matt VanWallene
11004 E Villa Park St
Chandler, AZ 85248