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Martha (Crandall) Herman

December 13, 1941 ~ January 13, 2020 (age 78)


Martha Crandall Herman of Erie, and formerly of Waterford, died on Monday, January 13, 2020 at St. Mary’s East.

She was born in Erie, on December 13, 1941, the daughter of the late Thomas Harold and Charlotte T. Withrow Crandall.

Martha graduated from Academy High School in 1959, and was a graduate of Erie Business School.

She was the Executive Secretary for R.D. Griehwahn and Associates for 20 years, and previously worked for Prudential Life Insurance, Baldwin Brothers, and Erie Engine and Manufacturing.

Martha was a member of Alcoholics Anonymous for 45 years.

She was a former member of Grace Baptist Church, and enjoyed creative memories scrapbooking, doing ceramics, knitting, crocheting, canning and following her grandson’s hockey games.

Survivors include her husband Ronald E. Herman whom she married October 27, 1979, children Lori L. Gibbens (John Daddario) of Erie, David M. Dennison, Jr., of Canton, OH; stepchildren, Sheryl Herman of Erie, and Ronald E. Herman, Jr. (Diane) of Largo, FL; a brother Thomas H. Crandall (Janet) of Erie, sister Ann Hills of Tacoma, WA; grandchildren: Julie Wurst of Erie, Stephanie Alhassani (Nich) of Uniontown, OH, Joshua Roose of Melbourne, Australia; step grandchild Randi Rae Brewer of Erie, and great grandsons Landon Wurst and Sam Alhassani.

The family would like to thank the staff on Unit C at St. Mary’s East for their care and kindness toward Martha during her time with them.

A graveside service in Edinboro Cemetery will be held in July 2020 on a day and time to be announced.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2115 W. 38th St., Erie, PA 16508; or to Alcoholics Anonymous, P.O. Box 8903, Erie, PA 16505.




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