Philip Hershey

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ULYSSES - Philip L. Hershey, 57, of Coudersport, died Friday (Sept. 11, 2015) in his home.
Born April 22, 1958, in Lebanon, he was the son of Melvin B. and Alma L. Rohrer Hershey. On June 23, 1979, in Paradise, he married the former Laurel Danforth, who survives.
A 1976 graduate of Coudersport High School, he and his wife owned and operated Hershey Farms Market in Coudersport for 30 years.
Phil was a member and deacon of the Coudersport Alliance Church. He served on the Potter County Planning Commission and Coudersport Water Authority.
Surviving, besides his wife, Laurel, are his father, Melvin Hershey of East Earl; four children, Toni (Jeremy) Vought, stationed with the U.S. Marine Corps in Japan, Zachary Hershey of Raleigh, N.C., Sabrina Hershey of Louisville, Ky., and Alexander Hershey of Coudersport; two grandchildren, Alyssa Vought and Joshua Vought; two brothers, Fred Rohrer (Mildred) Hershey of Lancaster and Rodney Lee (Joanna) Hershey of Roulette; two sisters, Connie Marie (Russell) Knight of East Earl and Sherri Ann (Jeff) Gilbert of Ephrata; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his mother.
Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Coudersport Alliance Church. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m with the Rev. Joe Lazurek and the Rev. Joel Bubna co-officiating. Burial will be in Sweden Hill Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses.
Memorials may be made to the Coudersport Alliance Church or God's Food Pantry, both at 7 Alliance Ave., Coudersport, PA 16915.
Online condolences may be expressed at
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Olney Funeral Home and Cremation Service
621 South Main Street
Ulysses, PA 16948
(814) 848-7542
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Published in The Bradford Era from Sept. 14 to Sept. 21, 2015
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