Bruce L. Hersh

Bruce L. Hersh, 58, of Palmerton, passed away on the 8th day of December, 2012. His time on this earth was up and he passed into God's gracious presence.
He was the husband of Christine L. (Sterling) Hersh. They were married for 10 years on May 11.
He was a purchasing manager at H.T. Lyons, Allentown, for the past 20 years.
He previously worked in the mechanical contracting business with East Penn Mechanical.Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Donald L. and Lucille (Geissinger) Hersh.
He was a 1972 graduate of William Allen High School.
A member of Faith Alive United Methodist Church, Palmerton, he served on the financial committee and was a past member of the adult choir and staff parish.
He was an avid sports fan, playing softball for many years. He wore the colors of his Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco Giants proudly.
Surviving in addition to his widow are a stepson, Craig Green of Palmerton; a stepdaughter Julia, wife of Daniel Burger of Boyertown; two sisters, Ardda L. Hersh, wife of Brian Gallup of Tucson, Ariz., and Kyle L., wife of Michael Weber of Allentown; a brother, David L. of Glastonbury, Conn.; an uncle, Paul Geissinger; two nephews, Todd Hamm and Samuel Parsell; and six nieces, Tiffany Hamm, Julia Hersh, Ansley Weber, Lydia Hersh, Katrina Hersh and Madison Hamm.
Service: Funeral service 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home, 16th and Hamilton streets, Allentown. Call 9-11 a.m. Wednesday. Contributions in his name may be made to the Building Fund of Faith Alive United Methodist Church, 678 Pine St., Palmerton, Pa. 18071.

Published in Times News on Dec. 10, 2012