George Murray Hurley, age 80, passed away on Sunday, August 9, 2015 at his home. Born in Ocean City, he was the son of the late Randolph and Lucille Murray Hurley. He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Suzanne Brittingham Hurley and children, Jeff Hurley and his wife Sandy Davis Hurley of Ocean City, Mark Hurley of Ocean City, Eric Hurley of Willards, and Daphne Hurley of Ocean City. He was an adored grandfather to Amanda, Sarah, Leslie, Tucker, Chloe, Megan, and Emily Hurley, and Dillon Lucas. Also surviving are his brothers Gary Hurley of Charleston, SC and Tom Hurley of Delaware.
Mr. Hurley was a native of Ocean City where he attended Ocean City High School and was a member of their State Basketball Championship Team. He was a graduate of Salisbury State Teachers College and had proudly worked as an educator teaching at Stephen Decatur High School. He was a United States Army Veteran having served in the Korean War in Korea and the Philippines. He was owner/operator of Hurley Construction Company in Ocean City for many years. George was a member of the Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company, and past president of the Ocean City Lions Club and member of Atlantic United Methodist Church. He had served the citizens of Ocean City as President of the Ocean City Council as well as President of the Worcester County Commissioners. He had been a little league coach and proud member of Boy Scout Troop #261. He was an airplane pilot and enjoyed flying, and with his wife, seeing the world. George and Sue had built a second home on Cedar Island seven miles off the coast of Virginia where they entertained and spent many happy hours with their friends and family. Being an Eastern Shore lifelong resident he was an avid hunter and boating enthusiast. He along with his wife, co-authored several books including “A Pictorial of Ocean City”, and “Shipwrecks and Rescues”. He and his wife were instrumental in forming the Ocean City Life Saving Museum located at the end of the boardwalk which he moved from the original location on Caroline St. Mr. Hurley, who dedicated his whole life to the betterment of Ocean City and Worcester County was much loved and respected by its residents.