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Emory J. Hershner Obituary
YORK Emory "Whitey" J. Hershner, 89, formerly of Dallastown, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 19, at York Hospital. He was the beloved husband of 70 years to Arlene (Gross) Hershner. Mr. Hershner was born in York on August 5, 1924, and was the son of the late Emory L. and Vada (Schrom) Hershner. Emory was a graduate of York High. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a radioman in the 535th Field Artillery Battalion. He was stationed at Kodiak Island, Alaska, Central Europe, and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He worked for Teledyne Readco and Cole Division of Litton Industries. He also worked at Murray's Menswear. He was a longtime member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Dallastown and was a past member of the board of trustees. Emory was active in the Boy Scouts of America. He and his wife enjoyed traveling, but above all else, he enjoyed spending time with his family, particularly his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife, Emory is survived by his daughter, Judy E. Blymire of York; his son, Brian J. Hershner and his wife Linda of York; four grandchildren, Elizabeth Blymire of York, Lisa Poff and her husband David of Red Lion, James Hershner and his wife Janet of Hockessin, Del. and Erin Hershner of Stamford, Conn. He is also survived by two great-grandchildren, Matthew Carazo and Carly Poff, both of Red Lion; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is survived by a sister, Janet Munchel of York and was preceded in death by two sisters, Alice Hagarman and Mary Lehman. Following cremation, a visitation with the family will be held at the Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 109 E. Main St., Dallastown, PA 17313 on Saturday, June 28 from 11 a.m. until Noon, at which time a memorial service will begin with the Rev. Roger Mentzer officiating. Interment will follow at Susquehanna Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Bethlehem United Methodist Church. The Austin H. Eberly Funeral Home, Inc., Dallastown, is in charge of the arrangements. To share online condolences with the family, please visit www.eberlyfuneralhome.com
Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on June 23, 2014
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