“You Shall Love Your Neighbor As Yourself” (Leviticus 19:18)
November 11, 2018
Beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother, former real estate executive, Herbert M. Hutt, 91, lovingly known as “Herbie” by family, colleagues, and friends, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving children on Sunday, November 1, 2020.
Herbie and his identical twin Stewie were born in the Bronx, New York to Mildred and Irving Hutt. Together, they weighed 5 pounds and were premature. As their weight went down to 1 ¾ pounds each, the doctor told their parents that they were dying and that their only hope was Dr. Martin Cooney, who had come over from Germany with something he called “in-cu-bat-ors.” Under Dr. Cooney’s care, they were on display at Coney Island and Atlantic City, where people paid a nickel to view them. They thrived under his care.
The family moved to Woodbridge, New Jersey when the twins were 5. The twins adored each other and dressed alike all the way through college, playing pranks. They attend local schools and graduated from Woodbridge Senior High School, class of 1947.
Herbert graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 1951, with a degree in Business Administration. He then graduated with a Master in Business Administration from Harvard Graduate Business School in 1953.
Herbert then served in the United States Navy as a Lieutenant in the Supply Corps. He married the love of his life, Arlyn Rhoda Seiler, a Goucher University graduate, in 1954 and they shared 59 beautiful years together until Arlyn passed away in 2013.
He worked for US Home Corporation as Executive Vice President in NJ for 20 years and continued when he was transferred to the west coast of Florida. He lived there for several years; a devoted husband and father of 3 children: Brian, Pamela (Jesse), and Bennett. He loved reading, boating, football, and being with his family.
Eventually, he came to the east coast of Florida and was actively involved with Temple Beth El, Boca Raton, and was integral in forming an intellectual men’s group, Company A, with over 150 members. He was known for being an astute advisor and mentor, as well as having a great sense of humor. He was a lifelong learner, avidly reading 4 newspapers per day, and never having a shortage of topics to talk about.
Herbert is survived by his 3 children: Brian, Pamela (Jesse), and her husband Stuart, and son Bennett and his wife Erika; adoring grandchildren: Elliott, Avra, Chloe, and Nathan, and many loving friends and family.
Herbie and Arlyn were both affected by Parkinson’s Disease.
South Florida Parkinson’s Association
Herbie valued the Jewish community through Temple Beth El and Company A.
Herbie valued education and was a mentor in the founding of Animas High School in Durango, Colorado.