July 29, 1940 - January 27, 2022
Gerald Hershey Forney passed away peacefully on the morning of Thursday, January 27 at Spangcrest Manor Care after an extended illness. Gerald Hershey Forney was born on July 29, 1940 to Rev. Paul and Mary Hershey Forney. He was married to Betty M Forney for 58 years and had a son James Ronald Forney (Cindy) and a granddaughter Mallory Forney. He was a graduate of South Lebanon High School class of 1958. He was also a member of the Annville Church of the Brethren. Jerry was born into a large family and is survived by siblings Richard Forney (Verna), Eleanor Hitz (Earl), James Forney (Georgette), Barbara Lyndsay, and Betty Doll (Michael). He was pre-deceased by a brother Edgar Forney and a sister Marilyn Wagner Forney. Jerry, or Vegas as he was fondly called, retired as a printer from Lebanon Valley Offset and DISC. He enjoyed yard work, walking, listening to music, cooking (his skills as a gourmet cook were the delight of his family, especially Betty), attending horse races at Penn National, and visiting Hollywood Casino. Vegas was a sports fan and liked the Phillies, attending many games over the years including the World Series, and the Eagles. His dry sense of humor was enjoyed by family and friends. Jerry was a quiet, loyal friend to all. Above all, family was the most important part of his life. A funeral will be held on Wednesday February 2, 2022 at 11AM from Kreamer Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 618 E. Main Street, Annville. Interment will be in South Annville Cemetery. There will be a visitation on Tuesday evening from 6-8 at the funeral home and again on Wednesday from 10-11 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Annville Church of the Brethren, Music Fund, 495 E. Maple Street, Annville, PA 17003 or to The Annville Free Library, 216 E. Main Street, Annville, PA 17003 in his memory.
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