Ida Rose Sylvester Herda

June 2, 1922 ~ November 19, 2019 (age 97)


Ida Rose Sylvester Herda

With great sadness we announce the passing of Ida Rose Sylvester Herda 97, of Derry on November 19th, 2019.

She was born June 02, 1922 in Derry, Pa and was preceded in death by her parents, Angelo R. Sylvester, Christine (Bruno) and Elvira R. Sylvester (Galosi); her husband Stephen Herda, her siblings, Elizabeth, Anthony, Carl, Albert, Dolores, Mary, and Bernard (Buzz) as well as Guido (John), Lodovico (Lodo), Pasquale (Patsy), Louie Sylvester and their spouses and spouse of Nancy.

She is survived by her sister, Nancy Bose of Stow, Ohio; and her sister-in-law Irene Sylvester of Derry. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and cousins and by her five step-children (the Herda/Wagus family) and step-grandchildren.

Ida was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church of Derry. She was a longtime employee of G.C. Murphy Store both in Latrobe and Derry, where she retired from. She was a very loving, giving and kind soul of the Sylvester/Herda family and always put her family first. Many a meal and holiday were hosted by her for her numerous family members. She was so appreciative of all her family and friends and enjoyed her time with them. She will be truly missed by all.

Friends will be recieved Friday from 2-4 and 6-8pm in the McCabe Funeral Home, 300 W. Third Avenue, Derry. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 10am at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church of Derry with Father Salvatore R. Lamendola as Celebrant. Interment will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery.

The Altar Rosary Society will recite the Rosary Friday at 1:30pm in the funeral home.

Much thanks to all her caregivers who supported the family during this time and many thanks for Excela Health Hospice Care, especially Linda and Dawn.

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