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Frederick T. Hurlock

Aug 18, 2009

Frederick T. Hurlock, 78, Unityville, Pa., formerly of Jackson Hole, WY and Elverson Pa., died Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009 at Williamsport Hospital.

Born Aug. 1, 1931 in West Chester, Pa., he was the son of the late Thomas C. and Thelma E. Hurlock. He was married 58 years to the former Laurel J. Schaetzle, who survives.

He was a self-employed businessman operating, Flowing Springs Inn, Route 100, prior to retiring from the National Park Service, where he served at Valley Forge National Historic Park and Grand Teton National Park in 1997.

A 1949 graduate of Spring City High School, he served his country during the Korean War from 1949-55 with the 82nd Airborne Division, 307th Combat Engineers Co. B, as a Staff Sergeant and Jumpmaster, where he developed his life long love of flying. During his years in Wyoming, he served in the Civil Air Patrol, participating in numerous search and rescue missions. Fred was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He also enjoyed restoring vintage cars and was a student of military history. One of his prize projects was the restoration of a WW II Jeep, which he proudly displayed at community parades.

Fred was a Past Master of Mt. Pickering No. 446 F. & A.M. Upper Uwchland. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite and the Rajah Shrine in Reading; the B.P.O.E. #582 Laramie, WY; American Legion Post 564, Millville; the Moose Lodge 866, Muncy Valley, the EAA; the MVPA; the Unityville Volunteer Fire Co; the North Mountain Sportsman Assoc.; and a lifetime member of the NRA.

In addition to his wife Laurel, survivors include a son, Frederick C., of Lander, WY; a daughter, Laurel Lee Brabson of New Milford, Pa., and two grandchildren, Caitlin Rose and Matthew James Hurlock of Lander, WY.

Contributions can be made in his memory to the Shriners Children’s Hospital, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607 or online at www.shrinershq.org.

Friends paid their respects at Cattermole-Klotzbach Funeral Home, 600 Washington St., Royersford, PA 19468 on Thursday, Aug. 13 followed by a memorial service. Masonic internment followed the service at St. Matthews Lutheran Church, 2440 Conestoga Road, Chester Springs, PA 19425.