H.H. Voremberg 1933-2017

HH and Linda Voremberg
HH and Linda Voremberg

H.H. Voremberg was born on Apr. 20, 1933 in Dresden, Germany. Within a few years, the Jewish family became victims of the Nazi regime. When he was about four-years-old, his father was taken to Buchenwald prison camp and held there two or so years. After his release, the family of three escaped to Amsterdam, Denmark where they boarded the S.S. Rotterdam for New York City. HH’s constant companion, except for his parents, was a teddy bear named Robbie, which inspired a book called Robbie: A journey of hope.

From there, the Vorembergs started a second journey, traveling from New York to Longview, Washington where Herbert attended the local schools and they thrived until they moved to Portland, Oregon. HH later attended the University of Oregon, but in his senior year he left school and joined the U.S. Army. He spent two years as a soldier in North Korea.

After coming home, he met Linda Long and they married in 1959. Their only child, Lisa, was born in 1962. The family settled in Portland where Herbert started his first advertising agency. Later, HH moved his family to St. Louis, MO where he started another advertising agency. He remained there until retiring.

HH and Linda enjoyed traveling through many states including Hawaii. After both HH and Linda were retired, they settled in Scottsdale. Herbert was active in several community activities – Kiwanis, Chamber of Commerce, and he was “Nick” of Nick & Suzy, restaurant reviewers for the Foothills Sentinel/Foothills Focus. At the age of 84, HH died of a sudden heart attack on May 19, 2017 at his Winfield home.