LaRue “Gigi” Herwick, 97, formerly of Frackville, passed away peacefully Saturday at the Lebanon Valley Home, Annville, PA.
Born in Ashland she was a daughter of the late William and Helen Miller Baney. LaRue was a graduate of the former Ashland High School and attended Penn State University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Diatetics and became a registered Dietitian.
LaRue and her late husband Edgar B. Herwick I, were married September 7, 1942 and celebrated 64 anniversaries before his passing in 2005. LaRue and her husband Edgar owned and operated the former Herwick Hardware in Frackville, for over 40 years. LaRue also worked as part of the “Tip Staff” at the Schuylkill County Courthouse from 1981 thru 2001.
An active member of the First United Methodist Church for many years, LaRue was a founding member of the Broad Mountain Nursing and Convalescent Home, Frackville. She was a life-member of the Penn State Alumni Association and worked with many charitable organizations in the Frackville area.
LaRue was also preceded in death by two sisters; Edna Pauly and Phyllis Edwards.
LaRue is survived by her children; LaRue D. “Dana” Forwood and husband R. Dennis; Gettysburg; Deborah L Zamonsky and husband Stanley; Lebanon; and Edgar B. Herwick, II and wife Barbara (Kane) Fredericksburg, VA; nine grandchildren; Edgar B. Herwick, III, Jessica Herwick, Jared Herwick, Megan Long (Todd), Elyse Fisler (Tim), Emily Rimland (Jeff), Stanley “Stosh” Zamonsky (Aubrey), Katie Hecht (Marc), Corey Zamonsky (Lisa); six great grandchildren; Cody A. Zamonsky, Gavin C. Cook, Grace L. Cook, Brinley C. Zamonsky, Silvana J. Zamonsky and Alice I. Rimland; many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation at 10:00 a.m. Thursday morning at the First United Methodist Church, Frackville. Religious Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. David Davis, as celebrant. Interment will be Friday morning at 9:00 a.m. in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.
Donations in LaRue’s name can be made to the First United Methodist Church, 25 S. Balliet St. Frackville and the Lebanon Valley Home, 550 E. Main St., Annville, PA 17003