Share this article

print logo

MARK E. HERBERGER, OPERATED GARDENING SERVICE

Mark E. Herberger, 50, who operated the former Green Thumb gardening and landscaping service, died Friday (Sept. 17, 1999) in Erie County Medical Center, of injuries in a one-car crash Sept. 1.

The crash occurred on Upper Mountain Road, as he was en route to classes at Niagara County Community College.

A former Olcott resident, Herberger operated Green Thumb in the 1970s and '80s. He also was a counselor at the former Olcott Youth Center.

Herberger was a 1971 honors graduate of Geneseo State College, where he majored in economics. He graduated in 1967 from high school at the Buffalo Diocesan Preparatory Seminary.

A dog fancier, he also enjoyed music and photography.

Survivors include his father, Donald F.; stepmother, Elizabeth Pilkey Herberger; four brothers, Thomas of Newfane, James of Getzville, Michael of Hamburg and John; and five sisters, Theresa Layer of Orchard Park, Donna Osterreicher of Williamsville, Patricia Denny of Clarence Center, Ann Robbins of Orlando, Fla., and Virginia Corttis of North Grosvenordale, Conn.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Monday in St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Main Street, Olcott. Prayers will be said at 10:30 in Rutland-Corwin Funeral Home, 2670 Main St., Newfane. Burial will be in St. Charles Cemetery, Newfane.

There are no comments - be the first to comment