Adelaide M. Hershey, 98, passed away September 28, 2019 at the Seneca Manor Nursing Home.
Friends and family are invited to call from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m Saturday Oct. 19 at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. A Memorial Service will follow at 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Gorham Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Gorham United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 225, Gorham, N.Y. 14461; or to N.Y. Steam Engine Association, 3349 Gehan Rd., Canandaigua, N.Y. 14424.
Adelaide Margaret Hall was born Aug. 9, 1921. She was the only daughter of the late Harry Robert Hall and Wilhelmine C. Brown Hall.
Adelaide married Harry “Jake” Hershey in 1940, and lived her entire life in Gorham. She worked for many years in the cafeteria at the Gorham School and also worked on the line at Comstock’s in Gorham.
Adelaide was a long time member of the N.Y. Steam Engine Association, where she could be found at the front gate to greet you, or out on the dance floor dancing to the band. Adelaide loved to travel. She loved to spend her time swimming at the YMCA and attended church faithfully at the Gorham United Methodist Church. Adelaide loved going to Red Wings
games and could always be found at the local school baseball field watching her grandsons and great-grandson play. She loved to spend time with her family and the many friends she made over the years.
Adelaide is survived by her only son, Daniel Hershey; three grandsons, Stephen (Sandra) Hershey, David (Amanda) Hershey, and Christopher (Stephanie Bode) Hershey; five great-grandchildren, Jake (Lynn Voll) Hershey, Madison (Trevor) Black, Anna Hershey, Brianna Hershey and Carter Coston; nephew, Sam (Regina Rugg) Oswald; nieces, Linda Oswald and Gail Oswald; great-niece and nephews, Jill (Randy) Mickey, Jeff (Catrina) Oswald and Kirby Oswald; and great-great-nieces and nephews, Emily, Oliver, Meghan, Ben, Phinn, Peyton, Charlie and Ella.
Adelaide is predeceased by her husband, Harry “Jake” Hershey; great-grandson, Ethan Hershey and daughter-in-law, Barbara Hershey.
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