Terry Allen Hershey of Middletown, MD passed away peacefully at the Dove House Hospice in Westminster, MD on Sunday, January 15, 2023. Terry was a high school English teacher and work study coordinator in Frederick County Schools for 39 years.
Terry was born in Columbus, Ohio to Herbert Clover Hershey and Marian Conger Hershey on December 31, 1947.
Terry is survived by his wife of 53 ½ years Mary Christine Hull Hershey. Terry is also survived by brother Scott Hershey of Richmond, VA and his wife, Leigh, Nephews Ryan and Kyle, Kyle’s wife Lauren, great nephew Mason and great niece Charlotte. Terry is also survived by sister-in-law Connie Parks and husband Steve, nephew Rory Parks and his wife Julie, great nephew Gavin and great niece Ava; nephew Zachary Parks and wife Elizabeth, great nephews Jadon and Jaxon, and great niece Aubrey – all of Winston-Salem, NC. Other surviving family members are brother-in-law James M. Hull of Kinston, NC, nephews Jimmie Hull and wife Julie of New Bern, NC and great nephew Adam and great niece Emma and nephew William and Crystal of Trenton, NC. Also in Kinston, NC, Terry is survived by brother-in-law Michael Hull and wife Sandy and nieces Anna and Abigail.
Terry played on the tennis team at Rutgers University and received his master’s degree from Hood College before beginning his teaching career. In addition to teaching in Frederick County Schools, Terry was the co-owner of the Blue Ridge Tennis Camp for young tennis players, and he coached tennis teams at Thomas Johnson High School, and he coached tennis teams at Mount St. Mary’s University for many years. Terry gave tennis lessons to young players and adults at the Tuscarora Tennis Barn in Frederick, MD for many years.
Terry and his wife Mary enjoyed many trips over the years in the United States, Canada, England, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Italy and numerous trips to Bermuda and all the Caribbean Islands.
Terry was a valued member of the Frederick County Tennis Community. He played in many tournaments over the years including singles, doubles and husband and wife tournaments. Terry participated in USTA Tournaments in Palm Springs, CA in 2002 and 2005. Terry will be very much missed by family, friends and many students from 1969-2008.
Visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday, January 27, 2023 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm, at which time a Memorial Service will be held at the Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 E. Main Street, Middletown, MD 21769. Interment private.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10001.