Joan HergenroederPhysician's assistantJoan Anne Hergenroeder, a physician's...

Joan Hergenroeder

Physician's assistant


Joan Anne Hergenroeder, a physician's assistant at Bon Secours Hospital, died Monday at the University of Maryland Medical Center of complications of breast cancer.

A Mass of Christian burial for Ms. Hergenroeder, who was 41 and lived on Wilke Avenue, was to be offered at 12:30 p.m. today at St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church, 4414 Frankford Ave.


She continued to work at Bon Secours after her illness was diagnosed three years ago. She had served on the staff in the Department of Surgery and had been cited for her work by the hospital. Earlier, she had worked at Lutheran and Baltimore County General hospitals.

Born in Baltimore, she was a graduate of St. Anthony's School, Seton High School and Boston University. She did postgraduate work at Boston University, Harvard University, the University of Maryland at Baltimore and Goucher College.

She is survived by her parents, John and Dorothy Hergenroeder; and three brothers, Thomas J., Charles E. and Francis X. Hergenroeder. All are of Baltimore. She is also survived by seven sisters, Mary D. Hill of Catonsville, Barbara H. Gizinski of Forest Hill, Marie T. Hergenroeder of New York City, Elizabeth H. Pepple and Dorothy H. Hall, both of Ruxton, and Delores H. Pomles and Anita H. Posterli, both of Baltimore; and many nephews, nieces and other relatives.

Col. G. W. Kirklighter

Westinghouse manager

Retired Army Col. Gerald W. Kirklighter, who was also a retired Westinghouse Electric Corp. manager, died Oct. 28 after a heart attack at his home in Columbia, S.C.

A Mass of Christian burial for Colonel Kirklighter, who was 61, was to be offered at 9:45 a.m. today at the Fort Myer Chapel adjacent to Arlington National Cemetery.

Four weeks before his death, he had moved to Columbia from Baldwin after his retirement from Westinghouse in Hunt Valley, where he was a department manager in the Aerospace Logistics Support Division. He had gone to work at Westinghouse 12 years ago after retiring from the Army.


Sent to Korea as a field artillery officer, he later became an aviator, flying both helicopters and fixed-wing planes. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam. His decorations included the Silver Star, the Bronze Star with a V for valor and three oak leaf clusters, the Legion of Merit with a cluster and the Distinguished Flying Cross with two clusters.

The Boston native studied business administration, graduating from Boston College in 1952.

He is survived by his wife, the former Veronica Ryan; four sons, Maj. Fritz Kirklighter of Stafford, Va., Capt. Jeff Kirklighter of Lexington, Ky., Capt. Matthew Kirklighter of Tampa, Fla., and Capt. Scott Kirklighter; a brother, James Kirklighter of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; two sisters, Grace Iarrobino of San Diego and Janice Nelson of Lake Bluff, Ill.; and four grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.