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Terry Allan Hershey

Terry Allen Hershey of Middletown, MD passed away peacefully at the Dove House Hospice in Westminster, MD on Sunday, January 15, 2023. Terry was a high school English teacher and work study coordinator in Frederick County Schools for 39 years. Terry was born in Columbus, Ohio to Herbert Clover Hershey and Marian Conger Hershey on December 31, 1947. Terry is survived by his wife of 53 1/2 years Mary Christine Hull Hershey. Terry is also survived by brother Scott Hershey of Richmond, VA and his wife, Leigh, Nephews Ryan and Kyle, Kyle's wife Lauren, great nephew Mason and great niece Charlotte. Terry is also survived by sister-in-law Connie Parks and husband Steve, nephew Rory Parks and his wife Julie, great nephew Gavin and great niece Ava; nephew Zachary Parks and wife Elizabeth, great nephews Jadon and Jaxon, and great niece Aubrey - all of Winston-Salem, NC. Other surviving family members are brother-in-law James M. Hull of Kinston, NC, nephews Jimmie Hull and wife Julie of New Bern, NC and great nephew Adam and great niece Emma and nephew William and Crystal of Trenton, NC. Also in Kinston, NC, Terry is survived by brother-in-law Michael Hull and wife Sandy and nieces Anna and Abigail. Terry played on the tennis team at Rutgers University and received his master's degree from Hood College before beginning his teaching career. In addition to teaching in Frederick County Schools, Terry was the co-owner of the Blue Ridge Tennis Camp for young tennis players, and he coached tennis teams at Thomas Johnson High School, and he coached tennis teams at Mount St. Mary's University for many years. Terry gave tennis lessons to young players and adults at the Tuscarora Tennis Barn in Frederick, MD for many years. Terry and his wife Mary enjoyed many trips over the years in the United States, Canada, England, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Italy and numerous trips to Bermuda and all the Caribbean Islands. Terry was a valued member of the Frederick County Tennis Community. He played in many tournaments over the years including singles, doubles and husband and wife tournaments. Terry participated in USTA Tournaments in Palm Springs, CA in 2002 and 2005. Terry will be very much missed by family, friends and many students from 1969-2008. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday, January 27, 2023 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm, at which time a Memorial Service will be held at the Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 E. Main Street, Middletown, MD 21769. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10001. Terry Hershey.


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01/26/23 12:38 PM #1    

Hugh Johnston

Terry was in band and orchestra and played bassoon. I got to know him best in senior English class. Kind of ironic he became an English teacher. I have three younger cousins who went to H.S. in Frederick. I'll have to ask if they had him. Sorry to see this, he was a good guy.

01/26/23 04:57 PM #2    

Gerry Curtin

Agree with Hugh Johnson: Terry was a very good, friendly guy. Know he was good at tennis, and believe he was a geeat teacher. Sorry for his family.

01/27/23 12:12 PM #3    

Bob Schaumann HHS 1963

I remember Terry from band and orchestra -- friendly guy.  He and his older brother, Scott (HHS62), were good guys, and a pleasure to be around.  I'm not surprised that Terry founded a tennis camp -- both brothers were good tennis players and had passion for the sport.

01/28/23 02:53 PM #4    

Bill Marimow

As Bob Evans reminded me, Terry was a Haverford Township "sanitation engineer" along with us in the summer of 1966, picking up the trash throughout the streets of Haverford Township. Terry was always great company with a warm-hearted sense of humor and a fun loving spirit. He was also unbeatable on the tennis court and in ping pong. I can also remember playing touch football behind the high school in a game in which Rob Kulgman and I lost to Terry and Larry Fair. Although Terry and I hadn't  been in touch since our trash hauling summer, it was heartening to read about all the students and athletes he inspired in the classroom and on the tennis courts. 


01/29/23 12:40 PM #5    

Don Krotee

Thanks for the kind words, guys. I knew Terry only in passing as a stand-out distance runner and tennis player. And, discovered he was the Captain of the Cross Country team, only by running a ctl F search in the '65 Greystones. I was surprised the search worked but, knowing Teddy's penchant for detail, grateful. Thanks.

Additionally, under the heading of absolute minutia, discovered, to my surprise, Terry's address was quite a bit east of friends with which I walked to Haverford many mornings. I had many experiences playing and walking to Cobbs Creek. Terry's address used a "Philadelphia 51", in Greystones that I had not recalled and nearly exploded Google maps. What  I imagined was that Terry would have had to be within Brookline Elementary's enrollment boundary but, not sure and don't remember (which means nothing) him from Brookline. There is a PennWayne Elementary school close to Terry's address and he is quite closer to Lower Merion SD, than Haverford. Sorry for this digression and forgive the note but, the recollections of Terry as well as Haverford are always an interesting chapter and study. Very best, Don    

01/29/23 02:53 PM #6    

Harriet E Givens (Johnston)

Terry was a true childhood friend from our early elementary years.  Yes, Don, we lived in "Philadelphia 51,"  and our little edge of Haverford Township bordered on Lower Merion and had a Philadelphia P.O., a source ot frequent confusions.  As little kids we had a group of friends in this remote area along the northern part of Manoa Road. We did indeed attend Brookline, and, later, Chatham Park.  I remember Terry and his family well as we attended Sunday School together and sang in the church choir.  One wintry Saturday afternoon at the dress rehearsal for the Christmas Pageant, Terry and I were among those cast as lowly shepherds. While the pageant's main players practiced, we sat on the steps to the right of the stage, behind a very large Christmas tree that was decorated with large and exquisite stars. I am pretty sure it was Terry who first stretched up a hand and discovered that the ornaments were, in fact, delicious sugar cookies.  An hour or so later we guilty shepherds realized that all the cookies within our reach had been consumed, leaving a half-naked tree.  When we returned for the pageant, fearing the consequences of our sins, we found that a kind person had artfully redistributed the cookie-ornaments- and we were saved! 

I well remember Terry as an essentai part of a talented quartet singing Four Seasons songs at the Friday night dances.  I think they managed a creditable "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," too.  Terry's voice was a source of considerable delight to his elementary school classmates. Does anyone else recall that he was a talented ventriloquist?  It was always amusing to watch an unsuspecting substitute teacher search a closet for the source of the mysterious voice. I don't think any of us ever revealed the identity of the prankster. 

I believe Terry was the featured athlete for the tennis page in Greystones. Looks like we made the right choice!  I valued his friendship and am sorry to hear of his passing. 


02/02/23 08:42 AM #7    

Carl Everett

Mas Boc of Slippery Rock.  Hard-nosed defensive guard. Great guy.  Harriet Givens' note reminded me of Terry's participation with The Moonstrokers in the talent show, highlighted by Jolly Green Giant with Barbara Cram and Tim Milligan and Terry playing jaw harp on Do You Love Me.

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