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John Murray Hurley Jr.

1934 - 2021


John Murray Hurley Jr., 86, born November 15, 1934 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania passed away March 20, 2021 at his home in Florence.  John worked at the Wawa Dairy in Media, Pennsylvania and graduated from Media High School in 1953.  He went on to join the Air Force, where he served two tours in Vietnam as a pilot with the 8th Bomb Squadron.

In 1973, after serving 20 years in the Air Force, John retired as Squadron Commander, at the rank of Major.  He later worked for Hensley Batteries in Colorado Springs and also drove a semi-truck, delivering mobile homes throughout Colorado and surrounding states.  In later years, John owned and operated a Care Home with his wife, Mary.

John enjoyed woodworking, building sheds, attending family gatherings and traveling across the nation to visit family and friends.

He is survived by his children, Robert Hurley, Jim (Barbara) Root, Susan Bruening, Terri Munger; grandchildren, Jennifer Murphree, Olivia Davidson, Nicole Howell, Khristean Thibadeau, Johnathan Bruening, Sarah Peck, Jamee Ties, Shane Bruening, Jason Munger, Mandy Munger, Joshua Munger, Tara Mason; great-grandchildren, Kyla, Chase, Shaylee, Davina, Lacey, Rhiley, Dominic, London, Juliana, Abel, Kamryn, Lilly, Lydia, Julia, Aldous, Rowan, Toby, Cheyenne, Kane, Kaleb, Kyler, McKenzie, Colton and Quinn; sisters, Ann Rocco and Jane Corson.

John was preceded in death by his parents, John Murray Hurley Sr. and Helen Gladys (Walker) Hurley; wife, Mary Hurley and son, John Patrick Hurley.

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Jennifer Murphree

March 29, 2021 11:16 AM

Grandpa we will miss you more then any word could ever describe. I will always regret your not meeting sweet Chase, though you got to speak to him on the phone (or rather listen), you never got to see him, something I know you would have loved. He would have had you laughing, and kept you on your toes no doubt, haha! Kyla is sad, I am so sad. 

I wish I could just give you just one more hug. I have found myself staring at the back door where you would exit to your 5th wheel on your visits here to Florida. I stare at it and think about the hugs we exchanged every night something I will treasure for a lifetime. I remember you asking after about a week in, "do we all really have to hug every night" ( with a laugh) , and my saying to you  that you were lucky we didn't hug you morning and night to make up for all that lost time... You laughed again and said "seriously?", at which point I said yes, you are our  family, my Grandpa, I have loved and missed you all these years, and in our home we express this love. I meant it, every word. And now I will hug you in my dreams, and sadly miss you for eternity. ------Your Granddaughter Jennifer 

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