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Posted By Whitney & Murphy On March 30, 2012 @ 10:20 am In Obituary | 14 Comments


Herb C. Tiffany, Jr., President and Owner of Tiffany Construction, passed away peacefully with his entire family at his side on March 28th, 2012 after a long seven year battle with cancer. He was born to Herb and Virginia Tiffany on May 15th, 1937. He is survived by Glenna, his devoted wife of over 50 years, his cherished children Herb III (Joanne), Jill Shiriashi (Shaun), John (Pamela), Cathy Comeau (Erich), Sam (Catherine) and Amy Marshall (Jeff) , his brother Mike (Patsy), sisters Ginny Sweeny (Ed) Monnie Calfee (Martin), Jane Duffy, 12 Grandchildren and 5 Great-grandchildren.

Herb attended St. Francis Xavier Elementary School, St. Mary’s High School (where he lettered in Football and Baseball), Phoenix College and Arizona State University. He was a staunch supporter of St. Mary’s and was inducted into the Knights Alumni Hall of Fame in 2009. Herb was a long time Parishioner of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church and a daily communicant. He also served as past President of The Arizona Chapter of Associated General Contractors (AGC) and was honored to be inducted into the AGC Hall of Fame.

Herb was very well known by all for his honesty, integrity, loyalty and virtue. He has received many accolades during his lifetime but family, friends and faith are what were most important to him and are what helped to sustain him throughout his battle. He has touched many and will be missed by all.

God Bless You, We Love You

A Visitation will be held from 5:00-8:00pm, Monday, April 2nd at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. A Funeral Mass and Celebration of Herb’s Life will be held at 3:30pm, Tuesday, April 3rd at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 4715 North Central Avenue, Phoenix.

In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests that contributions be sent in Herb’s name to the St. Mary’s High School Scholarship & Benefit Fund, 2525 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004


Condolences for the family of “TIFFANY, HERBERT C., JR.”

Condolence from Debbie Alexander on March 30th, 2012 12:03 pm

Please accept my sincere and deepest sympathy for your loss. My prayers go out to the entire Tiffany family during this difficult time.

Condolence from Bob Welling on March 30th, 2012 12:41 pm

I still remember how nice he was to me, 60 years ago. On the way home from school we would occasionally stop by the Tiffany house to play football, have cookies, etc. My condolences to the entire family, especially Mike, Monnie and Janie. The world would be a much better place if it consisted of more people like Herbie.

Condolence from Kevin Williams on March 30th, 2012 1:56 pm

Mr. Tiffany was a wonderful man and I can see his greatness in your amazing family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you move forward. HE WAS SHOOTING!!

Kevin Williams

Condolence from John and Mary Ann Powers on March 30th, 2012 6:25 pm

The world has truly lost a wonderful man, but heaven has gained another angel. We will always remember Herb’s smile, sense of humor and his devotion to his family and to Christ.

Condolence from Juliana Ortega on March 30th, 2012 9:41 pm

I want to extend my deepest sympathy to all of you. Mr. Herb, as my family called him, was an amazing and welcoming man. I am so lucky to have known him. Throughout the years, I often thought of all of you, but I thought about him a lot. I just want to say thank you Mr. Herb for giving me the honor of knowing the wonderful man that you are!

Condolence from Jim and Cindy Musselman-Jim, David, Bobby and Brian on March 31st, 2012 11:33 am

Glenna and family, Our hearts and prayers go out to you all. Herb was a wonderful person. We have been blessed to know him. It was so much fun being with him at the football and basketball teams at both St Thomas and St Mary’s and then seeing the other side of him quietly in prayer after Mass at St Thomas. He has touched many hearts and will be missed but has a wonderful family that carries on his legacy. God Bless You All.

Condolence from Larry Bliquez on April 1st, 2012 10:26 am

Herb was a senior when I was a freshman at St, Mary’s. He was the all american guy and a hero to me. I remember vividly the catch he made to beat Tucson in the fall of 1955. Condolences.

Condolence from Walt Steinbeck on April 1st, 2012 2:56 pm

My first meeting with Herb was very memorable – in a trailer full of construction folks – Herb rose and offered me his chair while he sought another for himself. Herb had yet to introduce himself to me and when I finally determined that Herb was owner of Tiffany Construction – I felt honored and blessed by his action. Herb always carried himself in a humble and light hearted way – I have often thought of Herb and his gracious manner – he was a true gentelmen in every sense of the word. God’s Speed Herb. My best wishes to the entire Tiffany family.

Condolence from Don, Sandi, Nikolas Schulz on April 2nd, 2012 1:41 pm

Glenna, Herb, John, Amy, and family,

Herb was an inspiration to all who had the opportunity to meet him. He will be missed by many and today the world is a lesser place without him. We hope that you and your family will find peace and comfort in knowing that his suffering is over and that his just rewards await.

May God bless you and your wonderful family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from Judy Adams on April 2nd, 2012 1:59 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. Herb was always a kind and friendly man even though our contacts were usually work related. He and his family have always been wonderful to work with, demonstrating the honor and integrity mentioned above. Herb will be missed.

Condolence from Jane Fulton Van Hagen on April 2nd, 2012 6:48 pm

I first met the Tiffany family when I was a little girl. I am a first cousin who spent a lot of time at their home where there was warmth, laughter, and always yummy treats to eat. . I am an only child so having 5 wonderful kids to play with made me feel like I was one of the family, the 6th kid. Herb, well “Herbie” as he was called back then, and I used to get into arm wrestling matches just for the fun of it. I can;’t remember who had the most wins, but, knowing Herbie, I bet he let me have my share. He was really the nicest boy even as a youngster. I last saw Herb at his mother’s 90th birthday party some years ago. I was very happy to meet his wife, Glenna, and his kids. What a tribute to him to have such a beautiful family and being able to leave a legacy to his children of such high honor during his life and career. God Bless you and your dear family, Herb. I’m so glad I had such fun with you, your brother and sisters during my younger years.

You will be in my prayers for a long time to come. Cousin Janie

Condolence from Dan Simione on April 3rd, 2012 8:20 am

To the Family of Herb Tiffany,

I was fortunate to have met Herb a few years back and found him to be such a nice man. He touched me with his kindness and how fairly he treated the people in his life. When on vacation in Mexico he opened his home and took me and a friend of mine on a tour of the area. Although my memories are few I will remember Herb to the end of my days.

Condolence from Brian Murphy on April 6th, 2012 2:16 pm

I sorry to hear of your loss Herb was very special. I always looked up to him. I enjoyed all his stories about my Mom and Dad and the smile he shared the Tiffany family will be in my prayers

Condolence from Coach Frank and Judy Denogean & Family on April 6th, 2012 7:00 pm

I would like to express my condolences and prayers to the entire Tiffany family. I had the pleasure to know Mr.Tiffany for many years while I worked at St. Mary’s. Herb was always a great supporter of the school and all of the Athletic programs. If you look in the dictionary for loyalty you will find Herb Tiffany’s picture. In this world of takers, Herb was the ultimate giver. I was fortunate to teach and coach some of the Tiffany kids and they displayed many of his unique characteristics. I had the pleasure to visit Herb and his wife this past Football season at the Banquet that they hosted at their home. It was the last time that I had a chance to speak to him and he was upbeat and positive. As a coach I knew we were always in the game because Herb was on the refs from start to finish. St. Mary’s has lost another pillar but I know the Tiffany family will forever remain strong. It was a pleasure to know your Dad and he will be in our daily prayers. God bless you all.

Sincerely Coach D.& Family.

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