Dorothy “Dottie” Climenson Hershey, 88, of Lancaster, passed away on October 28, 2014 at the Mennonite Home. Born in Lancaster on February 16, 1926 she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Charlotte Eppihimer Climenson. She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Donald J. Hershey, Sr., former principal of Parkland High School.
She was a 1944 graduate of Manheim Township High School.
Dottie was a talented artist in many areas including painting, flower arranging, and retail design and display. She was a member of the Quarryville Garden Club and volunteered for 25 years at Lehigh Valley Hospital. She loved to dance and was a member of the Red Hat Society.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by her children: Barbara L., wife of Craig Heckman of San Francisco, CA, Nancy Hershey-Lalli, wife of Francesco Lalli of New York, NY, and Donald J., Jr. husband of Cindy Hershey of Hummelstown, PA; and two brothers, Donald Climenson of Landisville, PA and Douglas Climemson of Reston, VA.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Memorial Service in First Presbyterian Church, 140 E. Orange St., Lancaster, PA on Friday, October 31, 2014 at 2:00 P.M with the Rev. Dr. Donald W. Hackett officiating. The family will greet friends immediately following the Memorial Service.
Private interment in Paradise Mennonite Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Dorothy’s name may be sent to the Mennonite Home for the “Purpose of Staff Safety Education,” 1520 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601, or the “Piano Restoration Fund” of First Presbyterian Church at the address listed above.