Obituary of Melvin Hurley (1946 – 2021) – Toledo, OH
Mr. Melvin Hurley, 75, went to be with the Lord on October 5, 2021. Mel was born in Springfield, Illinois, on May 8, 1946. He grew up in the Springfield area and graduated from Waverly High School in Waverly, IL. . Shortly after graduation, he enlisted in the US Navy and was selected for their nuclear power program. He served 6 years on the nuclear submarine LaFayette.
On June 15, 1968, he married Linda DeCarlo in New Salem, Pennsylvania. After serving his 6 years in the Navy, they moved to Ambridge, Pennsylvania and worked as a station operator at the Duquesne Light Nuclear Power Plant. They bought their first home in East Liverpool, OH, also living in Bay City, MI, Glenmore, OH and eventually settling in Northwood, OH. They lived there for 33 years and moved to Wilmington, North Carolina after their retirement.
Some of Mel’s favorite activities are fishing, golfing, reading books about our country’s history (very patriotic), biking, birding, and vacationing with her children and grandchildren. He was quite a handyman, owned many tools and enjoyed renovating and repairing the house. Mel loved to be outside and kept a beautiful landscaped yard.
Mel was a very spiritual and dedicated Christian. He attended Cedar Creek Church in Ohio and Port City Community Church in Wilmington, North Carolina. He enjoyed helping others, whether it was a neighbor or working on church projects. He helped build the Cedar Creek Satellite Church in West Toledo, OH.
Mel’s greatest love in his life was his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his father, Melvin Hurley, and his mother, Agnes Atchison. He is survived by his wife, Linda; son, Sean; daughter and son-in-law, Carrie and Mike Williams, son and daughter-in-law, Nathan and Connie. He is survived by 11 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and his brother, Charles Hurley. He was an amazing man with a big smile. Her family and many friends find themselves with a big hole in their hearts.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 23 from 11:00 am until the time of the memorial service with military honors at 3:30 pm at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd., Toledo, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Tunnel to Towers http://t2t.org .
Good memories and expressions of sympathy can be shared at www.CoyleFuneralHome.com for the Hurley family.
Posted by The Blade on October 17, 2021.