Dr Leonard Hersher
Born 1925 in Lancaster, PA
Died 7/11/2014 in Syracuse, NY


Leonard Hersher, 89, of Syracuse, died at home Friday, July 11, 2014, surrounded by his family. He was born on March 30, 1925 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Mr. Hersher attended NYU where he received his BA and then graduated from the University of Chicago with a PhD in psychology. He served in the US Army during WWII in France as a communications officer and was decorated with a Purple Heart.

In 1948 he married Hilda Turoff, with whom he spent 65 wonderful years. Leonard retired from the faculty of the Pediatrics Department of Upstate Medical Center after 37 years. His interests included social activism, photography, poetry and drama.

Survived by his wife, Hilda Hersher; sons, Jay and Michael Hersher; daughter, Lisa Brockington; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 14, 2014 at the Birnbaum Funeral Chapel, 1909 E. Fayette Street. Friends may visit with the family from 1 to 2 p.m. at the chapel on Monday prior to the service. Burial will be in Beth El Cemetery.

Date of Death: July 11, 2014
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