James Hershman(1940 - 2013)

James Roy Hershman

August 11, 1940

September 12, 2013

Born in Commerce, OK to Elmer and Oneida "Kay" Hershman. Beloved husband of Cheryl Morlan, Daddy/Pop to children Gigi Slusher (Ray), Roxeanne Elliott (Quinton) and son JR Hershman of Reno, NV, Laurna Croan and Sheri Stearns of Kansas. Brother to Peggy Levine of WA, Sharon Kretzer (Dale), Larry Hershman, Jolene Brown and Eddy Finley (Debbie) all of the Sacramento, CA area. He had 9 Grandchildren, 3 Great grand babies and 2 wiener dogs - all who loved him very much.

Jim was a motorcycle enthusiast from a young age. He was a founding member of WSRA which started the Virginia City Grand Prix and many other race events. He was a proud member of the OTMX number 7N.

Jim was a lineman and troubleshooter with PG&E, SPPOco. and Santa Clara P/U for over 45 years.

He was a giver and supporter of the IBEW, the Elks, Moose and Masonic Lodges to name a few. Whoever needed a friend, a hug, a hand up - Jim was there.

A celebration of life will be held September 28, 2013 at 10:00 am at the Elks Lodge 597 Kumle Lane Reno, NV. In lieu of flowers please support organ transplants at www.heartexchange.org.

Published in Reno Gazette-Journal on Sept. 22, 2013