|Birth: ||Jun. 13, 1910|
|Death: ||Dec. 14, 2006|
June 13, 1910 - December 14, 2006
Dr. Herbert Player, 96, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, December 14, 2006. Born to Herbert and Edna Player in Kansas City, Missouri, he was the oldest of five children. After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley in 1934, he practiced optometry for 54 years in Stockton and Oakdale. During his long career he was a lecturer at the School of Optometry at Cal, a pioneer in fitting contact lenses and served as the first president of the Board of Directors at the Blind Center. He was a past member of the American Optometric Association, Lions Club and the Stockton Golf and Country Club. He most enjoyed playing golf and spending time with his family. He maintained a keen wit and intellectual curiosity throughout his long, rich life.
Dr. Player was preceded in death by his brothers, Charles and William Player; sister, Ella Grady and daughter, Annette Paleologos. He is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Dolores Player of Stockton; a sister, of Tyler, Texas; a daughter, of Napa; grandchildren; great granddaughter, and great-great-grandson, both of Medford, Oregon.
A private Memorial for the family will be held at a later date. Donations may be made to the Community Center for the Blind, 130 W. Flora St., Stockton, CA 95202.
Herbert S Player in household of Herbert I Player, "United States Census, 1920"
Residence: , Jackson, Missouri
Household Gender Age Birthplace
SELF Herbert I Player M 34y New York
WIFE Edna M Player F 34y Kansas
SON Herbert S Player M 9y Missouri
SON Charles A Player M 7y Missouri
DAU Ella M Player F 5y Missouri
SON William I Player M 3y6m Missouri
DAU Grace M Player F 1y7m Missouri
Herbert Player in entry for Herbert S Player and Willah M Eggleston, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
Name: Herbert S Player
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 28 Apr 1951
Event Place: San Joaquin, California, United States
Birth Year (Estimated): 1911
Father's Name: Herbert Player
Mother's Name: Edna May Roth
Spouse's Name: Willah M Eggleston
Spouse's Age: 31
Spouse's Gender: Female
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1920
Spouse's Father's Name: Marion Beard
Spouse's Mother's Name: Sarah Laberta Reeves
Herbert Ivan Player (1885 - 1938)
Edna May Roth Player (1885 - 1979)
Delores Ardelle Schmid Player (1927 - 2013)*
Park View Cemetery and Funeral Home
San Joaquin County
Created by: Yvonne
Record added: Mar 15, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 106757893