Stephen Daniel Hershey

December 30, 2022
Hershey, Daniel
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Gorham- It is with our deepest sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, son, uncle, friend- Stephen Daniel Hershey, age 57. He passed away Friday, December 30, 2022 at Thompson Hospital.

Friends may call on Friday, January 6th from 4 pm to 8 pm at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham.  A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, Jan 7th at 11:00 am St. John’s Lutheran Church, 514 E Swamp Rd., Penn Yan, NY 14527.

Steve was born on December 22, 1965, to Joan Jensen Colf and Daniel H. Hershey. He graduated from Marcus Whitman High School Class of 1984. He worked many years for his family business, Gorham Oil, and Scott Smith Drywall.

When Steve was a young boy, he enjoyed spending time with his Grandmother and Grandfather at the Steam Pageant. Steve was a valued player in baseball and basketball at Marcus Whitman High School. He often enjoyed snowmobiling with his family and friends. He was a skilled hunter and was a dedicated Buffalo Bills Fan. He also had a brief stint of stock car racing (OM Racing). He enjoyed many family vacations at Anna Marie Island and Aruba.

Steve is survived by his wife of 33 years, Sandy Hershey; children, Jake Hershey and Maddi (Trevor) Black; his mother, Joan Colf; his father, Daniel Hershey; brothers, David (Amanda) Hershey and Chris (Stephanie) Hershey; sisters-in-law, Diane (Andy) Griffith, Donna (Mark) Detro, Elaine Bodine and Karen (Paul) Ojeda; brother-in-law, David (Lynn) Bodine; niece, Missy (Adam) Sanford; as well as many nieces and nephews; and 3 step-brothers Brian, Jeff and Scott Colf.

Steve was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Jake “Pop Pop” and Adelaide Hershey; maternal grandparents, Viola and Perle Corey; nephew, Ethan Hershey; mother and father-in-law, Raymond and Patricia Bodine; step-father, Larry Colf; step-mother, Barbara Hershey; sister-in-law, Kathy Lisi; and step-brother, Lawrence Colf.

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Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home

Friday, January 6, 2023
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
2583 East Main St. Gorham
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Memorial Service

St. John's Lutheran Church

Saturday, January 7, 2023
11:00 AM
514 East Swamp Road
Penn Yan, NY
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Sharon Randall on Jan. 2, 2023

So sorry Sandy and family for your loss. He was a great guy????

John Turner from Stanley, New York on Jan. 2, 2023

Steve was a great guy who I grew up with. Always with a smile on his face. Rest In Peace and may your family and friends find comfort in all of the great memories that last forever!

Marci Foringer Will from Lima, NY on Jan. 2, 2023

So sorry to hear about your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Peg Carroll from Geneva, New York on Jan. 2, 2023

I’m so very sorry to hear. Thoughts and prayers to your family.

Rob Yarger from Gorham. Ny on Jan. 2, 2023

Prayers to the Hershey family, you couldn’t live in Gorham without being touched by the Hershey name. Will always remember Steve for his laugh and kind spirit, Sandy, I hope you find comfort in family during this time…

Cym Mitch from Middlesex on Jan. 2, 2023

Condolences to the family and friends. We were saddened to hear about Steve's passing.

Marianne Negley from Counce on Jan. 2, 2023

Sandy and family,
Sending love, hugs and prayers. Steve was a great person and will be missed by all who knew him

Margaret Farnsworth from Victor, NY on Jan. 2, 2023

Sandy & family
My heart goes out to you.

Sherry Kelsey from Phelps, NY on Jan. 3, 2023

My deepest sympathy to Sandy, kids, and family.

Matthew Walton from Boulder, Colorado on Jan. 4, 2023

My condolences to Sandy and family. I'm very sorry for your loss.

Linda Green from Rushville ny on Jan. 6, 2023

My very best wishes to you and your family

John Krueger from Canandaigua on Jan. 6, 2023

Sandy, I'm so sorry for your loss.

Amy Van Stean from Rocky Mount on Jan. 6, 2023

Rob and I are so Sorry for your loss. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you.

Terry & Marg Murphy from 1539 Robson Rd Geneva, NY. 14456 on Jan. 9, 2023

Joannie, Sandy, Danny
So sorry to hear yesterday of Steve's passing. I really enjoyed the many winters working with Steve, Sara, and Danny at the oil company. I considered Steve a true friend and will miss him.
Terry & Marg

Joan Gysel from CANANDAIGUA on Jan. 17, 2023

Sandy, I just saw this today. I'm so sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family.

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