Jean Herman, 87, a lifelong resident of Scranton, died Saturday at Mountain View Nursing Home. Her husband of 37 years, August W. Herman, died in 2000.
Daughter of the late Jacob and Louise Kellow Volz, she graduated from Scranton Technical High School. Jean worked as a chemist's assistant at Scranton Technical High School and had a great interest in chemistry. She also worked for Scranton Tobacco Products, ICS and General Electric before she started her family. She made the decision to be a full-time mother to her son and her daughter. What was most valued by her and her husband was the love of family and being two great parents.
She was a loving mother, wife, sister, aunt and Nana. The most important thing to her was her family, her husband, children and especially her grandchild, Alexis. She always wanted a grandchild, and she was given one of the most special grandchildren there could be. Any time she spent with Alexis brought her great joy, and she loved her very much. She enjoyed shopping trips, going to flea markets, eating out and her sweets. She also enjoyed the vegetable garden we planted every year, and the fruit trees that she and her husband planted years ago.
Surviving are her daughter and best friend, Sandra Herman and fiancé, Mike Staneski; a son, August "Gus" Herman and wife, Vicki; her grandchild, Alexis Herman; a brother, Richard Volz and wife, Marilyn; a sister, Harriet Wittenbrader and husband, Bob; two brothers-in-law, Harold T. Lesh and Charles Herman; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was also preceded in death by sisters, Dorothy Lesh and Roymane Rodgers Terry.
The family would like to thank Dr. Richard Martin for his care of her over the last 20 years. She was able to live at home until the last month and that was very important to her.
The funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Brian Arthur Strauch Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, 602 Birch St., Scranton. Interment, Abington Hills Cemetery, South Abington Twp.
Friends may call Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m.
She suffered from dementia for the last two years, which robbed her of her life's memories. Memorial contributions may be made to the
, so that someday people do not have to lose their memories.
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