Barbara "Baba" McCord Hitchcock Hershey, age 80, of Savannah, GA, passed away on September 6, 2012 after a courageous fight. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. to the late Robert Morrison Hitchcock and Winifred McCord Hitchcock, Barbara was raised in Dunkirk and Buffalo, N.Y., and has resided in Savannah since
1977. Barbara was a graduate of Dunkirk High School and Endicott College of Beverly, Massachusetts. She taught nursery school at Westminster Pres-
byterian Church and Kindergarten at Elmwood Franklin School, both of Buffalo, N.Y. She also served on the board of Buffalo Children's Hospital.
After moving to Savannah, Barbara, along with her husband and companion David R. Hershey Sr., restored a home on West Perry Street and together ran a bed and breakfast known as The Stoddard Cooper House, where she fulfilled a lifelong dream of appearing in the New York Times. She was co-chair of the Second Designer's Showcase for the Historic Savannah Foundation. She taught first-and second-grade at St. Michael's School on Tybee Island. Barbara retired after 20 years from Compass Prints and Ray Ellis Gallery. Barbara was a past member of the Savannah Symphony Society and a card carrying
member of Sam's Club. She is survived by her sons, Peter McCord Hershey, Sr. (Margi), David Robert Hershey, Jr. (Sharon), and daughter Susan Hershey Smith (Lee), four grandchildren, Peter McCord Hershey, Jr., Bridget Heiterer Hershey, Theodore Knox Hershey, and Meghan O'Connell Smith; sisters Patricia H. Hayes of Girard, Pa. and Sally H. Brady of Buffalo, N.Y.; and 8 nieces and nephews. She was loved by all. Please join her family in celebrating Barbara's life, Friday, September 21 at 3 p.m. at Wilmington Island Presbyterian Church. There will also be a celebration of Barbara's life in the Buffalo, N.Y. area in the summer of 2013. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Wilmington Island Presbyterian Church Memorial Garden (450 North Cromwell Rd,
Savannah, GA 31410) or Westminster Presbyterian Church Memorial Garden (724 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, N.Y. 14222), or the charity of your choice. Our
family has been touched by MS, Alzheimer's, and cancer. Barbara had a wonderful zest for life, she never met a stranger, and she always opened up her heart and home to countless friends and relatives. She was a bright and shining star for all generations, and her vast array of family and friends
will miss her dearly. Please sign our online guestbook at www.foxandweeks.com Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel, Savannah, Georgia (912)