Ocean City Today

Joan Lee Herander

Jan 18, 2018
Joan Lee Herander

printed 01/19/2018


Joan Lee Herander, age 86, passed away on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Maryland.

Born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Irvin Ziegler and Frances Sturdevant Ziegler.

She was also preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, George Robert Herander and her brother, Paul Ziegler.

She is survived by her children, Mark Herander (Lib) of Tampa, Florida, Kirk Herander of Burlington, Vermont, Karen Thompson (Noel) of Ridgeley, West Virginia, and Lynne Jennings (Ken) of Parsonsburg, Maryland.

There are two grandchildren, John Thompson of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Caitlin Thompson of College Park, Maryland; two sisters, Mary Withers of Reno, Navada, and Louise Duggan of Plymouth, Massachusetts; a sister-in-law, Ann Ziegler of Allenwood, Pennsylvania; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Herander had been an administrative assistant at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania and had worked for the Pennsylvania Newspapers Publishers’ Association in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Joan was a resident of Gull Creek Senior Living Community in Berlin, Maryland.

A memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 at 11 a.m. at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Ocean Pines, Maryland. Rev. Joseph Kennedy will officiate. Friends and family may call one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at 225 N. Michigan Ave. FL. 17, Chicago, Illinois 60601, or to Coastal Hospice at P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, Maryland 21804.

Arrangements are in the care of Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Letters of condolence may be written to the family at burbage@burbagefuneralhome.com.

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