Mary Denise Hersman

March 17, 1958October 12, 2020
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Mary D. Hersman (nee Hale), age 62, of Cleveland, passed away Monday, October 12, 2020.

She was born in Birmingham, Alabama, the daughter of the late Gerald and Stephanie (nee Bialic) Hale. Mary is the beloved mother of Crystal Mateljan; loving sister of Barbara (Richard) Whiskin, Gilbert (Jenny) Hale and Sandra (Robert, deceased) McAvoy; adored aunt of Ben (Courtney) Hale, Nicholas Hale, Michael McAvoy, Samantha Whiskin and Christopher McAvoy. She is also survived by her fur babies, Honey and Midnight.

A science fiction buff, her favorites were Star Trek, Harry Potter and Doctor Who. She enjoyed crocheting, nature and science. She was known to be a hard worker but she most cherished her time spent with her daughter and her family. She was loved by all and will be dearly missed.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, October 17, 2020 from 10AM-12PM at Corrigan Craciun Funeral Home, 149768 Lorain Avenue, Cleveland, where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 12PM. Committal services will follow at Calvary Cemetery.


  • Gerald Hale, Father (deceased)
  • Stephanie Bialic Hale, Mother (deceased)
  • Crystal Mateljan, Daughter
  • Barbara (Richard) Whiskin, Sister
  • Gilbert (Jenny) Hale, Brother
  • Sandra (Robert, deceased) McAvoy, Sister
  • Ben (Courtney) Hale, Nephew
  • Nicholas Hale, Nephew
  • Michael McAvoy, Nephew
  • Samantha Whiskin, Niece
  • Christopher McAvoy, Nephew

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 17, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, October 17, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Saturday, October 17, 2020


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Frank Lazar

October 15, 2020

Mary was a treasure at financial America securities and she kept all the brokers safeguarded by her wonderful wisdom. Her family should be very proud of her great career and she has a special place with the lord.

Margaret Mulligan

October 14, 2020

Mary was such a sweet, fun, smart, wonderful person. I am glad I got to know her and the Hale family. Sandy, Gilbert and all - I am so sorry for your loss.

Tanya Winners

October 14, 2020

I'm so sorry for your loss. I worked with Mary for many years and will not forget her sense of humor and kindness. She will definitely be missed.

Tami Sintic

October 13, 2020

Mary was a woman that I adored. We worked together for 8 years and was always a pleasure. She always had a song to sing or a t.v. show to reminisce about. So many fond memories. Her story about having 2 birthdays was always my favorite to hear. She was so smart and sassy. I loved that about her. My heart and thoughts go out to Crystal and the rest of Marys family and friends. She truely was one of a kind and I feel blessed to have known her.

Rebekah Sale

October 13, 2020

Eleven years ago, my aunt (Karen) and I took a trip to Cleveland to visit with all of our Ohio relatives. It was at this time that I really got to know Mary and she and I formed a bond during that trip. Being a southern girl who loves her sweet tea, Mary made sure I had some to drink. She was just the absolute sweetest and will be so missed!

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