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PORTIA HERFORD


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PORTIA HERFORD Obituary
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Age 74, of Brighton Township, passed away August 19, 2014, at the Heritage Valley Beaver. Born September 7, 1939, in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of the late Gerhard and Katharine Derge and had been a resident of Brighton Township for over 20 years. She retired as a Montessori teacher with both Ohio Valley and Beaver Valley Montessori Schools. A 1957 graduate of Aspinwall High School, she later graduated from Case Western Reserve with her bachelor's degree in social work. She is survived by her brother, Jeffery Derge and his wife, Dorothy, State College; a nephew, Gillmer Derge, Cohoes, NY; a niece, Katharine Gipe and her husband, Phil, State College; and a great-niece and nephew, Alice and Lewis Gipe; and several special cousins. As per her wishes, cremation services were conducted by the NOLL FUNERAL HOME, INC., 333 Third St., Beaver. Online condolences may be shared at www.nollfuneral.com. Memorial contributions may be made, if desired, to the .
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Aug. 24, 2014
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