Ilse Herz, 86, died on Nov. 24 in Eastsound.
She left Breslau, Germany in 1937 and arrived in New York City, where she later met her husband, Eugene, and lived there for many years. Later, she became a highly regarded and successful realtor in the Dearborn, Mich. area, where they resided for over 30 years.
In 2001, she and her husband of 63 years moved to Eastsound to retire to the beauty of the island and be near their daughter’s family. She became a regular participant in the Senior Center community. She enriched many lives with her love of music and the outdoors.
Ilse will be greatly missed by her family and the people who knew her. She is survived by her husband Eugene; daughter Teresa Chocano and her husband Guillermo, grandchildren Emmanuel and Elena of Eastsound, and son Tom, his wife Saralie Pennington and grandson Antal of San Francisco.
A memorial will be held at the Senior Center on Saturday, Jan. 7, at 1 p.m.