Daniel Lee Hershberger
March 2, 2023
Daniel Lee Hershberger, 60, passed away peacefully Feb. 14, 2023, at UPMC Shadyside with his family at his side after a long battle with cancer.
Dan was the last of four children born to Rex W. Hershberger and Dorothy Lehman Hershberger on Feb. 24, 1962.
He married his high school sweetheart, Mary M. Querry, Oct. 12, 1985, and they made their home in Martinsburg. Dan graduated from Penn State University with a degree in civil engineering and worked as a project engineer at Appvion for over thirty years.
He is survived by his wife and children as well as: siblings Kimber Hershberger (John Wetzel), Loren Hershberger (Christine), and Bernie Hershberger; mother-in-law Peggy Querry; in-laws Vanessa Sral (Tom) and Brian Querry (Flo); and numerous nieces, nephews, and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Rex and Dottie Hershberger, his father-in-law Charlie Querry, and his “adopted grandmother” Edna Benner.
Dan never let anything slow him down. After losing his hands in an industrial accident, Dan continued to live life to the fullest—he was an excellent downhill skier, loved to snorkel, and was the “Mr. Fix-It” of his family because there was not much that Dan could not fix.
He strongly believed in serving others to show compassion and kindness. Dan was part of numerous organizations throughout the years: a member of the Morrisons Cove Rotary Club for thirty-seven years, a Paul Harris Fellow, on the Board of Directors of the Nason Foundation, on the Board of Directors of the Martinsburg Housing Authority, on the Board of Directors of the Morrisons Cove Memorial Park for over twenty years, on the Committee of the Hershberger Memorial Pool and president for over twenty-five years, a volunteer for Brethren Disaster Ministries, a life-long member of the Church of the Brethren, a member of Democrats of the Cove, a volunteer at Camp Blue Diamond, a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, and a Rotary Youth Exchange host parent.
Dan was incredibly proud of his five children—three children and two Rotary exchange host daughters—Eli Hershberger, Mara Hanley (Logan), Maria Rita Anache (Patrick Tempera), Eva Karns (Brian), and Karina Corcuera.
All who knew Dan knew him for his quiet kindness, gentle nature, and overwhelming courage, though Dan humbly saw himself as simply someone who tried his best for his family, himself, and his community.
A memorial service for Dan will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 4, 2023, at the First Church of the Brethren in Roaring Spring with light refreshments to follow.
In lieu of flowers, gifts can be made to the Morrisons Cove Memorial Park, the Hershberger Memorial Pool at 201-S. Walnut Street, Martinsburg PA 16662, or Brethren Disaster Ministries 601-Main St., New Windsor, MD 21776.
Arrangements by John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Martinsburg, (www.bolgerfuneralhome.com).