Harold N. Hess, formerly of Shohola, Pa., dies at age 88


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Harold N. Hess, formerly of Shohola, Pa., and of Boswell, Pa., died Oct. 4, 2017, at Laurel View Village, Davidsville, Pa. He was 88.

Son of the late Edward J. Hess and Elsie May Hess, he was born Oct. 11, 1928.

He was predeceased by his wife, Caroline Schields Hess, in 1986.

He was a member of St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church, Davidsville, and St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church, Shohola. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.

A prominent Pike County businessman, he was founder, owner, and president of the former Harold N. Hess Co., Westfall Construction Co., Milford Community Television, Hess Laundry and Dry Cleaning, Woodland Kitchens, and Hi-Land Gas Service. Prior to his business endeavors, he served in the U.S. Army and as the station master for the Erie Railroad in Lackawaxen, Pa.

Survivors include his daughters, Judith A. Hess of Breinigsville, Pa., and Deborah K. Potere of Roanoke, Va.; one granddaughter, Kristen N. Herchenrider of Pottstown, Pa.; grandsons, Brian T. Potere of Sterling, Va., and Ian N. Potere of Wendell, N.C.; three great-grandsons, Henry, Nathaniel, and Otto; and several nieces and nephews.

Two brothers, Edward M. Hess and Roger K. Hess, predeceased him.

A private Mass of Christian Burial at St. Ann’s and burial in German Hill Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements were made by the Stroyan Funeral Home, Milford.



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