On Nov. 9, Harold Maxwell “Sonny” Hersch. He spent his last years in the loving companionship of Jane Schaffer of New York City, who survives him along with her daughters Julia Gruberg (Caroline Blackford) and Laura Gruberg (Caroline Berler). He had a joyous marriage to Sue Keating for more than sixteen years until her death in December 2016. He is survived by first cousins Louise Mirkin (Peter Deutsch) and Lawrence Mirkin (Stephanie Merrin); second cousin Aaron Mirkin; nephew Michael Granet (Carol); nieces Jill Suskind and Judy Bell (William); and grand-niece Kyle Ann Bell and grand-nephew Jonathan Bell. He also leaves stepchildren Cricket Keating, Peter Keating (Alice), Ted Keating (Emily) and grandchildren Natalie Keating, Sarah Keating, Christopher Keating, Olivia Keating, Maddie Keating and Gabriel Keating. He also leaves other extended family members and many other friends.
Contributions may be sent to the B’er Chayim Congregation Endowment Fund (berchayim.org) or to ¡Adelante Latina!, an after-school enrichment program for Latina girls attending Baltimore City high schools (adelantelatinabaltimore.org). Both organizations were of great importance to him.