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HURLEY, Robert L. "Bob," of Mechanicsville and Williamsburg, died Friday, July 5, 2013 at 88. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anne N. Hurley; and son, Rob Hurley. He is survived by daughters, Jane Swan (Chris), Trish Fulcher and Susan Everett (Mike); grandchildren, Mac Swan, Allie White (Dustin) and Sheridan Fulcher; great- grandchildren, Hayden Everett and Audrey White; and longtime companion, "Frankie" Bruce. He retired as editor of Army Trainer magazine, where he received the Meritorious Medal for Performance, and the "Blue Pencil" and Keith L. Ware awards. Before that, he was a senior associate professor at St. Leo College; corporate director of public relations for Dow Badische Company; in public relations with what is now Exxon Corp.; and city editor of the Danville Register. Bob held offices and memberships in the local United Way Fund, the Williamsburg Rotary Club, Navy League, several press/public relations societies, and helped organize the first Occasion of the Arts event. During WWII, he served in the U.S. Navy in a night torpedo bomber squadron aboard the aircraft carriers Kula Gulf and Block Island. He earned a B.A. from UVA, where he was on the soccer, baseball and boxing teams and an M.S. from Boston University. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 12, 2013 at Mechanicsville United Methodist Church, 7356 Atlee Rd. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Hospice of Virginia

This obituary was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
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Published online on 7/10/2013 courtesy of Richmond Times-Dispatch.