Carl E. “Hersh” Hershberger, 95 of Stauffer St., Scottdale, passed away late Monday morning, February 1, 2021 at his home.
He was born October 15, 1925 in Belltown, Pa., the son of the late Charles and Attie D. Burkett Hershberger who died in 1932 and 1962, respectively.
Hersh was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Scottdale.
He was a Graduate of the former Ramsey High School Class of 1943. Hersh was a proud Veteran of the Navy, serving on the NTS, Sampson, NY & the USS Texas. He was involved in the Invasion of Normandy Beach, Okinawa and Iwo Jima. He was the recipient of the European Theater Ribbon (2 stars), Pacific Theater Ribbon (2 stars), American Theater Ribbon, Victory Medal & Philippine Liberation Ribbon and attained the rank of Seaman First Class.
Hersh was 32nd degree member of the Marion Lodge #562 Free & Accepted Masons and also of Perseverance Lodge #329 of Sandusky, Ohio.
Hersh is gone from our lives, but will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved him.
His loving Niece and Nephew:
Rita C. Tofani Keros of Wattenger Falls, NY.
Alfred “Sonny” Tofani and wife Cathy of New Stanton
His Twelve Great Nieces and Nephews and 7 Great Great Nieces and Nephews
Martha Turik of Mt. Pleasant
In addition to his parents, Hersh was preceded in death by:
Wife: Ruth Killinger Hershberger (9-9-2016)
Adopted Father: David Hershberger (1932)
Niece: Sandra Rae Tofani Stohl
Four Brothers: Charles, Woodrow, Harold & Bob
A Private Memorial Service will be held Monday, February 15, 2021, with Military Honors accorded by the Scottdale Everson Honor Guard at the Frank Kapr Funeral Home, Inc. 417 Pittsburgh St. Scottdale, followed by a Masonic Memorial Service and then his Funeral Service to follow, with his Pastor, Rev. E. Robert Nagy of Trinity United Methodist Church, Scottdale, Officiating.
Inurnment will take place at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
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