Annette B. Hertz

1923 – 2010

PORTLAND — Annette B. Hertz of White’s Cove Road, Yarmouth, died Friday, March 5, at Maine Medical Center in Portland. She had been living in Yarmouth since October 1992, after moving here from Flint, Mich.

She was born in Chicago, Ill., on July 15, 1923, to Mack and Lillian Adler Orenstein.

She married Leroy J. Bieringer on Aug. 12, 1945, in Chicago. In 1957 they moved to Hartsdale,N.Y., where they raised their family.

Annette received her degree in occupational therapy from Columbia University in 1968 and became the first occupational therapist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in New York City. After Leroy’s death in 1983, she moved to Auburn, Maine, to be near her family. On Dec. 28, 1989, she married Willard J. Hertz, then of Flint, Mich., and moved to Flint until Willard’s retirement as a vice president of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.

Annette was a pianist and enjoyed music and the theater, gardening, weaving, travel and her family. She was a lifelong avid reader.

She was predeceased by her parents.

She will be missed by her husband, Willard, of Yarmouth; a brother, Herschel Orenstein of Indianapolis; her two sons and their wives, Steve and Jan Bieringer of Denver, and Garry and Mary Jane Bieringer of San Francisco; one daughter and her husband, Shelley and Richard Rau, of Turner; and five grandchildren, Kelley Bieringer of Doha, Qatar, Katherine Bieringer and her partner, Jason Johnson, of Fremont, Calif., Adrienne Rau of Berlin, Mass., Michael Bieringer of Los Angeles, and Lucas Rau of Middletown, N.Y.; and one great-grandchild, Alice Johnson of Fremont, Calif. She will also be missed by her husband’s family: Willard’s brother, Harlan Stone Hertz, and his wife, Colette Gibbons, of Westlake, Ohio; Willard’s son, Alan Hertz, and his wife, Linda, of London, England; Willard’s daughter and her husband, Miriam Hertz and Scott Milner, of Seeley Lake, Mont.; and three grandchildren, Emily Hertz of Newburyport, Mass., and Daniel and Sofia Hertz of London, England.

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