Shawn Hershberger

Born: 06/21/1966 Passed:

Shawn Hershberger, 54, of Canton, Ohio passed away February 6, 2021. He was born in Millersburg, Ohio on June 21, 1966. He graduated from Garaway High School in 1984. Shawn had many hobbies including photography, gardening, and cooking. He also enjoyed traveling to the ocean and going on camping adventures in the RV with David. His biggest enjoyment though was spending time with his many friends and family, especially his grandkids.

He was well known in the community for owning and operating Cafe 1320 in North Canton, Ohio from 2001 to 2012. He enjoyed creating many memories with his customers and employees who were like family to him. He also enjoyed several years he was employed taking pictures for Lifetouch Photography.

He was preceded in death by father, Terry Hershberger; brother, Ricky Gray; aunt, Joyce Hershberger.

He is survived by husband, David Howard; daughter, Mikaela (Chrissy) Hershberger Griffeth; his grandchildren Jaxon, Easton and Kennedy;  mother, Judy Gray;  mother-in-law, Nicki (Vicki) Howard; sisters, Denise (Mark) Mullet and Paige Gray-Frame; brothers, Gavin (Valerie) Hershberger, Vince (Jackie) Hershberger, Mitchell Hershberger, Shane Wolfe, Randy Gray; uncle, Gary (Karen) Koenig; aunts, Joann Hershberger and Cheryl Hershberger; Cole Morris, who was like a son; and many more beloved family and friends.

No immediate services will be held. A celebration of life event will be held at a future date.


13 Tributes to Shawn Hershberger

  1. Chuck Yosick says:

    My deepest condolences to everyone. I didn’t know Shawn well, but he was always nice & friendly.

    • Tracy laisure says:

      So sad to hear this news !! Shawn had a great personality ,and a contagious laugh .I had the pleasure of working with him. He spoke of David, his daughter and grand children often sorry for your loss .we will all miss him.

      • Rhonda Walker says:

        Shawn was such an awesome person. I worked with him in the early 90’s at Cheers in New Philly…Lots of fun times with him. I am so sorry to his family for your loss. He was one of a kind!

  2. Michael Morris says:

    To Mikaela and your family,
    Our sincerest sympathies for the loss of your dad, son, brother, and nephew.
    Prayers for your comfort, may you find peace in your time of need. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Michael Morris & family.

  3. Carolyn Wise says:

    Shawn was always welcoming to me, being Mikaela’s college friend! He always had a soft welcoming tone and a smile on his face. I could always see that Mikaela got her loving nature from him. Heaven gained a beautiful angel

    • Sally Brown says:

      Shawn was my neighbor and a great guy who cared about people. He was a kind and tenderhearted man. He will be greatly missed. My heart goes out to David and Shawn’s family. Not that long ago he came to visit me at my home and we set and talked for awhile. I will miss him. Love and prayers to you all!!

  4. Cathy T says:

    I had the pleasure of shawn being my boss for several months.He always made it fun being at work. So down to earth. Was a great boss that really worked hard . ALWAYS had a way of making u smile or laugh! Thoughts and prayers for his family and friends .A great person gone too soon.

    • Bill Kienzle says:

      Shawn was a close friend growing up in Baltic. We had many fun times throughout our school years but as life may have it we went different directions in life. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. Shawn may you rest in peace. Always lots of love for you. Your friend, Bill

  5. Connie Ciekanski says:

    I never called him Shawn. I always referred to him as Hershberger. We were close friends back in the day. Lost touch the last few years. I am so sorry for that. I will always cherish the good times we had together. He could always make me laugh, even when I wanted to be ticked off.
    I am so sad for all of you who lost such a special person.
    I will miss you Hershberger!!!!
    Love Connie!

  6. Jason m parsons says:

    I’m sorry David for your loss

    • Mark Johnson says:

      Dave, Mikaela, and family – I am so sorry for your loss! Shawn was a special person that I will always remember fondly. I hope your happy memories help you through this difficult time.

  7. Michelle Marchand says:

    So sad….we knew Shawn from Cafe 1320…great guy and always a fun time with him…we will miss his smiling face…God BLess…Condolences to David, Mikahela and all the family.

    Eric/ and Michelle (Cafe 1320 customers)

  8. Kyle Lahm says:

    A life well lived but too short. As a former classmate and friend I can’t count how many good times we had in our youth. Shawn had an infectious personality, quick witted, always smiling and a way about him that was fun and he could always make me laugh. You will be missed. Condolences to his family and friends. Godspeed my friend.

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