Wayne E. Hurlburt
Wayne E. Hurlburt, 62, of Lisbon, died on January 29, 2014, at his home. Wayne made a generous gift as an anatomical donor. A celebration of his life will be on Saturday, February 1, 2014, 2:00 PM at the United Methodist Church’s basement in Ogdensburg, Reverend Brian McCormick officiating. Wayne is survived by his wife Patricia “Patty”, a son, Wayne E. Hurlburt Jr., of Owego, daughters, Bonnie and husband Timothy Maslin, of Owego, Brittney J. Hurlburt, of Lisbon, stepchildren, Tirza Swan of Arizona, Joseph and Darci Bouchard of Galesburg, Illinois, Joshua and Amanda Bouchard of Wisconsin, Karetha and Erik Strand of Fort Myers, Florida, brothers, Arthur and wife Rose Hurlburt of Berkshire, Elwin and Anna May Hurlburt of Kanapolis, North Carolina, a sister, Audrey O’Bryan and her fiancé Humphrey Crawley of Cheraw, South Carolina, 16 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was born on January 1, 1952 in Cortland, New York, the son of Arthur and Vivian Ingraham Hurlburt Wayne graduated from high school in Owego, New York in 1970, and then married Verna Sweeney in 1971, she predeceased him. He married Patricia Adkins on July 17, 2010 in Lisbon. Wayne owned and operated Hurlburt Construction in Ogdensburg, and previous to that he was a tool and die maker for Bendix Corp. and Switzer Aircraft. He was a member of Alcoholics Anonymous where he was a legend, helping other people. He loved his animals, farming, constructing buildings, gardening, and restoring things.
Wayne E. Hurlburt
And most of all, Wayne loved LIFE! No mater how challenging it was, Wayne clearly stated “LIFE IS GOOD”! His greatest gift to all of us: He taught us how to live ‘one day at a time” wringing joy and gratitude from every precious moment.
Wayne is my brother and I love him. Cancer is a terrible thing but for the last 6 years it brought us closer together. Every week we would talk and he would tell me what he was doing and I would picture in my mind what he was saying. I know he loved Patty and Brittney and the small farm where he lived. He would tell me about all his friends and how he was involved with AA and that he hoped he had changed lives with his friendship. I know he did by all the people that showed up to help him when he needed them. I don’t know you but thank you! We would talk about his love of the farm and how he would ride the tractor to put in hay. He told me he wanted to live long enough to do it one more time. We were to get together in the spring. Wayne told me he was saved and was at peace with dying.I know he is with Jesus and his family in heaven.I went to see him at the end as he told me that is what he wanted, I did not stay long. I told him that I loved him and it was ok to go be with Jesus.I love you Wayne, your brother, Elwin
Every time we spent any amount of time with Wayne and the ever increasing “family” we always came away with a deep feeling of love, joy, awe, gratitude…. will so miss you Wayne, yet you will never leave our hearts and soles. Look forward to many more precious memories with the “family” and the wonderful spirit/zest for living you share with us.
Ryan and Tammy
To the Family of Wayne Hurlburt,
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one, Wayne. The Bible makes it clear that God did not originally intend for humans to die. Romans 6:23 says “The wages sin pays is death, but the gift God gives is everlasting life”. After sin and death entered the world, God revealed that it was his purpose that the dead be resurrected back to life (Acts 24:15) Where? Psalm 37:29 says “The righteous will possess the earth. And they will live forever on it”. For more comforting thoughts about our dead loved ones, please visit jw.org.