Eunice G. Hernberger, of Lockport, NY, passed away on Thursday November 7, 2013 in Odd Fellow & Rebekah HCF. Born on November 12, 1914 in the Town of Royalton, she was the daughter of LeRoy and Katie Fink Gilbert.
Mrs. Hernberger worked for the H.J. Heinz Company in Medina, giving up her bookkeeper job when she married her husband, Edward B. Hernberger, on May 24, 1956. He predeceased her in January of 1991. A full-time volunteer in the community for over 50 years, she was a longtime member of four local historical societies, she volunteered for the American Cancer Society and was a member of the Dale Association's "Over-90 Group". Mrs. Hernberger was named the YWCA of Niagara's 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award winner for her decades of volunteer work with history associations, faith-based outreaches including the National Council of Christians and Jews and the National Council of Catholic Women, and arts booster groups including the Kenan Arts Council and the Lockport Theatre Organ Society. So moved were others by her giving spirit, she was an Eagles' Citizen of the Year and a Rotary Club Paul Harris Fellow.
Predeceased by her husband, Edward B. Hernberger; and brother, Donald Gilbert, Mrs. Hernberger is survived by her son, Noel T. (Lek) Hernberger of Las Vegas, NV; three grandchildren, Jason, Wanravee and Edward; and many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 11:00 AM from St. Mary's R.C. Church, 5 Saxton St., Lockport. Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Royalton United Methodist Church.
Condolences may be offered to the family at www.langefuneralhomeinc.com.