Donald L. Hershey

Birth Date: 
Sunday, June 20, 1937
Date of Passing: 
Sunday, June 12, 2022

Donald L. Hershey, 84, of Wooster died on Sunday, June 12, 2022 at the Cleveland Clinic.

He was born June 20, 1937 in Elyria to Carl and Helen Butdorf Hershey.  On April 24, 1960 he married Becky Firestone.  She survives.

Don was a 1955 graduate of Northwestern High School where he was a standout athlete in basketball and baseball.  He owned his own barbershop for over 50 years and also had sold cars.  Don was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church and was an avid golfer and an original member of the Mohican Hill Golf Course.  He had also played fast pitch softball all over Ohio as a pitcher.

Along with his wife, Don is survived by his children Dave (Lori) Hershey, Ted (Anita) Hershey and Cathy Ballinger all of Wooster; grandchildren Trent (Andi) Hershey, Kerby (Sabrina) Hershey, Jared Hershey, Tessa Hershey, Andrea (Ryan) Billman, Danielle Ballinger and Joey Ballinger all of Wooster; great-grandchildren Brooke Hershey, Bennett Hershey and one on the way and a brother Roger (Marty) Hershey of West Salem along with many nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son-in-law Jeff Ballinger.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 20, 2022 at 11:00 AM at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 9451 Ashland Rd., Wooster.  Interment will follow in New Pittsburg Cemetery.

Friends will be received on Sunday from 2:00-5:00 PM at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster and one hour prior to the service at the church.

Contributions may be made to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or to Whit’s End, P. O. Box 133, Wooster, OH 44691 or to St. Peter Lutheran Church, 9451 Ashland Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com

Memorial Contributions: 

Contributions may be made to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or to Whit’s End, P. O. Box 133, Wooster, OH 44691 or to St. Peter Lutheran Church, 9451 Ashland Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.

Visitation: 

Friends will be received on Sunday from 2:00-5:00 PM at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster and one hour prior to the service at the church.

Service: 

Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 20, 2022 at 11:00 AM at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 9451 Ashland Rd., Wooster.  

Condolences

So very sorry for your loss. We know he will be greatly missed. We will be praying for you all as you walk through this.

Sorry to see of Don passing. Enjoyed knowing and working with him at Lamb Chevrolet.

I'm so very sorry for your loss.

So sorry for your loss. Remember the good times and take care of each other. God bless and keep.

My very first memory as a child was going to Don and Becky's wedding in Ashland. I was not yet 4 years old, but it made a big impression.I think I bought my first new car from Don, a 74 Vega. And then there is the fun time I had welding the broken manure extractor in the barn. Lots of memories of a fellow we could all look up to. May the sweet memories comfort his family.

We are so sorry for your loss. We know he will be greatly missed. May God comfort you at this most difficult time.

Words cannot describe how both Nancy and I felt about Don. My heart goes out to all of you.

My sons 1st haircut was at Hesheys. I loved when he cut my hair and we talked golf. He was a great person.

Sorry for your loss, i always enjoyed his witty jokes and he sure loved his M&Ms which he would always refer to them as weight watcher pills

Love you guys! Heartfelt condolences!

Please accept our deepest sympathy. All 3 of my adult sons and my husband were clients of Hershey's Barber Shop for years. They all had their first haircuts there and I saved their first lock of hair from those cuts. Don, Jimmy, and so many others have made it a landmark of Medina. Such a special place, full of good advice, good haircuts, a spinning wheel where a Hershey bar was a coveted prize and most of all, a remembrance of a time gone by, when Life seemed simpler, neighbors were friends, and communities were tight-knit. Thank you, Don, for a life well lived, and for the many memories you gave us all. To enter your Barer Shop was to be among friends. May you rest in peace and your family find comfort in your legacy. The Mahon Family, Kim, Brian, Adam, Paul, and Mitchell.

I am so sorry to hear of his passing. Sending prayers from our family to yours.

Dave I am sorry to hear that your father passed.Please extend
our sympathies to the rest of your family. I didn't know your
dad but if he was anything like you I'm sure he was a good
person and a bit of a character. Hang in there Dave.

Hi Hershey Family. I lived in Medina 26 years, and got haircuts there the whole time. Hershey's provided a perfect Mayberry setting, but with a twist. Don allowed an environment that was second to none....his jokes, his caring knowledge of everyone in town, the ladies chit-chat that made us not only feel at home, but also provided the days chuckles, Jimmy's delightfully quirky way, and a unique way of learning the daily goings-on. A true gentle-man! Thanks Don!! TLC

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