Greta L. Herringshaw 1928 - 2021 LITTLE FALLS – Greta L. Herringshaw, age 92, formerly of Herkimer, passed away peacefully on June 20, 2021. Greta was born on August 19, 1928, the daughter of the late Chester LeRoy and Augusta (Prestenbach) Ritcher. She attended Herkimer Schools, graduating in 1946. On November 5, 1947, she married Frank S. Pavlot. Greta's second marriage to Vern (Ike) Herringshaw, took place on November 17, 1957. Greta was a cashier for F.W. Woolworth, Grossman's Lumber Company and Aiello's Grocery Store. She enjoyed her working career and serving the public. She retired in 1997 as a custodian for Herkimer Elementary School. Greta enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, attending benefits, musical events and camping at Kayuta Lake. She loved the trips she made to Germany with her mother, visiting her German relatives. She also enjoyed sewing, crocheting and knitting hats and socks, affectionately known as "Greta Wear" for her family and friends. Greta will be remembered for her charitable acts of kindness and her willingness to help anyone in need. Besides making monetary donations to national and local charities, she sewed dresses for children in Haiti, knitted hats for children in Afghanistan, crocheted blankets for children born with AIDS and knitted hats for newborn babies for area hospitals. She will be greatly missed by all whose lives she touched, especially her children and grandchildren. She is survived by her loving children, Nancy (Herringshaw) Janusauskas, daughter-in-law, Maura Pavlot, Greta (Pavlot) Rathbun, Mark Pavlot, Wendy Herringshaw and her husband, James Gorinshek, Lori (Herringshaw) Miller and her friend, Stephen Miller and Todd Herringshaw and his partner, Karen McGrail; grandchildren, Regina Biando and her partner, Chris Palumbo, Michael Biando, Ryan (Tina) Pavlot, Kenneth (Lisa) Fedora, Jody (Chris) Rose, Greta Webb, Rod (Cathy) Rathbun, John (Angie) Rathbun, Danielle, Jessica and Jordan Pavlot, Shiloh Herringshaw and her partner, Nathaniel Blank, Erin Paul and her partner, Bo Li, Zachary Herringshaw and his partner, Kristen Schmaling, Connor Dykeman and Tyler Herringshaw; many great-grandchildren; Circe, her dog and her many grand "fur" babies. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her a daughter, Joy Biando; a son, Frank Pavlot; grandsons, Peter Biando and Cory Pavlot; great-grandson, Joshua Biando; and sons-in-law, Albert Janusauskas, David Miller and Roger Phillips. It was Greta's request that service and interment be private and at the convenience of the family. Expressions of sympathy may be made with memorial donations to the Herkimer County Humane Society, PO Box 73, Mohawk, NY 13407. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the doctors, nurses and staff at Little Falls-Bassett Hospital, for the care and comfort given to their mother during her stay. Funeral arrangements are with Fenner Funeral Home Inc., Herkimer.
Published by Times Telegram from Jun. 27 to Jun. 29, 2021.
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My deepest sympathies go out to all of you in the loss of your beloved mother. She was always so uplifting whenever I saw her, she worked hard all her life and never sjipped a beat. May you rest in peace, Greta. Sending prayers and love
Sharon Riesel Oldfield
July 12, 2021
My heartfelt condolences go out to Greta's family. I loved Greta's spirit. She was always cheerful and made others around her happy as well. Such a bright, beautiful, and generous lady. I will always remember you warmly, Greta.
July 3, 2021
very sorry to hear of her passing - I still wear the apron she made me and always say thanks to her.
July 1, 2021
Wendy - We were so sorry to hear of your mom´s passing. We always enjoyed seeing her and talking to her at the Elks. Our thoughts are with you and your family.
Charlie and Mary Ann Collins
June 29, 2021
Momma was the best . I loved when she would come in the farm house. She was the best . You will. Be missed dearly
June 28, 2021
You were always so sweet to me and I loved visiting with you. I remember going to visit and talking with you and your Mom. The kids were always so happy. My Uncle Frank missed out on all that. Last time I saw you we had our pictures taken I will cherish it forever. You will forever be Aunt Greta to me. Rip .
June 25, 2021
I am so sorry to hear about Aunt Greta. Thoughts and prayers to you all.
Diane Herringshaw Williams
June 24, 2021
Sorry to hear of aunt Greta passing please accept our condolences