Gene W. Hershey

Sept. 26, 1921 - Nov. 12, 2017

Gene W. Hershey, 96, Altoona, passed away Sunday at UPMC Altoona after a brief illness.

He was born in Altoona, son of the late Clement and Martha (Holley) Hershey. He married Emma May Latzko, who preceded him in death on March 21, 2005.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews, including: Nancy Liggett of Madera, Calif., Jack Burkholder of Coatesville and John Wejrowski of Grayland, Mich.

Gene was a graduate of Altoona High School. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran who served during WWII. He retired as a machinist for Conrail.

He was a member of Juniata United Methodist Church, and he enjoyed bowling and traveling.

A funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by E. Merrill Smith Funeral Home Inc., 2309 Broad Ave., Altoona.

The family requests that memorial contributions in Gene’s memory be made to Juniata United Methodist Church, 808 N. Fourth St., Altoona, PA 16601.