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March 28, 2019

James K. Hershberger

James K. "Jim" Hershberger, 92, of Martinsburg RR, went home to be with The Lord on Wednesday afternoon, March 20, 2019, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring.

Private interment will be held at Fairview Cemetery, Martinsburg. A public memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Jim was born on Dec. 7, 1926, in Roaring Spring, son of the late Dr. J. Warren and Lorma (Kerr) Hershberger.

He married Doris Guyer on June 8, 1952, at Memorial Church of the Brethren, Martinsburg

Surviving are his beloved wife of 66 years; a son, Randy J. (wife, Gina) of Coventry, Connecticut; two daughters: Cindy H. Wareham (husband, Bob) and Renee J. Krider (husband, Jack A. Jr.) both of Martinsburg RR; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Rex Hershberger of Martinsburg.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Rex W. Hershberger.

Jim attended Martinsburg High School and was a 1944 graduate of Mercersburg Academy.

In 1950 he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in biology from Juniata College, Huntingdon. Jim also completed various courses offered by the General Motors Corp.

He was a U.S. Army Air Corp veteran serving during World War II as a medic in the Philippines. After returning home, Jim began working as a dairy farmer, and continued beef farming throughout his lifetime. He and his wife, Doris, also owned and operated Hershberger Chev-Olds Inc. in Martinsburg for 35 years.

Jim was a lifetime member of Memorial Church of the Brethren, where he served as a deacon. While wintering in Florida, he and his wife, Doris, attended the First Baptist Church of Stuart, Florida.

He was a member of the Gideon's International Bible Ministry, Keystone Corvair Club, Martinsburg Booster Association and the Morrisons Cove Rotary Club, where he served as past president and attained the Paul Harris Fellow status.

Jim loved spending time with his family and also enjoyed boating, classic cars and flying his 180 Piper Cherokee.

Memorial contributions in memory of Jim can be given to Memorial Church of the Brethren, 210 N. Wall St., Martinsburg, PA 16662; or Morrisons Cove Memorial Park, 201 S. Walnut St., Martinsburg, PA 16662.

Arrangements by John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc.,, Martinsburg.


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