Juneau resident Robert "Bob" Hurt died May 13, 2008, at Alaska Regional Hospital after a sudden illness. He was 58.
He was born June 23, 1949, in San Jose, Calif., to Richard and Helen Hurt. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1968 and served in Vietnam. He received the Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation, Gallantry Cross Medal with Palm, Vietnam Service Medal with one Bronze Star and various other ribbons and medals.
He joined the Coast Guard in 1974. While stationed in Sitka, he met Lisa Vigil, whom he married on June 5, 1989, while stationed in Florida. After his retirement from the Coast Guard in 1990, he began employment in maintenance with the Juneau School District at Floyd Dryden Middle School.
He enjoyed working with kids in the Juneau Youth Football League, building models and remote-controlled cars and boats. Most importantly, he enjoyed spending time with his grandson, Donny, his family said.
He is survived by his wife, Lisa Hurt, of Juneau; mother, Helen Herman, of Cupertino, Calif.; in-laws, Felix and Lala Vigil, of Juneau; son, Frank Hurt and wife, Nickie, of Juneau; daughter, Valerie Hurt, of San Ramon, Calif.; stepdaughter, Sarah Bischoff and husband, Kyle, of Juneau; stepson, Jared Fortin, of Juneau; grandchildren, Maxie and Pedrin Saceda-Hurt, and Donny and Casen Bischoff; brother, Allen Hurt and wife, Marilyn, of Seattle, Wash.; and sister, Shirley Sampson and husband, Tim, of San Jose.
Family members said he loved his pets, Chewy, Badger, Toby, Kovu and Simba.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, May 19, at the Alaskan Memorial Park, 3839 Riverside Drive. Following the service, all are invited to attend a celebration of life barbecue and potluck at 3 p.m. at Sandy Beach in the first covered area.
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