Emma Ann Herman, 99, Larkesville, passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at Manor Care Nursing Center, Kingston.
Emma was born in Scranton, daughter of the late Fred and Bruna Reichert Herman. She was a graduate of Scranton High School.
Emma was a secretary with PP & L, Scranton for 38 years. She was also affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America for many years. Emma loved to paint and sew for her family and friends. She was a devout Christian, and a member of the Republican National Committee and the George Walker Bush Library. Emma had also been a member of various women’s clubs in the Wyoming Valley and Turlock, CA, where she resided for many years.
Surviving are nieces and nephews including: Janet Balcerzak, Scranton and Fred Herman, Tunkhannock, plus many great nieces and nephews.
Emma’s family dedicated this poem at her memorial service:
A precious one from us is gone
A familiar and beloved voice is stilled
A place is vacant in our home
That can never be filled,
God saw the road was getting rough,
The hilltop hard to climb,
He gently closed your weary eyes,
And whispered “Peace Be Thine”
Funeral Services were held this week. Interment was in Forest Hills Cemetery, Dunmore. Arrangements were under the direction of The Richard H. Disque Funeral Home, Inc. 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas.