Charles Wilbur Hershey, age 91 of North Huntingdon died July 29, 2020 at his home. He was born July 28, 1929 in Madison County, Indiana, a son of the late Charles Danford and Minnie Mabel (King) Hershey. He was preceded in death by his wife Verona Zofchak Hershey; brothers, George Danford Hershey and Edward King Hershey. He is survived by a sister Martha Hershey Raugh; nephews, nieces, and countless cousins. He served with the Army Security Agency, which is now under the National Security Agency. He was stationed in the Philippines during the Korean War, and was a longtime member of the American Legion. Charles was an avid genealogist and the Hershey family historian, and loved fishing and reading. He was retired from US Steel Irvin Works and a longtime member of The Lutheran Church of Our Saviour in N. Huntingdon, where he and his wife had been active in the youth program. Friends will be received on Sunday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home Inc., 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A funeral service will be held on Monday at 1 p.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Penn Lincoln Memorial Park with military honors. Please wear a mask if attending visitation or services. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com
Originally published July 30, 2020.