CHESTERTOWN — Darl Hershberger of Chestertown died Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, at Compass Regional Hospice in Centreville. He was 93.
Darl Hershberger was born Sept. 29, 1922, in Pierce, W.Va., the son of the late Harry Hershberger and Della M. Hershberger. Darl grew up in Kitzmiller and left school and hitchhiked to Indiana where he put himself through college. He enlisted in the United States Navy and served his country for three years before being honorably discharged. He then entered the police academy and worked for the Maryland State Police for 24 years before retiring in 1972 as a 1st sergeant.
He married his late wife Helen Jane Hersberger in 1947. Mr. Hershberger was a life member of American Legion Post 36 and a lifetime member of the Chestertown Elks Lodge BPOE 2474. He enjoyed fishing and traveling, going to the library to read and going to the Chestertown McDonald’s everyday where he enjoyed people watching.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Helen Jane Hershberger and 12 siblings.
He is survived by two sons, Joey D. Hershberger (Marjorie) of Chestertown and Jim D. Hershberger (Shari) of Henderson; one sister, Lee Anna Davis of Kitzmiller; and four grandchildren, Casey Hershberger of Chestertown, Cory Hershberger of Chestertown, Michael Hershberger of Chestertown and Michael Layton of Henderson.
A private memorial service will be held at the Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery in Hurlock.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be sent to American Legion Frank M. Jarman Post 36, P.O. Box 322, Chestertown, MD 21620; Elks Lodge BPOE 2474, 8631 Bell Rose Lane, Chestertown, MD 21620; or Compass Regional Hospice, 255 Comet Drive, Centreville, MD 21617.
Arrangements by Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, 130 Speer Road, Chestertown.
Online condolences can be sent to the family at www. fhn funeralhome.com.