Claudia J. Herczog, age 94, left this planet that she worked hard to preserve on Nov. 12, 2021.
A homemaker, she volunteered literally thousands of hours, over many decades, for nonprofit organizations including the Los Angeles Zoo Association, Friends of Brentwood and Carpinteria libraries, Aeromedico of Santa Barbara and the Hearing Loss Association of America, Santa Barbara Chapter. She was also a founding member of Carpinteria Beautiful.
She lived in Carpinteria for over 30 years, and regularly reminded family, friends and neighbors that we all must preserve water, recycle everything possible and limit our carbon footprints to preserve the environment. She was seen for decades shopping at local garage sales, as both a hobby and because she was dedicated to frugality and reducing personal consumption.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 57 years, Richard J Herczog (d. 2006) and by her accomplished and ubiquitous daughter Mary (d. 2010). She is survived by sister Sandra (Victor), daughter Deborah, son Richard (Michelle), son-in-law Stephen Hochman, grandchildren Bianca, Stephanie, Brian, great grandchildren Chelsea and Kevin, nine nieces and nephews and a host of grandnieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Carpinteria Beautiful or HLAA Santa Barbara Chapter are welcome.