William A. Hersh, age 85, of Mechanicsburg, passed away Thursday, November 22, 2018 at his home. Born July 16, 1933 in Wyoming, PA, he was the son of the late William E. and Verna N. (Chapman) Hersh. William had multiple careers in his life which included sales manager for Sunshine Biscuits, insurance sales for Thrivent Insurance and selling church directories for Olan Mills. After retirement he worked for Country Market. In the Christmas season, he would dress as Santa Claus. He was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church, Mechanicsburg and the Susquehanna Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society. William was a member of the George M. Dallas Lodge No. 531, F.&AM and the Caldwell Consistory of Harrisburg. He was a part of the Upper Allen Planning Commission and held many positions with the Boy Scouts. William was preceded in death by his loving wife Louise (Schick) Hersh. Surviving are his daughter Diane Hersh Wiest and husband Bruce of Halifax, a son Stephen Paul Hersh and wife Misty of Mechanicsburg; three grandchildren Neil Wiest, Bruce Wiest and Spencer Hersh and his seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 AM Thursday, November 29, 2018 at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 117 W. Keller Street, Mechanicsburg with viewing held from 10:00 AM until the time of service. Burial will take place at Memorial Shrine Cemetery, Wyoming, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New Birth of Freedom Council, BSA, 1 Baden Powel Lane, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050.
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Stated MeetingStarts: 7:30 pmEnds: December 4, 2023 - 9:00 pm
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Death of George Washington, legendary Freemason and American politician. 1799
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Merry Christmas to All, and to All a Good Night!
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Once regarded as a time to celebrate winter solstice by Ancient Masons, it later became a day to observe the life and works of St. John the Evangelist. Today, few Lodges celebrate it. For many Lodges, St. John's Day, December 27, marks the beginning of a new Worshipful Masters' tenure.
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Death of George M. Dallas, our Lodge's namesake and notable Freemason and American politician. 1864
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