Obituary: Richard W. “Dick” Hurd, 83, of Seymour

Valley-OBT-Richard-HurdRichard W. “Dick” Hurd, 83 of Seymour entered into peaceful rest April 13, 2013 at Shady Knoll Health Center; he was the beloved husband of 60 years to Shirley E. (Watkins) Hurd.
Mr. Hurd was born in New Hampshire on June 27, 1929, son of the late Herbert P. and Marjorie (Morse) Hurd.
Richard was a retired Mechanical Engineer from the DuPont Corp. where he was employed for 50 years. He was a Korean War Veteran serving in the U.S. Air Force.
Mr. Hurd was a member of the Seymour Evangelical Baptist Church; he was a graduate of the University of New Hampshire where he also played Lacrosse.
He was an avid sports fan and played 5 decades of softball; he also umpired baseball and refereed basketball.
In addition to his wife, Richard leaves his loving family including 4 children, Wayne R. Hurd and his wife Joanne of Old Saybrook, Ralph R. Hurd and his wife Maureen of Seymour, Lynn S. Burt and her husband Larry of Ansonia, and Kim Lesiw and her husband Daniel of Norton, MA, 8 grandchildren, April, Matt, Scott, Jeff, Jason, Jessica, Alexandra, and Adam, and 4 great grandchildren, Alec, Parker, Jacob, and Marissa, and several nieces and nephews.
Calling Hours are Tuesday from 4 – 7 p.m. in the Ralph E. Hull Funeral Home 161 W. Church St., Seymour, the Funeral will directly follow at the funeral home at 7 p.m. Interment with full Military Honors will be in Chesterfield West Cemetery, Chesterfield, NH at a later date.
Memorial gifts may be sent to Shady Knoll Health Ctr., 43 Skokorat St., Seymour, CT 06483.
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