Pamela Sanford Herglotz

December 26, 1944 ~ December 3, 2021 (age 76)


Pamela Sanford Herglotz died peacefully at her home in Marietta, GA on December 3, 2021.  She spent her last days with her daughter Kristin, son-in-law Keven, granddaughter Emily, supportive caregivers and loved ones. Born in Wilmington, Delaware on December 26, 1944, to parents Agnes and James Sanford, Pam was a devoted mother, wife, and friend, who carried throughout her life a passion for family, faith, the arts, and community.

Pam grew up and spent her early years in the Tri-State region, attending the University of Delaware in pursuit of an arts degree, then starting a family, having two children, Sean and Kristin.  Pam later moved to Tuscaloosa, Alabama in 1979, marrying Harald Herglotz, and expanding her family to include his four children, Harold, Hampton, Kevin and Heath, whom she helped raise and nurture.

Pam and Harald’s love for each other was connected through their mutual passion for family, art, nature and cooking. Pam focused her art mainly on watercolor and oil portraits, while Harald specialized in crystal engraving. They would often cook together and loved to share in making traditional German dishes for family and friends. They enjoyed day trips where they could enjoy the outdoors and go antiquing together. Family reunions, particularly around Thanksgiving and Christmas, were always special to Pam, and her joyous laugh always brought smiles and hugs from the children and grandchildren.

Anchored by her faith, Pam always looked forward to the fellowship with her church friends and Bible study groups. She was very nurturing, a good listener, and a mentor to many, especially with her children. Her love language was acts of kindness and service, always doing for her family and friends and being supportive.  She loved special projects – sewing, collecting antique treasures, artistically refinishing furniture, homemaking, and painting murals for local schools and churches.  Her artwork was a constant passion that provided peace and happiness.

Pam was blessed with a very large and loving family that brought her so much joy, happiness and pride.  She is preceded in death by her husband of 33 years, Harald Joseph.  She is survived by her blended family of six children: Sean Kenney, of Yorktown, VA, and his wife Holly; Kristin Kenney-Izen of Atlanta, GA, and her husband Keven; Kevin of Los Angeles, CA, and his husband James Maxwell; Heath of Tuscaloosa and his wife Jackie; Harold of Tuscaloosa and his wife Trisha; and Hampton of Anchorage, AK, and his wife Arianne. Pam’s spirit lives on in her nine grandchildren: Allison and Ryan Kenney; Emily Izen; Patrick and Justin Herglotz; Reilly Maxwell; Hailey and Peyton Herglotz; Ryan, Josiah and Kayla Herglotz; and, a great-grandchild, London Herglotz.

A Funeral service celebrating Pam’s life will be held at New London Presbyterian Church on Sunday, December 19, 2021. 

Pam was a lover of animals, particularly cats. Her beloved Willow was with her for the past 11 years. In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made online to the Humane Society of Birmingham, via mail to the Humane Society of Tuscaloosa, or to a local animal shelter in Pam’s name.  Arrangements are by Grieco Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. (484-734-8100).  Condolences may be shared at

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