Herbert Kratchman passed away on December 28 at the age of 92, at home in Lafayette Hill, PA, surrounded by his loving wife and children. He was known for his good nature and humor and will be missed by all who knew him.
Herb was born March 23, 1929, in Philadelphia, PA and was a life-long resident of the Philadelphia area. He graduated from Central High School and received his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Temple University. Following college he served stateside in the U.S. Army from 1952-1954 as a Personnel Administrator. Herb worked for various companies, including ITT-Nesbit and Burroughs Corporation, before launching Renninger's Antique Guide, a leading East-Coast antiques newspaper, in 1976. He and his wife continued publishing Renninger's Antique Guide until 2020.
He met his beloved wife of 66 years, Harriett (Ackerman) Kratchman, on a blind date arranged by mutual college friends, and were married in 1955 in Philadelphia. They raised two children, Paul and Michele, and the family settled in Lafayette Hill, PA. Herb and Harriett loved to spend time together along with their extended family and friends.
Herb was preceded in death by his father William Kratchman, mother Katherine Kratchman and brother Lowell Kratchman. He is survived by his wife, Harriett Kratchman, son Paul Kratchman (Candace Smith), daughter Michele Kratchman (Jon Fishman), granddaughters Isadora Kratchman and Rose Kratchman, and brother-in-law Alvin Ackerman (Janet Ackerman).
A private graveside service will be held at Montefiore Cemetery on Friday December 31 at 11:30 am.
In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to World Central Kitchen, or a charity of the donor's choice.