Ann Atherton Hertzler, Ph.D

September 9, 1935 - February 6, 2014
Ann Atherton Hertzler, Ph.D

Wilmington, NC

Ann A. Hertzler, born September 9, 1935 died February 6, 2014 daughter of J. Vernon and Evelyn Atherton Hertzler, and twin to John Hertzler, all deceased.

Ann graduated from Carlisle High School (1953); Pennsylvania State University, B.S (1957), Drexel, M.S (1960) and Cornell University, Ph.D (1973).

She retired from Virginia Tech as Professor Emeritus of Nutrition in 2000. Her awards included Recognitions from Penn State, the American Dietetic Association, and as a Fulbright Scholar to Australia. Among her research interests was Nutrition Education for Children.

Her wishes were that her cremains be scattered at sea.

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  • February 09, 2014
    Dick Smith says:
    I was a high school classmate of Ann and John. Many years at our 5 year reunions, Anne and John would open their Carlisle home to those of us who came the night before the actual reunion. They were gracious hosts and many good times were enjoyed because of the Hertzlers. We have lost a treasure.

  • February 07, 2014
    Joseph Sheppard says:
    Condolences to Ann's family. We worked together on the Moores Creek Cookbook and her help made it all the better.

  • February 09, 2014
    Jack Sauer says:
    Ann enjoyed opera and that is where we met, at the first Metropolitan Opera simulcast of "Tosca," at UNCW. At each subsequent simulcast Ann and I would chat during the intermissions about that day's opera performance, but the conversation always came around to her favorite performer, bass-baritone, James Morris whom we both admired from his performances of Wotan in Wagner's 'Ring.' I missed those conversations this season when Ann was no longer able to attend the Metropolitan Opera events at UNCW. I will always remember her for her gentleness,her quick wit and love of opera and, of course, James Morris. Godspeed, Ann.

  • February 23, 2014
    john kelly says:
    thank you to my cousin Ann for always taking time to visit when home. she took me to the Penn State campus and showed me around and was always very kind. God Bless

  • February 13, 2014
    Marlene Culpepper says:
    Ann was a fun person. We worked together on some nutrition projects with the VA Dietetics Association and with the VA Dept. of Education. What a legacy she leaves, with her interest in child nutrition. She always had a great sense of humor.