Herbert J. Hasbrouck, 71, of New Milford, died Dec. 23, 2008, at New Milford Hospital.

He was born Aug. 15, 1937, in Lewisboro, N.Y., son of Herbert L. and Elizabeth Hasbrouck.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Ruthie; two sons, Herb Jr. and Patrick of New Milford; a granddaughter, Miranda Rose Hasbrouck of Torrington; three nephews, Arty Arnold, Thomas W . and Ronald J. Koch
; and in-laws, Thomas and Jeanne Koch.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Lorey Elizabeth Hasbrouck ; and a sister, Rose Arnold.

Mr. Hasbrouck served in the U.S. Navy and had been employed for many years by the New York and Connecticut railroads.

He was a lifetime member of the Concordia Society Club of Danbury , and worked as a bartender.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.