Harriet “Hertha” Theuer passed away July 6 at the age of 96.She was a resident of Mattituck for 25 years, recently moving to Fort Washington, Pa. to be close to family.
Harriet was born in Glendale, N.Y. She was the beloved wife of Henry (deceased); loving mother of Henry (Lea), Lawrence (Linda), Jane (Steven); and grandmother of Jason, Alison, Lucas (Emily), Kathryn (Christopher), Kira, Ryan (Kate), and great-granddaughter, Austin.
Harriet loved the peace and serenity of the North Fork, her gardens, the creatures that inhabit this area, her needlework, the local library (chair aerobics)and always ready for a game of pinochle. She loved having company on her deck overlooking the creek with the required Manhattan! Harriet was an avid New York sports fan. A difficult move for her to have to deal with the Phillies, Sixers and Eagles in Pennsylvania.
Harriet was an active member of the Mattituck community, delivering Meals On Wheels and driving the elderly to doctor appointments into her 90s.
Harriet’s personal achievement was to fulfill a lifelong dream of obtaining a college degree. Starting at the age of 82 she attended SUNY/Empire State College in Riverhead, graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree at the age of 88.
Anyone wishing to honor her memory is asked to make a donation to Mattituck-Laurel Library, P.O. Box 1437, Mattituck, NY 11952.
This is a paid notice.