Obituary Listings

Elise Hertz

October 11, 1933 December 26, 2017
Elise  Hertz
There are condolences waiting approval on Elise 's Tribute wall
Obituary for Elise Hertz

DURHAM: Elise Hertz died peacefully surrounded by family on December 26, 2017 at Duke Regional Hospital. Elise was born on Oct.11, 1933 in Lancaster County, PA to the late Lillian and Hermann Michelsen.

She attended Safe Harbor School and Penn Manor High School. She married high school sweetheart Joseph H. Hertz and they raised two daughters together. Elise managed the Host Farm Reservations Department for many years. She enjoyed traveling, crocheting for loved ones and charities, and was an avid Bridge player.

Long time Lancaster residents, Elise and Joe moved to Stratford CT in 1984 and retired to Durham NC in 1999 to be near their daughters. In addition to her parents, Elise was predeceased by husband, Joseph Hertz; and sister, Betty Sue Bastos. She is survived by daughter, Barbara Hertz and Barbara’s husband, Tom Herbert, daughter, Susan Hertz; granddaughter, Simona Elise Hertz; as well as cherished nieces, nephews and extended family.

The family will hold a private burial service in Lancaster PA at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorials in Elise’s name can be made to American Lung Association: Donation Processing Center, PO Box 7000, Albert Lea, MN 56007-8001

The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at

To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Elise Hertz, please visit our Tribute Store.


Event Information

Services are private.

Memorial Contribution

American Lung Association

Donation Processing Center, PO Box 7000, Albert Lea, MN 56007-8001

Create new album
Subscribe To Obituaries

We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.
Elise  Hertz

Thank you for sharing your
memory of Elise

Provide comfort by sending fresh
flowers from our local florist.

Send Flowers
No thanks, please don't show me this again.