Derek Hershiser

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35 Railroad Street Plymouth OH 44865 10/21/2011 13:00:00

35 Railroad Street Plymouth OH 44865 10/22/2011 11:00:00

Derek S. “The Bear” Hershiser, age 32, resident of Ashland, Ohio passed away on October 18, 2011. He was born on August 2, 1979 in Willard, Ohio to Darrell and Linda (Ganzhorn) Hershiser. He worked at Snyders-Lance in Ashland, Ohio. Derek loved his dog, Kayla. He enjoyed football, fishing and camping; especially lighting a bon fire when the sun went down. One of his many hobbies was helping his friends and family with their home improvement projects.
He is survived by his parents, two brothers, Jason Hershiser of Akron and Ryan Hershiser of Ashland; Fiance, Robin Schrader of Plymouth, Ohio; one daughter, Kensley P. “The Little Bear Cub” Hershiser of Plymouth and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Virgil and Lucille Hershiser and maternal grandparents, John and Helen Ganzhorn.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Plymouth, Ohio on Friday, October 21, 2011 from 1:00 to 3:00PM and 6:00 to 8:00PM. where the funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 11:00AM with Pastor Herman King officiating. Burial will follow at the Greenlawn Cemetery in Plymouth, Ohio. Memorial contirbutions may be made to his daughter, Kensley Hershiser for a future college trust fund. Online condolences may be made to the family at


Kensley Baby bear cub - Apr 23, 2020
I love you so much
Kathy J Brown - Oct 22, 2011


Charlotte Fink - Oct 22, 2011

Dear Linda & Family, I am so very sorry to hear about your son.He is a beautiful Angel watching over you. I am thinking of you. God Bless You All! Char Fink & Family

Brad Moyers - Oct 21, 2011

I know the popular saying is that time heals all wounds. Actually, God heals all wounds; time can only mend them. I only knew Derek for one year in high school. We would sit at the back of the Latin class acting goofy and trying not to get caught. That’s the Derek I knew so many years ago and he was a real fun guy.

Steve and Rebecca Kennard - Oct 21, 2011

We are so sorry about the loss of Derek.Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Fran and Larry Smith - Oct 21, 2011

Linda,Darrel,Jason,Ryan,Robin,and Little Kensley, words can not express the loss you all are feeling right now.Darrel we went to school together,Linda we worked together, you all were are neighbors for many of years. We remember Derek since he was born, Great Kid,we remember all the boys over here playing,just being over here,they would all go back to the woods a play, Stephanie babysat,so many memories. We want you all to know our thoughts and prayers are with all of you and may God hold you close today, tomorrow, and everyday you need Him there as you deal with this GREAT loss. As you all will feel Dereks loss in different ways, know God will comfort you, bless you with loving memories, and touch your heart with His everlasting love. And to Little Kensley hold those pictures of you and Daddy close, Daddy loved you.
Larryand Fran Smith, Stephanie Herron, and Cortney Dalton

Rick McKee & Deanne - Oct 21, 2011

Darrell & Linda,
We are sorry for your loss of your son. Our most heartfelt condolences. We pray that God’s loving comfort envelop each of you.

Eric & Darla Rivera - Oct 21, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers to the family during this time of loss.
The Rivera Family

Brenda and Scott Page - Oct 21, 2011

Linda, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts will be with you, praying for peace for you, and the rest of your family.

Deb Deskins - Oct 20, 2011

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Derik was a great person to work with.

Renee Dove Workman - Oct 20, 2011

My thoughts and prayers go out to Derek’s family. I have so many happy memories of Derek from when he was growing up as a best friend of my son Timothy. It breaks my heart that he is gone from this earth at such a young age as I know he will be deeply missed. I pray that the Lord put his arm around your family through this and let them know he touched a lot of lives with his smile and kind heart.

Donna Hutchison - Oct 20, 2011

Linda and Family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your son. My thoughts and prayers are with you all, I hope that you can find comfort and Strength in Gods love for you all, and know that we are all thinking of you. Love to you– Mike and Donna Hutchison

Deb Andrews - Oct 20, 2011

Linda and Family: My thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. I hope and pray that the wonderful gift of “the bear cub” that Derek has left will help you to carry on and do so in memory of him. Love adn Friendship- Deb Andrews

Debbie Cunningham - Oct 20, 2011

Darrell & Family,

Your in my thoughts daily and I am sorry for your loss.
Debbie Cunningham

Phil and Kim Duke - Oct 20, 2011

Darrell and Linda,
We are so sorry to learn of this great loss. We cannot begin to imagine how much you hearts break with the loss of Derek. You have many freinds and family that are here for you to lean on and find comfort.
Phil and Kim Duke
Brunswick, Ohio

Elaine and Michael Reolfi - Oct 20, 2011

We’re so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and hearts go out to you and your family.

Lisa Mahon - Oct 20, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. May you remember the good times and have peace knowing how much he loved each of you. Derek was a special person and I feel honored to have had the opportunity to work with him at Snyder’s Lance. He will forever be missed!
Lisa Mahon
HR Manager, Snyder’s Lance Inc.

Charles & Joanne - Oct 20, 2011

Darrel, Linda, Jason, & Ryan. I cannot imagine the sorrow and pain you are going through. Hold on to your memories. I pray the Lord will take each one of you in His Loving Arms and comfort you and give you the strength for the coming days.

Lorie Smith AVI - Oct 20, 2011

Quiet, but very kind young man. I will miss seeing him every day. Hold on to the memories and God Bless you during this difficult time

Michelle Fife - Oct 20, 2011

No words can help the sadness you are all feeling. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Derek was such a nice person and I feel blessed that he worked with all of us at Snyders-Lance.

Michelle Ebersole - Oct 20, 2011

I am so sorry for your loss!! Derek is a great guy and I am glad I got to know him through work. you are in our thoughts and prayers!!

Betty Bair - Oct 20, 2011

You’ll in my thoughts & prayers. Please know that if you need anything we will be there for you and your family.Love your friends, Roscoe, Betty, Tony and Stacy

Kelli Swartz - Oct 19, 2011

I’m so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Beth Helber - Oct 19, 2011

I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.

Deborah Robinson - Oct 19, 2011

Linda and family
i am so sorry for the loss your son. My thoughts and prayers are with you all for comfort and Gods love at this difficult time.
Debbie Robinson