Thursday, 27 February 2014 11:54
Frank Edward Hurley III of Oyster Bay died on Feb. 8, 2014 at age 77. Beloved husband of 50 years to Janine; loving father of Frank E. (Katherine) Hurley IV, Christiane (Philip) Zoller, Alexandra Hurley; dear grandfather of Olivia and Emily. Cherished brother of Mary Jeanne, Trudy, Maureen and the late Barbara. Also survived by niece Regina and nephews Mark, Charles, Herbert and George.
Frank had a stellar career as Chief Chemist at Grumman Aerospace for 39 years, one of the highlights of which was his work on the Lunar Module project. He was also a master of the mechanical disciplines and could build and fix virtually anything. Frank and his wife Janine converted a barn in Cove Neck into a beautiful home where they raised their children and have lived for the past 50 years. Frank was also an avid naturalist and beekeeping was one of his many passions. Over the many years he enjoyed lecturing about honeybees to garden clubs and to grade-school children. After his retirement from Grumman, he enjoyed working as a trail guide at the Muttontown Preserve. He and Janine enjoyed playing bridge, ballroom dancing and traveling. Funeral Mass held at Chapel of St. Dominic’s R.C. Church. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery.