Eva M. (Smith) Herold

William Snyder Funeral Home

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | April 03, 2017

Eva M. (Smith) Herold, age 95, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017. She was born May 8, 1921 in Irwin, a daughter of the late Samuel L. and Alma M. (Frye) Smith. She was a long time member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Irwin and was a former member of the church choir. She worked as a personal manager for over 20 years at Telephone Answering Service in Pittsburgh. She was an avid knitter and collector of ceramics and was a great Pittsburgh Pirates fan.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her former husband Edmund V. Herold; brothers Louis “Buzz”, Bill, and John Smith; and sisters Betty Zahratka, Jean Heydorn, Nancy Cognasse, and Sandy Klaus. She is survived by her daughter Pamela J. (John) Watson of North Huntingdon; grandchildren Gretchen (Richard) Ramage of New Hampshire, Heidi (Michael) Dunn of Adamsburg, Mindy Watson of Florida and Erika (Britt) Denham of Utah; great-grandchildren Ian, Giovanni, Connor, Ryan and ZeAnna; sisters Laura Nicholas of North Huntingdon and Carol (Dennis) Tauber of North Irwin; sister-in-law Lynn Smith of North Huntingdon; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends and family will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the William Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., 521 Main Street, Irwin, 724-863-1200. A funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. Clifton J. Suehr officiating. Interment will follow at Penn Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon. The family would like to thank special friends Julie McNamara, hospice nurses Mary and Erica, and the staff of Hempfield Manor for their loving care. Memorial contributions can be made to the Salvation Army, Irwin Service Unit 551, 617 Main Street, Irwin, PA 15642 Irwin, or the Westmoreland County Food Bank at For online condolences please visit

Originally published April 03, 2017.

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