Floyd C. "Pinky" Herzing, 82, of 1910 Bucktail Trail, St. Marys, died on Monday, July 4, 2011 at Elk Regional Health Center following a brief illness.
He was born April 27, 1929 in St. Marys, a son of the late William and Mary Garbic Herzing.
On November 25, 1950, he married Ethel "Eppie" Schauer Herzing, who survives.
Mr. Herzing was a member of Queen of the World Church, where he also served as a Eucharistic Minister. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He worked at Stackpole Carbon for more than 25 years, and also worked for ARCO and Hughes Aircraft.
Over the years he also owned and operated Herzing's Tax Shop, Herzing's Greenhouse and co-owned P & J Machine Shop.
He enjoyed volunteering for Make-a-Wish and Christmas Day Happenings and had been a Scoutmaster for Troop 100, as well
He was a member of Order of the Arrow. He enjoyed golﬁng and playing cards, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He was the last member of his immediate family.
In addition to his wife of more than 60 years, he is survived by five daughters, Mary Beth, Mrs. Rodolfo Vasquez, New Jersey, Donna Mae, Mrs. Benjamin Cangiano, Connecticut, Pamela Rose Herzing, Reading, Lois, Mrs. Andrew Cheatle, St. Marys, and Amy Sue, Mrs. Michael Rupprecht, St. Marys; three sons, Charles "Chip" Herzing and his wife Barbie, McMurray, Patrick Daniel Herzing, Connecticut, and Stanley Paul Herzing, St. Marys; 14 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son in infancy, William Lloyd Herzing; two brothers, James and Leander Herzing; two sisters, Florence "Honey Girl" Shoup and Rita Renwick; and two grandchildren, Cody and Blake Cheatle.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Floyd "Pinky" Herzing will be celebrated on Thursday, July 7 at 10 a.m. at Queen of the World Church, 134 Queens Rd., St. Marys, with the Rev. Michael P. Ferrick, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.
Military honors will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail.
Visitation will be at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., St. Marys, on Wednesday evening from 5 to 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Queen of the World Church, 134 Queens Rd., St. Marys, PA 15857; Make-A-Wish Foundation, 707 Grant St., 37th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219; or to Christmas Day Happenings, c/o First United Methodist Church, 140 N. St. Marys St., St. Marys, PA 15857; or to a favorite charity.
Online condolences may be placed at www.LynchGreenFuneralHome.com .