Barbara Herschkowitz

Barbara Herschkowitz, 83, of Cleona, Pa., died on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018.

She was born on Dec. 31, 1934, in Warren, Pa., to her late parents, Verna (Spear) Lightner and Roger Lightner. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, Erwin Herschkowitz, who died in 1989.

Barbara attended public school in Pittsburgh, Pa., Muskingum College in Ohio for one year, and graduated from Penn State University in State College in 1956 with a bachelor’s of science degree. Following graduation, she married Erwin “Herk” Herschkowitz, and they lived in Bolivia, South America, for 15 years. Barbara and her immediate family moved to Lebanon, Pa., in 1972. She spent many summers at Chautauqua Lake, N.Y., in Ashville.

At the time of her death, she was a member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, the Penn State Alumni Society, Mensa, Clan Sinclair USA, and the collegiate sorority Alpha Omicron Pi Alumnae Association.

She leaves behind daughters: Patricia (Lebanon), and Janis (Hummelstown). Also surviving her are her sister, Anne Miller of Warren County; niece, Lynn Johnson; nephew, Timothy Miller; and his children, Elizabeth, Jane and Luke.

Visiting hours will be at Porterfield-Scheid Funeral Home & Cremation Services Ltd., 890 Isabel Drive, Lebanon, Pa., Friday, March 2, 2018 from 5-7 p.m.

A graveside service at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, Lebanon, will held at the discretion of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Jubilee Ministries, 235 S. 12th St., Lebanon PA 17042; the Lebanon Rescue Mission, P.O. Box 5, Lebanon, PA 17042; or the Ashville Free Library, 2200 North Maple Street, Ashville, NY 14710.