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Girard Leslie Hemminger

December 15, 1934 ~ December 9, 2018 (age 83)

Girard Leslie Hemminger, 83, of Coatesville, PA, went home to be with God on Sunday, December 9, 2018.
Born on December 15, 1934 in Brooklyn, NY; he was the son of the late Ralph W. and Jessamine M. Hemminger.  Known affectionately as Jerry, he was a 1952 Graduate of Exeter Academy of New Hampshire. He obtained a Bachelors’ Degree from Harvard University (Boston, MA), and a Masters’ Degree in Business from Columbia University (New York, NY).

He served honorably as a Commissioned Officer, First Lieutenant, of the U.S. Army.

After his service Girard worked for Republic Steel, U.S. Steel, Container Research Corporation, and Hatts True Value until his retirement in 2015.
Jerry lived life to the fullest and enjoyed many activities including bicycling and competitive shooting with his son, Girard. He was an avid scholar of history and enjoyed traveling the world including, China, Korea, Vietnam, Ecuador and Germany. He was known for his generous spirit and friendly demeanor. He most enjoyed the opportunity to meet new people and would often stop to chat with the many people he encountered at work and while going about his day-to-day errands. He spent many evenings around the family dinner table talking, tutoring, counseling and encouraging his children. He was a lover of all things chocolate.

Jerry leaves behind a legacy rarely seen in today's world and perhaps his greatest legacy is his family. He is survived by his wife, Jolean J. Hemminger, with whom he shared 20 years of marriage, his daughter, Kimberly L. Jessen (Derek), his son Girard W. Hemminger (Lana), his step-children H. Jason Scholl (Traci), Jessica M. Beach (John), 28 international children, and 14 grandchildren.

A Memorial Service Celebration will be held in his honor at 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1443 Telegraph Road West Chester PA 19380.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day  Saints Missionary fund. 1443 Telegraph Road, West Chester PA 19320 or Planned Parenthood  SEPA 1144 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19107.

Condolence messages for the family can be shared on the guest book.

Donations may be made to:

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Missionary fund
1443 Telegraph Road, West Chester PA 19380

Planned Parenthood SEPA
1144 Locust St, Philadelphia PA 19107

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