Robert L. "Bob" Hurley, 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 his 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.
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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 Co.; 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 World War II he served in the Navy in a night torpedo bomber squadron aboard the aircraft carriers Kula Gulf and Block Island. He earned a bachelor's degree from UVA, where he was on the soccer, baseball and boxing teams, and an master's degree from Boston University.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday July 12, at Mechanicsville United Methodist Church, 7356 Atlee Rd. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to Hospice of VA: http://www.ahhospicefoundation.org/donation-page
Published in Virginia Gazette from July 10 to Aug. 9, 2013