W. Russell Hoerner

December 7, 1921January 8, 2011

W. Russel Hoerner, 89, of Bethany Village, Mechanicsburg, formerly of Paxtang, passed away Saturday, January 8, 2011 in Bethany Village.

Russel was born December 7, 1921, in Hummelstown, Pa, son of the late Walter R. and Violet Emma (Condran) Hoerner. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased in death by his sister Violette B. Diehl. Surviving is a nephew.

He graduated Valedictorian from Hummelstown High School, class of 1939; Lehigh University, class of 1943, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa; and Dickinson School of Law. He was a member of the PA BAR Association.

Russel had a long career practicing law. After graduation, he worked for the PA Public Utility Commission and Rhodes, Sinon & Reeder. He was a former partner of Shearer, Mette, Hoerner & Woodside and retired as a partner in the law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, where he representd many of the state’s public utilities.

Private burial was held in Shoop's Garden of Rest.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central PA.

Arrangements under the direction of Neill Funeral Home, Harrisburg, PA.


W. Russell Hoerner

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