Frank C. Hurley Jr.


Baltimore, Maryland

Frank Claridge Hurley, Jr. of Easton, formerly of Neavitt and Baltimore, died on Sunday, November 22, 2009 at the Utz Terrace Nursing Home in Hanover, PA. He was 88.

Born in Oxford on December 11, 1920, he was the son of the late, Frank C., Sr. and Drusilla Dawson Hurley. As a young man, he moved to Baltimore where he graduated from Baltimore City College in 1939. He then worked for Bethlehem Steel Company in Baltimore until entering the U.S. Navy. He served aboard USS Skagit in both the European Theatre of Operations and the Pacific Theatre of Operations. Following his Honorable discharge from active duty, he returned to Baltimore to work for Bethlehem Steel. He retired in 1981 as Supervisor of Shops. In 1982, he moved to Neavitt and to Easton in 2002.

He was a member of the Neavitt United Methodist Church, he was also a member of Mt. Nebo Masonic Lodge #229, A.F. & A.M. and the Sons of the American Revolution. For many years, he was a member of the Miles River Sail and Power Squadron where he was an instructor in engine maintenance and for 12 years was their Fleet Captain who was responsible for planning cruises for the group. He was also a winner of their annual navigation contest several times. He was a person who enjoyed telling jokes; he also enjoyed carpentry, hunting, fishing, and boating.

Mr. Hurley is survived by his wife, the former, Thelma Louise Mueller whom he married May 15, 1943 in Baltimore; a daughter, Marlee A. Dayhoof of Darlington, MD; two sons, Richard F. Hurley of New Freedom, PA and Michael W. Hurley of White Hall, MD and two grandchildren, David C. Hurley and Kyle Patrick Hurley.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, November 27, 2009 at the Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, P.A., Easton where friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 10:00-12:00 P.M.

Burial, with military honors, will be held at the Oxford Cemetery, Oxford, MD.

Memorial donations may be made to the Talbot Hospice Foundation, 586 Cynwood Drive, Easton, MD 21601.