Herbert Rabinaw, formerly of Princeton and Lawrenceville, passed away at the age of 86 on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, in Las Vegas, NV. He is survived by his daughter Jamie Moskowitz and son-in-law Joel Moskowitz, his sons Steven Rabinaw and David Rabinaw, and his adult grandchildren Katelyn and Daniel Rabinaw, and Heather Harrison.
Seemingly serious to some, Herbert’s quick wit and dry sense of humor was second to none. A lover of the comedy of the early-mid 1900’s, his humor was reminiscent of that one would find in a vaudeville show or later gems such as “Your Show of Shows.” He loved Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner and Jack Benny, just to name a few. He also loved show tunes, classical music and opera, but had a very special place in his heart for the music of George Gershwin. He was a true animal lover and found great enjoyment in nature documentaries.
Herbert retired in the early 1990’s after many years working in finance. Shortly after moving to Las Vegas in 2005, Herbert’s wife of nearly 44 years and best friend Susan was diagnosed with dementia. He then spent the next 11 years as her full-time devoted caregiver – attending to her every need on his own. As her condition worsened and ultimately became a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, Herbert never gave up hope or lamented the challenges that accompany such a complex disease. He loved her more than anything in the world until the very end.
A non-denominational memorial service for Herbert will be held on Sunday, September 10th at 1:00 p.m. at Mather-Hodge Funeral Home in Princeton. All who knew him are welcome to attend and encouraged to share any memories or stories of Herbert that they have.
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