Hernick, Harriett Ann
Birth: Friday, December 06, 1940 in Buchanan, Virginia
Death: Thursday, October 31, 2019 at the age of 78
Laid to Rest: Wednesday, November 06, 2019 in the Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suitland, Maryland
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Harriett Ann Hernick, born December 6, 1940 in Buchanan, VA passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family, friends and her precious kitties. She is preceeded in death by her parents Harry and Goldie (King) Lusk, her brother James Lusk, her son Steven Parker, her step-daughter Beth McClure, and her husbands Lewis Parker and Robert (Bob) Hernick.
She is survived by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren; Sharon and Bruce Johnston with Aaron LaFleur, Justin LaFleur and Masha, Cielle and Eddie Bragin with Evey, Leo and Kaya, Alex and Chuck Kershner, Trevor Johnston; Philip (Andy) and Susie Parker with Mandy and Jake Lewis with Jacob and Asa, Phillip Kramer and Heather, Ryan Kramer and Hannah; Lisa and Alan Colvin with Leigha Colvin, Jane and Todd Brajkovich with Amanda Dye and Josh; Craig and Lorraine Lawler with Christopher and Tara Lawler, Scott and Debbie Lawler with Ryan Lawler and Lonnie, Ashely and Justin McReynolds with Lucy as well as Mike Hernick, Eric Hernick, Robert Hernick, Mark Hernick and Robbie McClure with Nick, Bobbie and Kiera and all their extended families.
Harriett was/is very dearly beloved by her extensive family and everyone who knew her. Many amazing people called her friend. She was an avid artist and worked tirelessly for the upliftment of society. She had such a big heart and genuinely cared for everyone she met. She would give the shirt off her back to anyone in need. She made the world a better place wherever she went.
Harriett was a printmaker at the Torpedo Factory's Discover Graphics Atelier printmaking studio in Alexandria, VA for over 35 years and was an active member of the Mattawoman Creek Art Center (MCAC) community at the Smallwood State Park in Charles County for many years. Harriett was a nature and animal lover and tenderly cared for a multitude of cats whom she rescued and adored. She loved being in the woods and going on adventures.
In 2000, after 25 years of Federal service, Harriett (then Lawler) retired from the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee. As an avid Democrat, she volunteered for her favorite candidates and often served as an election judge. On behalf of her family and friends, we feel truly blessed to have had her in our lives. We thank you for your kind words of support, your sympathy and your great kindness during this time of deep sorrow.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Mattawoman Creek Art Center (MCAC), P.O. Box 258, Marbury, MD 20658-0258 or American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), Memorial Donation, 520 8th Avenue, Floor 7, New York, NY 10018.