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

Wayland “Bud” Alexander ’59, of Johnson City, N.Y., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, surrounded by his family and friends at home. A funeral service will be held on Friday, at 11:00am, at the Barber Memorial Home, Inc., 428 Main St, Johnson City. Burial will be held at Vestal Hills Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Thursday, from 4-7:00pm, and Friday from 10:00am until the time of services at the Barber Memorial Home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be received to Lourdes Hospice; 4102 Old Vestal Road, Vestal, NY 13850. View Obituary.

Rev. Dr. Clark E Hobby ’47, of New Castle, passed away unexpectedly on the morning of Friday, April 21, 2017 at IU Health Ball Memorial.  A full obituary will posted when available.

The Hobby family will receive friends from 3:00 pm until 7:00 pm, Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Sproles Family Funeral Home and from 3:30 pm until 4:30 pm, Sunday, April 30, 2017 at First Christian Church.  A Festival Service of Eternal Life will be held at 5:00 pm, Sunday, April 30, 2017 at First Christian Church where at 4:30 pm special choral and instrumental pre-service music will be led by son, Robert Hobby.  A Prayer Service will be held at 9:00 am, Monday, May 1, 2017 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church with burial to follow in South Mound Cemetery West Lawn Addition.  To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of The Rev. Dr. Clark E. Hobby please visit Sympathy Store.

William Rickmers ’50, of Hummelstown, passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017, in the M. S. Hershey Medical Center.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at 11 AM in the Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home. Interment with military honors will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. Viewings will be held in the funeral home Monday, April 17, 2017, from 6 to 8 PM, and again on Tuesday from 10 AM until time of the service. View Obituary.

Howard Beury Sr. ’59, of Lavelle, on Saturday, February 25, 2017.

Bernard Vernick ’38, of Cherry Hill, N.J., died on March 14, 2017

James Stevens ’58, of Linton, Ind., passed away on March 4, 2017.

Adam “Max” Daffner ’47, of Livermore, Calif., passed away Jan. 8, 2017.



 Alumni Obituaries by Decade

1930-1939                    1970-1979

1940-1949                    1980-1989

1950-1959                    1990-1999

1960-1969                2000-Present

                                                                                       Former Employee


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