Obituaries and Alumni Memorial Grove



The Alumni Memorial Grove, built in September of 1995 and located at the intersection of Route 322 and Meadow Lane, has been the site of many special events and festivities during the past few years. Each year at Homecoming, the MHS Alumni Association uses the Pavilion for its annual Memorial Grove Service when they pay tribute to their deceased brothers and sisters. During the summer months, the Pavilion has been used for Sunday Chapel Services, weddings, and photo shoots.

The use of the Pavilion is extended to Milton Hershey School®’s alumni, employees, and retirees.

If you would like more information on using the Pavilion, contact the Mike Kinney at (717) 520-2203 or by e-mail:

Recent Obituaries & Service Information

Sterling Ashby ’87, of Washington, D.C., died peacefully in his sleep after a long struggle with brain cancer on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. Funeral services will be held on Monday December 4, 2017 at St Luke’s Episcopal Church 1514 15th St, NW Washington DC 20005. Viewing will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the service starts at 1 p.m. A repast will follow the service. Read more.

Michael P. Sokolowski Sr. ’71, of Hainesport, N.J., passed away peacefully Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, at Samaritan Hospice following a long battle with pancreatic cancer. A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, and again from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 15, both at the Mount Laurel Home for Funerals, 212 Ark Road, Mount Laurel. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 15, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, 1603 Marne Highway, Hainesport. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Hainesport. MHS Class of ’71 will be sending flowers. Obituary.

James Campbell ’70, no location available, passed away on December 13, 2015.

Harry E. Myrick Sr. ’50, of Lebanon, died on Saturday, May 13, 2017.

Richard Witmer ’52, died on December 5, 2011. MHS AR&P was notified in May 2017.

Robert C. Strickler ’53, of New Holland, passed away on May 13, 2017.

Wilfred Corse ’81, died on October 23, 2010.  MHS AR&P was notified in May 2017.


 Alumni Obituaries by Decade

1930-1939                    1970-1979

1940-1949                    1980-1989

1950-1959                    1990-1999

1960-1969                2000-Present

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Note:  To submit an obituary or notify MHS Alumni Relations of a death of a classmate, please email or call (717) 520-2034.