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Elizabeth J. "Betty" Herron

October 4, 1934 — June 5, 2023

Elizabeth J. "Betty" Herron age 88 of McMurray, formerly of Canonsburg, passed away peacefully, Monday June 5, 2023, with family by her side. She was born October 4, 1934, in Natrona Heights, a daughter of the late Steven and Pauline Plazak.  Preceding her in death is her beloved husband Dr. James T. Herron, Sr., her brother, Private First Class Paratrooper of the US Army, John F. Plazak and her sister Ann McIlroy. Betty was a loving and kind woman who saw the best in everyone and spent much of her time caring for others by donating her time and kind nature to various charitable endeavors. She was a devoted member of St. Patrick Church, where she worked tirelessly volunteering as a Eucharistic Minister, in the rectory office, the school cafeteria, knitting for the blanket ministry, working the annual summer festival and cooking and serving at numerous fish fries. Betty was a member of the Christian Mothers and Guild, served food at the Jubilee Kitchen in Pittsburgh, visited shut-ins, and delivered communion to various nursing homes. She volunteered at Childrens Hospital, holding and nurturing sIck infants and at Canonsburg Hospital visiting older patients, bringing cheer and small gifts and supplied desserts to Meals-On- Wheels for 10 years.  Betty is survived by her brother and best friend Joseph A. Plazak and her loving sister Helen M. Henry, her five devoted nieces she held so dearly in her heart, Debbie (Larry) Wozniak, Linda (Randy) Long, Cathy (Kevin) Masson, Patty (Tim) Hartzell and Karen (Ray) DiCaprio, her much loved grandson John (Melissa) Herron Jr. and great grandson Zachary, her great nieces and nephews, Sean, Allison, Ryan, Amber and great-great nieces and nephew Brianna, Katelyn, Jillian and Grayson.
Friends and family are welcome from 4-8pm Thursday June 8, 2023, in SALANDRA FUNERAL and CREMATION SERVICES, INC. 304 West Pike Street Canonsburg.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am in St. Oscar Romero Parish St. Patrick Church 317 West Pike Street Canonsburg. Interment will follow in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Peter Twp. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to St. Jude Research Hospital or the Make A Wish Foundation of Western PA. To view or extend condolences please visit

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