Phyllis S .”Ommie” Herold

Phyllis S .”Ommie” Herold, 90, of League City, TX and formerly of Norwalk, CT and Naples, FL passed away peacefully on June 25, 2022 surrounded by family and friends. She was born in Hornell, NY on August 6, 1931, daughter of William H. Sanford and Mildred Carnes Sanford.  Preceded in death by her husband, Edward J. Herold and sister, Lavonne Zschoche.  She is survived by her daughters, Mary (Jeff) Kindle and Barbara (Greg) Bacharach. Also survived by her grandchildren, Kyle (Aimee), Kieran, Kody and Katie Kindle, Eddie, Lindsay and Evie Bacharach; great grandchildren, Nora and Owen Kindle and her sister Darlene (John) Aulls.

She was a graduate of Hornell High School, Hornell, NY.  Phyllis was selfless when it came to providing love and care for countless family members and friends in need.   It was her deep love and strong devotion to her Catholic faith that sustained her through the most difficult times of her life. Praying the Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet was as a daily priority and always brought her peace and comfort.

Phyllis, served as President for the Women’s Board of Norwalk Hospital and helped with their Treasure House Thrift shop.   She graciously volunteered at Hospice in Norwalk, CT and Naples, FL.

She was a former member of The Shorehaven Golf Club, Norwalk CT and a member of The Foxfire Golf Club of Naples, FL where she enjoyed playing Bridge, Mahjong and socializing with friends.

Ommie, always had a smile on her face and brought joy and laughter to all she came in contact with. She had so much love and life packed into one lifetime.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Thursday, June 30,2022 at 10:30am at Shrine of the True Cross 300 FM-517 E, Dickinson, TX 77539. Phyllis will be laid to rest with her husband, Ed at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shrine of the True Cross or the Fifth Ward Pregnancy Center 743 Shotwell St., Houston TX 77020.


  1. We will miss seeing Phyllis smile and hearing her laugh when we visit. We were blessed to know her and be able to spend fun times with her and Jeff and Mary ! I will carry her in my heart and always regard her highly as such a devoted Faith filled woman of God . Loving and kind and full of life !! Faith Family and friends were foremost. Fly high and watch over all of us Phyllis 🇺🇸 please. We will remember you ♥

    Kathy Lamb
  2. Her smile, kind words, and prayer life kept her young at heart until the end. She always talked to everyone like she had all the time for each person. Until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand.

    Fr. Reuben
  3. Phylis and the entire Herold family are amazing people. A bond with Phylis lasts a lifetime. She was one of the sweetest, funniest and most caring person you could ever meet. She will be missed by many and forgotten by none. Lots of love to all that knew her. May she Rest In Peace and watch over that loved her.

    Shariff Hassan
  4. “Beautiful “ I will always Remember her ! Gods love shined through her beautiful eyes and smile ! I’m sure she will be greatly missed by all. ❤️

    Ellen and Steve Young
  5. My prayers are with your family at this difficult time and for Phyllis’s eternal rest and peace in the Lord.

    Cindy Newman
  6. Mary, I couldn’t have envisaged a more lovely tribute to your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

    Joy Owen
  7. Thinking of you all at this sad time. What a wonderful life she lived!

    The McMahon Family, Connecticut
  8. She was a staple at the Shorehaven pool along with her BFF Mary Gallagher! She would have just loved the new pool and boardwalk cafe. Cheers to a life well lived.

    Laurie Kopec

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