on June 14, 2013 - 1:07 AM
May 14, 1910 – June 12, 2013
Florence C. Herberger, of Swormville, a retired teacher, died Wednesday in ElderWood Health Care at Maplewood, Cheektowaga, where she had been a resident for two years. She was 103.
Born in Swormville, the former Florence Schorb was a 1928 graduate of Buffalo Normal School. She began teaching in a one-room schoolhouse in Amherst and later taught in Clarence at School No. 12.
In 1936, she married her high school sweetheart, Aloysius Herberger, and they operated a small grocery and butcher shop in Swormville for 15 years.
After raising six children, Mrs. Herberger returned to the classroom, teaching at St. Mary’s School in Swormville from 1958 until she retired in 1974.
In retirement, she and her husband spent 12 years traveling, sightseeing and fishing. After his death in 1987, she spent the next 20 years volunteering at St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the rectory.
A member of the Swormville Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, she was an avid reader and enjoyed playing cards.
Survivors include three daughters, Judy Ross, Faith Ball and Joy Jurek; and three sons, Noel, Niles and Melvin.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 6919 Transit Road, Swormville.