Calling Hours:
Monday, April 8, 2019, 10:00-11:45am
Parlor of First Presbyterian Church
323 Main St., Greenville, PA

Funeral Service:
Monday, April 8, 2019, 12:00pm
First Presbyterian Church
323 Main St., Greenville, PA
Rev. David A. Dobi, Pastor, officiating

Burial will be in Espyville Cemetery

William E. Hurlbert, age 84, of Greenville, passed away Wednesday morning April 3, 2019 in The Ridgewood at St. Paul's Continuing Care Community.

Bill was born in Westford, PA on September 15, 1934 to Carl E. and B. Ruth (Smith) Hurlbert. He was a 1952 graduate of Jamestown High School, scholarship student at the Dana School of Music, Youngstown State University, and received a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance and Education in 1956.

As a professional musician, he served as organist in several area churches (including First Presbyterian Church for more than 20 years), and was piano soloist with the Greenville and Youngstown Symphony Orchestras.

He did private study in piano, completed his graduate level recital and pursued summer study with Katherine Bacon of the Juilliard Faculty in Chautauqua, NY. Bill retired from the Accounting Department of Bessemer & Lake Erie Railroad in 1994 and had previously been employed in the Data Processing Department of R.D. Werner Co. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Greenville, Jamestown Adelphic Masonic Lodge #424 and the Greenville Orpheus Club. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law; Bevan and Michelle Hurlbert of Fort Mill, SC. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church Music Department, 323 Main St., Greenville, PA 16125. Arrangements have been entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville.



  1. Jim Straub Jim Straub
    April 5, 2019    

    God’s speed to all of Bill’s family, may he rest in peace!

  2. Larry J Goud, Jamestown, PA Larry J Goud, Jamestown, PA
    April 5, 2019    

    I will always remember your father Bevin. He was a gem. One of the nicest people I’ve ever known. I really loved his piano playing and the grace and dignity he possessed as he entertained. His reverence for music enhanced many of people throughout his life. Now, Bill is resting in the arms of Jesus. He had so many stories of the farm, his parents, and of course you Bevin. I enjoyed and loved all of those times he and I talked I will miss him for all that he was. We lost a great talent.

    I was always told that your day of death is more important to God than your day of birth. This saying came to me and comforted me when my parents passed away. I hope it will bring some comfort for everyone who loved Bill.

  3. Becky Johns Becky Johns
    April 6, 2019    

    I have so many fond memories of Bill. He was an integral part of the music community in Greenville, and got to know my family through our mutual love of music. My grandmother was Celia Kaufman Clarke, and my mother was Nila Beaver. It was a thrill to watch Bill perform with the Greenville Symphony! Bill has now joined his many friends in God’s orchestra, and I pray that will bring you some comfort. Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss.

  4. Andy Moreland Andy Moreland
    April 6, 2019    

    I was so sorry to haer of Bill passing. We were both highscool and college graduates from Jamestonww and Dana School of Musi

    Bill and I both graduated from Jamestown High School and Dana School of Music. He was the brst man at our wedding. He was a great guy and a dear friend.

  5. Dan Lenzi Dan Lenzi
    April 7, 2019    

    Your dad was one of the kindest men I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. His musical talent far surpassed any of his peers…..He was a gentle man with firmness and integrity that will be missed far beyond words. Rest assured that when he spoke of you, he sparkled. Working with him at the Railroad made it fun….

  6. Greenville Symphony Orchestra Society Greenville Symphony Orchestra Society
    April 30, 2019    

    Our deepest sympathy to Bill’s family. We will all miss Bill and his beautiful piano music giving so much enjoyment during many of our special performances.

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