Barbara Herschkowitz

  • Born: December 31, 1934
  • Died: February 26, 2018
  • Location: Cleona, Pennsylvania

Porterfield-Scheid Funeral Directors & Cremation Services, Ltd.

890 Isabel Drive
James A. Porterfield, Supervisor
Lebanon, PA 17042
Tel. (717) 272-4634

Tribute & Message From The Family

Barbara Herschkowitz, 83, of Cleona, Pennsylvania, died on Monday, February 26, 2018.

She was born on December 31, 1934 in Warren, Pennsylvania 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, Pennsylvania, Muskingum College in Ohio for one year, and graduated from Penn State University in State College in 1956 with a Bachelor 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, Pennsylvania in 1972. She spent many summers at Chautauqua Lake, NY 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 Directors & Cremation Services, Ltd.,, 890 Isabel Drive, Lebanon, Friday, March 2, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. 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 South 12th Street, 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.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Pat and Jan, My prayers and thoughts are with you. Your family has given back so much to our country and community. Your mother must have been a wonderful woman.

Posted by Brian Craig - Palmyra, PA   May 22, 2018

Dear Jan and family:

Thinking of you all and hoping happy memories and good stories help you and support you at this time.


Posted by Rosemary Mahoney - Arrington, VA - friend   March 07, 2018

Jan - thinking of you. So sorry for your loss. Walden

Posted by Walden Swanson - Andover, MA   March 07, 2018

Pat and Jan,

Our prayers and thoughts are with you both at this difficult time.

Bruce & Alice

Posted by Bruce & Alice Davie - Vestal, NY   March 05, 2018

Pat and Jan, we grieve with you during this time. We continue to pray for comfort and strength for you both.

Posted by Ben Greiner - Manheim, PA - Friend   March 02, 2018



Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of great loss.

All our love and prayers.

Posted by The Johnsons - Jonestown, PA   March 02, 2018