Belmont, NY- Louis E. Hurd, 66, of 25 Willard Street passed away on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at home surrounded by his family, following a brief illness. He was born July 22, 1948 in Wellsville the son of the late Albert D. and Nina (Goodwell) Hurd. On August 13, 2011 in Belmont he married Jane Scott who survives.
Lou was a 1966 graduate of Scio High School. He was veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Viet Nam from 1968 to 1969, with C Battery-6th-Battalion-33rd Artillery and achieved the rank of Specialist 5th Class. He was formerly employed at Dresser-Rand in Wellsville from 1969 to 1971, Air Preheater Company in Wellsville from 1971 to 1982 and General Manufacturing in Franklin Park, IL from 1983 to 1999; he retired in 2005.
He was a 13 year member of the Herbert Delong Post 808 American Legion in Belmont; and served as Commander from 2010 to the time of his death. He was elected 2nd Vice Commander of the Allegany County American Legion in 2012, 1st Vice Commander in 2013 and was serving as Commander at the time of this death. He was also a member of the 40 & 8. He was a loving husband, dad and grandfather, who enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf and bowling.
Surviving in addition to his wife are seven children, Jerome (Andrea) Hurd of Painesville, Ohio, Tammy (Robert) Schret of Dillonsville, FL, Terrina “Terri” (Richard) Santiago of Aurora, IL, Gary Brownell Jr. of Pennsylvania, Brent (Michele) Platt Jr. of Belmont, Alisha (Tony) Sands of Belmont, and Tracy (Jeremy) Ledis of Boston, MA, 18 grandchildren, three sisters, Lois Stephens of Alma, Linda Klemm of Patterson, CA and Loni (Norman) Gauthier of Grand Junction, MI, one brother (like no other) Gary (Cheryl) Meger of Lombard, IL as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Judy (Kiefer) Hurd on October 12, 2009 and two daughters, Sonya Hurd in 2011 and Monique Brownell in 2013.
Friends are invited to call on Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc., 17 Schuyler Street in Belmont. The funeral will be Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 1:00 pm in the funeral home with Rev. Richard Hurd presiding. Burial with military honors will be in Forest Hills Cemetery in Belmont, with a reception to follow at the American Legion. The family suggests memorial donations to the American Legion Post 808 in Belmont. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.