Sep. 21, 1923 - Dec. 26, 2012
Catherine Hervig, 89, of Bradenton, FL, died on Dec. 26, 2012. Funeral arrangements by: Bradenton Funeral Home.
Catherine Helen Donaldson Hervig passed away peacefully in her sleep on December 26, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Don I. Hervig. She is survived by her three children, Dr. Nan Giordano of Clayton, Georgia, Don and (Brenda) Hervig of Estill Springs, Tennessee, David and (Dana) Hervig of Sarasota, Florida, her sister Mildred Donaldson, her brother Barron Donaldson, both of Schwenksville, Pennsylvania. She was the beloved grandmother of 14 and the great grandmother of 11.
Catherine was born September 21, 1923 in Jersey City, New Jersey, where she graduated from high school and had wonderful times with her many cousins, aunts, and uncles at the shore. Early in her career as a secretary, she met her soldier and was whisked away to Hawaii where she began first as Wife, shortly thereafter as Mom. Catherine was an amazing grandmother and caretaker for her husband in her latter years. She became known to the family as "St. Catherine" due to her selfless love and caring that she showed everyone that was lucky enough to know her. She will live on through her many family members, and will be missed every day of our lives. A private family service was held to celebrate her life