Freda E. Heriger

Freda E. Heriger, 90, of Henderson St. in Brookville, Pa., died Saturday, February 28, 2015, at home.

Born August 9, 1924 in Brookville, Freda was the daughter of Clair Wallace Haag and Katherine Eshbaugh Haag.

She was married December 24, 1942 to Robert R. Heriger, who preceded her in death on October 17, 2010.

Freda worked for the Brookville Area School District for 20 years – working as a crossing guard, a cafeteria worker, and retired as a teachers aide for special needs children.

She was a member of the Public School Employees’ Retirement System (PSERS).

Freda loved crocheting, reading books, making crafts, and watching game shows.

She was an avid Pirates, Steelers, and Penguins fan. She loved Pittsburgh sports teams, but what she loved most were her children and grand children.

Freda’s life revolved around all children in general.

She is survived by two daughters, Joanna Donaldson (Walter), of Franklin, Pa., and Roberta Garner, of Brookville, Pa.; and two sons, Stephen Heriger (Ellen), of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Kerry Heriger (Joyce), of Florida. Freda is also survived by nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-granddaughters.

In addition to her parents and husband, Freda was preceded in death by two brothers, Blair and Miles Haag; and three sisters, Mary Marino, Helen McKinley, and Florence Haag.

Visitation will be held Saturday, March 7 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at McKinney Funeral Home, 345 Main Street, Brookville.

Services will follow visitation at 4 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.

Interment will be at Meade Chapel Cemetery in Knox Township, Jefferson County.

Memorials may be made to the Rebecca M. Arthurs Library – 223 Valley Street, Brookville, Pa. – or to the Donor’s Choice.


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