Milton S. Hershey
Milton S. Hershey

September 13, 1857October 13, 1945 (88 years old)
Hometown: Hershey, PA
September 13, 1857October 13, 1945
(88 years old) | Hershey, PA


On October 13, 1945 Milton Hershey died at 10:00 A.M. in the Hershey Hospital. 

The community of Hershey came to a standstill. 

On October 16, 1945, Milton S. Hershey’s body lay in state in the foyer of the Hershey Industrial School.  A steady stream of his townspeople made their way up to the hill to honor the man and his memory.  Each had a story to tell about "M.S." as he was fondly known.

The funeral service, with all of the ministers of the Hershey churches in attendance, was held in the auditorium of the school.  Eight of his boys from the Hershey Industrial School senior class were chosen to be his pallbearers.

Mr. Hershey was laid to rest next to his beloved Catherine and his mother and father at the Hershey Cemetery.

Marriage Spouse: Catherine "Kitty" Hershey (m. May 25, 1898 - March 25, 1915) (her death) Wedding took place in the rectory of St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York City, New York.

Parents Father: Henry Hershey  Mother: Veronica "Fanny" Snavely 

Burial site: Hershey Cemetery, Hershey, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.