Janet Elizabeth Herzig, 75, of Cramer Road, passed away Thursday July 25, 2013 at her home under the care of her family and Hospice of Jefferson County.

Mrs. Herzig was born August 18, 1937 in Philadelphia, NY a daughter of Roy and Margaret Oliver Benware. She graduated from Lowville Academy in 1955. On June 2, 1956 she married Ronald Herzig at St. Vincent de Paul’s Catholic Church in Belfort, NY.  Mrs. Herzig was employed with Beaver Wright in Beaver Falls, Climax in Castorland and the Watertown Daily Times in the advertising department.  She and her husband owned and operated the R&R Herzig Firewood and Logging. 

Mrs. Herzig enjoyed going out for dinner, road trips, the family camp at Happy Hollow and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

Surviving besides her husband Ronald Herzig, are her children; Cindy and Garry Platt, Rutland,  Rick and Debra Herzig, Copenhagen, Lori Herzig and her companion Randy Gould, Rutland, Julie Herzig and her companion Tom Robinson, Lafargeville, Ronald Herzig II and his companion Sheri Harwood, Watertown, three sisters and two brother –in-laws, Joyce Castor, Baldwinsville, NY, Brenda and Jerry Harris, Dunnellon, FL, Barb Gudridge, Homosassa, FL, Doris and Clyde Young, Copenhagen, a brother, and his wife, Royal and Ginny Benware, Liverpool, NY, several nieces, nephews, cousins, grandchildren and great grandchildren. A brother Carl Benware died before her. 

The family requests the presence of friends and family to honor Janet Elizabeth Herzig as they celebrate her life with a service on Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 1:00 pm at the family home, 27997 Cramer Road, South Rutland, NY. A gathering will follow the service of everyone that knew and loved her. 

In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be made to Ronald Herzig II, 27997 Cramer Road, South Rutland, NY. Condolences may be made to www.dlcalarco.com