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Funeral Services Held for Former Worcester County Leader

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George Hurley (Photo credit: Hurley family) George Hurley (Photo credit: Hurley family)

BERLIN, Md.– Funeral services were held Friday for George Murray Hurley, a beloved member of the Worcester County community who died Sunday, Aug. 9 at age 80. 

Members of the community were invited to the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin for the public viewing, which preceded the funeral.

Hurley was an Ocean City native known for his commitment to growing and strengthening the city. He attended Ocean City High School and went on to become a Worcester County teacher. Hurley served as president of the Ocean City Council as well as president of the Worcester County Commissioners.

Many people turned out to pay their respects, including close friend, the Hon. Dale Cathell.

“He was a great civic servant and he was a good friend to many, many people,” Cathell said.

Dave Smith, of Worcester County, recalls Hurley as one of the last men of a significant generation for Ocean City and Worcester County.

“He loved the community.” Smith said. “He was such a leader and I’m here to honor him today.”

Hurley is survived by wife Suzanne; four children, Jeff, Mark, Eric and Daphne; and eight grandchildren. 

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