Louis M. Hershberger

April 16, 1934December 10, 2012
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On Monday December 10, 2012 Louis Melvin Hershberger “Lou”, beloved husband of Peggy Hershberger passed away. Loving father of LouAnn Harrell and her husband Greg and Mark Hershberger; beloved grandfather of Jaime, Rachel, Bethany, Michael, Melanie and Kati. He is also survived by great-grandchildren Steven Lee, Bradley Michael, his sister Helen Atkinson and her husband Sam, and a host of loving family and friends. Family and friends are invited to gather at Gary L. Kaufman Funeral Home at Meadowridge Memorial Park, 7250 Washington Blvd., Elkridge, MD on Thursday, December 13th from 3-5 p.m. & 7-9 p.m., where a funeral service will be held on Friday, December 14th at 11 a.m., interment will follow in Meadowridge Memorial Park, Elkridge, Maryland.

Contributions may be made in his memory to: Salem United Church of Christ, 24 Franklin Street, Jacobus, PA 17407


  • Visitation Thursday, December 13, 2012
  • Visitation Thursday, December 13, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, December 14, 2012
  • Interment Friday, December 14, 2012

Louis M. Hershberger

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January 9, 2014

I have been blessed in this life with two beautiful and amazing parents. They taught me love, honesty, and the joy of happiness. It is those virtues that have brought me through the sorrow of the past year. Daddy, I miss you so much. Life goes on, and it is good, but your absence from it is a true void.

We have the comfort of loving family and friends for which we are so grateful. This book will be a constant reminder of the joy you brought to everyone's life and it will continue to give us comfort.

I will carry you with me in my heart always.

I Love You,

Helen and Sam

January 9, 2014

Lou was one of my 3 brothers. He called me "his big little sister", because I was older and shorter than he was. He was a very talented artist and carver. I know he is singing with the angels and his dear sister June. We will miss him very much but we did not want him to suffer any longer. One day, dear Brother, we will meet again.

Joanne Ayres

January 7, 2014

Dear friend,
Even though you are gone, you are always in our hearts. We shared many wonderful times with you and Peg. Camping in our pop-up, day trips, dinners, and so much more, such "Wonderful memories". The love the four of us shared will never be broken.
Miss you and love you!
Bud and Jo

January 6, 2014

It's been a year since you were called home to heaven to be with Jesus.

I am lost and miss you so much.

Until I am with you again, I'll be loving you with all my heart.


May 8, 2013

Dear Peggy,

You & Lou came into my head this morning & felt I should research.... I had fear in my mind as I searched for obits in Baltimore & saw Lou's. I am so sorry you lost Lou, Peg!!I wish I could hug you right now. I know your heart is broken. You & Lou were & are very special people, loved by all who met you. My love & prayers are with you & LouAnn.

Debbie Weaver

Buddy Eck

April 11, 2013

I will raise a glass to Lou's memory at our upcoming 61st reunion of Kenwood high School. lou will always be remembered as one of the most popular members of the class of 1952. Hope to see lou and all the other departed members of our class as we reunite as we were in our carefree teenage years. I'm sure of final reunion is not far away. No one could whistle like lou going down the school corridors.

brenda lafever

March 15, 2013

Ms Peg, LouAnn and Mark, I was so saddened to hear about Lou passing away. He was such a wonderful person. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Much love to you all, Love always, Brenda

Anna Geho

December 26, 2012

Peg- I fell in love with you and Lou the very first time I met you when I was only 14 years old. Your life together and compassion for young people made me feel as though I was a part of your family. I have finally been able to process the detriment of your loss and I have trouble finding words besides I LOVE YOU. My heart aches for the loss of your best friend, your soul mate. I feel blessed to have known you and to witness the love the is so strong between you and Lou. I am sorry I cannot be there to squeeze you so tight. It has been years since I have seen you- but I will never forget how wonderful it was to be in your presence. I wish you peace and joy within a lifetime of memories you two shared as the new year approaches. Shine on, beautiful light. You will see him again and he will be waiting with open arms. With my love, Anna Gabriella Geho. ( your little blonde waitress from Sophie's from way back when Brad and Barabara Wivells daughter)

December 17, 2012

Peg and family, Jack and I are sorry that we could not be with you. Lou was loved by many and will be missed. Our prayers are with you. Barbara and Jack Lowenthal

Bud and Jo Ayres

December 14, 2012

Today we may not be with you physically, but we are definitely with you in our minds and in our hearts. We love you! Lou, we will miss you, but we will never forget the memories and the good times.
Bud and Jo