1927 - 2016
June 12, 1927
October 21, 2016
HIRSCH - Earl A. October 21, 2016, beloved husband of 65 years to Joan I. (nee Thorn); loving father of Tracy L. (Jennifer Warnes and daughter Jillian) and Torey L. (Sharon) Hirsch; dear grandfather of Trason, Jordon, T.J., the late Brandon and Jacquie Hirsch; great-grandfather of Waylon; brother of Eleanor (late Bill) Keenan and the late Larry (late Lois) Hirsch. Friends may call Sunday 3-7 PM at the DENGLER, ROBERTS, PERNA FUNERAL HOME, 8630 Transit Rd., E. Amherst, where a Funeral Service will follow at 7 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Jacquie for A.L.L. Foundation-Hirsch, 1641 N. French Rd., Getzville, NY 14068. www.denglerrobertspernafuneral.com

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Published by Buffalo News from Oct. 26 to Oct. 29, 2016.
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I've known Mr Hirsch since I was a young gymnast through Buffalo Turners. He was involved in the sport early on and was instrumental in the reorganization of Buffalo Turners as president. His expertise in judging set the standard for all other judges. One of my fondest memories of him was being judged at a Williamsville North-Amherst meet. As an all arounder, rings was not my best event. I remember specifically botching up a routine and he humorously scored me a perfect 10. Mr Hirsch was a class act and a mentor to many young athletes in the sport of gymnastics. HIs legacy lives on through his children and the Greater Buffalo Gymnastic Center. A true friend to the sport. He will be fondly missed.
Craig MacLean
October 29, 2016
So very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers
Boyd and Debbie Bunce
Debbie Bunce
October 28, 2016
To the Hirsch Family,
I met Mr. Hirsch when I was a Junior at Amherst High School. It was as a competitor at a HS Gymnastics Meet. Mr. Hirsch was one of the Officials assigned to Judge the Meet. His dignity and presence was inspiring and his quite manner in helping the athletes he critiqued was thoughtful and measured. He gave instruction while acknowledging an athletes effort. I continued to compete through College and every Official I encountered had the misfortune of being compared to Mr. Hirsch in demeanor, his presence, his obvious integrity and in the personal touch that he brought to his calling. My thoughts and prayers go out to my friends the Hirsch Family and to anyone who had the good fortune to have known Earl Hirsch. He will be missed.
John Drozda
October 25, 2016