Eleonora Herrmann, daughter of a Spanish-American War veteran died Wednesday in the Center for Hospice & Palliative Care, Cheektowaga, after a brief illness. She was 93.
Born Eleonora Haas in Buffalo, she was a 50-year volunteer at Veterans Affairs Medical Center and was a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Red Jacket Post 3068, Veterans of Foreign Wars. She was past county president of VFW District 6.
Mrs. Herrmann, who was active in the Catholic Church, was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church and received the St. Joseph the Worker Award from the Buffalo Diocese for her activities at many area churches. She also was a Eucharistic minister.
She was a crossing guard for the City of Buffalo in the early 1950s. During World War II, she worked as a riveter at Curtiss-Wright Corp.
Mrs. Herrmann prepared baked goods for several volunteer organizations and was known by the children in her Buffalo neighborhood as "Grandma."
Her husband of 55 years, Clarence F., died in 2004.
Survivors include two sons, Wayne Ely and David, both of Buffalo, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 381 Edison St. Burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Park, Amherst.