Lifelong Staten Islander Frederick V. Hurst Jr.
of Randall Manor, a supervising analyst and
World War II veteran, died Wednesday in St.
Vincent's Hospital, West Brighton. He was 81.
A graduate of Wagner College -- he also earned
2002 a master's degree in mathematics from the
Grymes Hill school -- Mr. Hurst worked as a
supervising analyst at the Port Authority in
Manhattan for 40 years. He retired in 1991.
Mr. Hurst served as a sergeant in the U.S.
Army's 17th Replacement Company from 1943 to
1946, stationed mostly in France and Germany.
A member of the Staten Island Power Squadron for
more than 40 years, he had a passion for the
outdoors, especially for sailing and boating.
Mr. Hurst also liked to lecture as part of the
public boating course, according to his family.
He had the kind of dry wit and humor that made
everybody laugh, said his wife of 34 years, the
former Rosa Sipl.
Born in Great Kills, Mr. Hurst settled in
Randall Manor in 1966. He was a member of New
Dorp Moravian Church.
In addition to his wife, surviving are his two
sons, Paul and Andrew.
The funeral service was to be today at 8 p.m. in
Harmon Home for Funerals, West Brighton.
Arrangements included cremation.