Daniel Hershey Obituary, Death – Daniel Harry Hershey, 82 years old, passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2023, in the town of Gorham. A ceremony to pay respects at the cemetery will be place at the Gorham Cemetery on Sunday, July 2, 2023 at 12 p.m. The funeral service will be followed by a celebration of life at the Gorham Fire Hall at 1 pm. Memorial contributions can be sent in Dan’s name to the Gorham Fire Company, which is located at 4676 Kearney Road in Stanley, New York 14561.
Dan Hershey was the son of Harry Daniel “Jake” Hershey and Adelaide Margaret Hall Hershey, both of whom passed away before Dan was born on December 15, 1940. He was a member of the Gorham Central School Class of 1960 when he graduated. After graduating from high school, he took over the family business, which was called Gorham Oil. Stephen, David, and Chris were his three boys, all of whom made him very proud. In 1983, he tied the knot with Barbara Hershey, and the couple spent many happy years together attending car exhibitions while cruising around in his 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air 2 door hardtop.
In order to acquire parts for the Bel Air, Dan and his son Chris traveled together on a number of occasions to Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Dan’s favorite activities included going to see the New York Yankees play, drag racing with the local Gorham Boys, and taking his family snowmobiling in the Adirondacks. He enjoyed going to Mac’s for ice cream and riding around in the countryside in search of deer.