P. Richard Hershey, 77, Manheim Barons No. 1 fan, member of MC Hall of Fame

By on May 28, 2014

P. Richard “Rick” Hershey, 77, of Manheim, died peacefully Monday, May 19, 2014, at Pleasant View Retirement Community.

Born in Rapho Township, he was the son of the late Paul G. and Helen E. Gaus Hershey.

Rick was a real estate agent and broker for Brownstone Realty, in Hershey. He was the former owner of Penn Realty, Manheim. Rick was a veteran of the US Army. He attended Chiques Church of the Brethren, Manheim.

Well known as the Manheim Barons #1 fan, Rick was an active member of the Manheim Touchdown Club. He was a passionate supporter of athletic booster clubs throughout the greater Manheim area, and sponsored numerous sports teams and individual athletes over the years. He was an avid Hershey Bears hockey fan, holding season tickets. Active in the Manheim community, Rick was a member of the Historical Society and was inducted into the Manheim Central Hall for Fame for his community service. Most recently, he loved doing volunteer work for the Derry Township People Movers, helping senior citizens with their transportation needs.

Rick is survived by a brother: J. Kenneth, husband of Milenna Hershey, of Hershey; a sister: Darlene L., wife of E. Eugene Shenk, of Manheim; five nieces; two nephews; and many grand-nieces and nephews.

Services were held May 24 at Chiques Church of the Brethren, Manheim. Interment was in Graybill’s Brethren Cemetery, Elm.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Rick’s memory may be sent to the Rick Hershey Athletic Scholarship Fund, c/o Manheim Central School District, attn: Business Manager, 71 North Hazel Street, Manheim, PA 17545 or Pleasant View Retirement Community Benevolent Care Endowment Fund, 544 North Penryn Road, Manheim, PA 17545.

To send the family online condolences, visit BuchFuneral.com. Arrangements entrusted to Buch Funeral Home, Manheim.

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