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Ernest “Ernie” H. Corson III

Ernest “Ernie” H. Corson III ’64, 76, passed away on Saturday, April 29, 2023. He was the husband of Joanna Corson.

Corson, III, Ernest “Ernie” H., – of Harrisburg, Pa., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 29th, 2023. He is survived by his wife of 50 years Joanna M. Corson; his son Ernest H. Corson, IV (husband of Jennifer), brothers Joseph and Ronald Corson; Uncle James Corson; and step-granddaughter Cammie. Ernest was preceded in death by his son Todd; parents Eleanor (Goodacre) and Ernest H Corson, Jr., and a brother John.

Ernie had a huge love for movies, hockey (Hershey Bears and Pittsburg Penguins) and the beach (Ocean City, New Jersey). Ernest was born in Wildwood Villas, N.J., but raised by the Milton Hershey School at the age of 4, graduating in the class of 1964. He went on to Hershey Junior College, which later merged with HACC. Ernest completed his education at Memphis University, graduating in 1968. After graduation, he moved back to Pleasantville, N.J., where he worked for many years at Sears in the Shore Mall.

In 1981, Ernest and Joanna became House Parents with the Milton Hershey School. Ernest also worked for Hershey Entertainment as a ticket taker and usher for many years. In 1987, Ernest became the Homelife Director at Milton Hershey School. He retired in 2011, after 30 years of service.

Interment will be held on Saturday, May 13th at 10 a.m. in the Hershey Cemetery on Route 743 (Laudermilch Road). A Celebration of Life will follow at 11 a.m. in the Purcell Friendship Hall, 109 McCorkel Road, Hershey PA 17033. The family will visit with guests following the service.

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Hoover Funeral Home of Hershey assisted with arrangements. Send condolences at

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