William E. Hurlbert, age 84, of Greenville, passed away Wednesday morning, April 3, 2019, in The Ridgewood at St. Paul’s Continuing Care Community.
Bill was born in Westford, Pennsylvania on September 15, 1934, to Carl E. and B. Ruth (Smith) Hurlbert.
He was a 1952 graduate of Jamestown High School, scholarship student at the Dana School of Music, Youngstown State University and received a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance and education in 1956.
As a professional musician, he served as organist in several area churches (including First Presbyterian Church for more than 20 years) and was piano soloist with the Greenville and Youngstown Symphony Orchestras.
He did private study in piano, completed his graduate level recital and pursued summer study with Katherine Bacon of the Juilliard Faculty in Chautauqua, New York.
Bill retired from the accounting department of Bessemer & Lake Erie Railroad in 1994 and had previously been employed in the Data Processing Department of R.D. Werner Company.
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Greenville.
He was also a member of Jamestown Adelphic Masonic Lodge #424 and the Greenville Orpheus Club.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Bevan and Michelle Hurlbert of Fort Mill, South Carolina.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Calling hours will be held on Monday, April 8 from 10:00 – 11:45 a.m. at Parlor of First Presbyterian Church, 323 Main Street, Greenville, Pennsylvania.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, April 8 at 12:00 Noon at the church, with Rev. David A. Dobi, Pastor, officiating.
Burial will be in Espyville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church Music Department, 323 Main Street, Greenville, PA 16125.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 South Main Street, Greenville.