Branchport - William F. Hurd, age 77 of Branchport, N.Y. passed away Thursday (March 21, 2013) surrounded by his loving family at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Penn Yan.
Friends and family may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday (March 25) at the Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, 201 E. Elm St., Penn Yan. His funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday (March 26) at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Sandi Perl and Rev. Barbara Gifford. Burial with Military Honors will be at Branchport Cemetery in Branchport, N.Y.
Memorial donations may be made in Bill's memory to the Branchport-Keuka Park Fire Dept., 3686 Rte 54A, Branchport, NY 14418 or the Branchport Methodist Church, 3376 Guyanoga Valley Rd., Branchport, NY 14418.
William was born in Canandaigua, N.Y. on April 2, 1935, the son of the late Robert and Elizabeth VanEpps Hurd. He served in the US Army from 1958 to 1960 and retired from the US Army Reserves as a Staff Sergeant with 30 years of service. He worked for 41 years for Penn Yan Boats, 3 years as a NY State Fire Inspector, and for 6 years with the Penn Yan School District. Bill was a member of the Branchport-Keuka Park Fire Dept. for 60 years, where he was past fire chief from 1973-76. He served as Deputy Fire Coordinator from 1976 to 1998, was a member of the Yates County Fire Chiefs Association and was past director of the Northern Central Fireman's Association. Bill was also a member of the Loyal Order of Moose
Penn Yan Lodge 2030 and the American Legion Post 355. Bill enjoyed hunting and playing cards with his family. He loved NASCAR and watching ESS Sprints, and Lance Yonge Racing.
Bill is survived by his loving wife, Jean Moss Hurd; children, Robin (Thomas) Davie, Anthony (Cheryl) Hurd, Mindy (Loren) Johnson; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Linda Hurd (Paul) Colvin; sister and brothers-in-law, Janet (David) Hopkins, Judy (Anton) Dinehart, and Joanna (William) Whipfrey.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his mother and father-in-law, James and Margaret Moss Ingram.
Friends and family may sign the guestbook at www.townsendwoodfuneralchapel.com