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Marvin Hurley, 80
Marvin Wayne Hurley, 80, of Boonsboro, MD and formerly of Hagerstown, MD, peacefully entered the presence of His Lord on Saturday, November 3, 2018, at Fahrney-Keedy Home.
He was born on October 27, 1938, in Bristol, VA, the son of the late Ray Trent Hurley and Annie Garland (Fleenor) Hurley.
Marvin was a graduate of Bristol Virginia High School and the University of Kentucky, with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music education.
He studied advance trombone performance and conducting with Henry C. Smith, Principal Trombonist of Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra.
From 1962 through January 1994, he taught instrumental music at many Washington County schools.
Beginning in 1967 to 1994, he conducted the North Hagerstown High School Orchestra. The orchestra competed in music festivals across the United States and Canada.
Frequently, he conducted and adjudicated at regional musical festivals.
Marvin conducted the Frederick County Youth Orchestra and the Central Kentucky Philharmonic Orchestra.
He also played with the Maryland Theatre Orchestra and The Wayne Band.
After retiring, he worked at Machen Music and Quality First Insurance.
He was deeply committed to community service as a member of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors and the Hagerstown Kiwanis Club.
On three occasions, he conducted the American Music Abroad Orchestra Tours, performing at many famous cathedrals and concert halls.
Marvin was a member of Welty Church of the Brethren, where he taught Sunday school, served as a deacon and conducted the church orchestra and choir.
He was passionate about his faith, family, friends, students and the University of Kentucky Wildcats.
For 17 years, he traveled to Bristol to spend time with his father.
Marvin enjoyed all types of music, photography, travel and his 1980 Volvo.
Marvin is survived by his wife, Nancy (Muritz) Hurley, of 48 years.
He was the proud of father of two sons, William Trent Hurley of Ithaca, NY and Michael Lee Hurley and wife, Mai, of Houston, TX.
Other family members include sister-in-law, Becky Muritz; special cousins, Opal Jennings and Jean Combs of Bristol; and his adopted daughter, Robin (Thompson) Shirley, who was his caregiver for more than five years.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 10, 2018, at Welty Church of the Brethren, 13465 Greensburg Road, Smithsburg, MD 21783 at 11 a.m., with Pastor Mike Kenney officiating. There will be a viewing one hour prior to the service.
Family will receive friends at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown on Friday, November 9, 2018, from 3 to 6 p.m.
Memorial donations of flowers will be shared with Fahrney-Keedy residents. Donations may also be made to Barbara Ingram School for the Arts, Hurley Endowment, c/o The Community Foundation, 37 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, MD 21740; or to the Welty Church Music Fund.