WEST BATH — Bob Hurd passed away on September 21, 2018. He was born on June 12, 1943, in Wilton, Maine, a son of the late John and Yvonne Hurd.

Bob graduated from Brunswick High School in 1961, the University of Maine in 1965 and received his master’s of education degree in 1971 from the University of Maine. While at Orono, Bob played football all four years and was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity where he was the treasurer for two years.

Bob taught school in New Hampshire for seven years. He has received notes commending him for being a terrific role model and inspiration to numerous football players, students, employees and friends. Bob managed The Bill Dodge Auto Group for 30 years before starting a marketing consultation business with his son before retiring in 2008.

Bob was a member of the Bath Elks Lodge and the Brunswick Country Club where he was an avid golfer. Bob traveled with his family many times and to many places including Europe, Bermuda, Alaska and Florida. He loved his family and his pets and was a wonderful family man.

Bob is survived by his wife of 53 years, Nancy, and she was his best friend for 59 years, a son Michael and his wife Susan, a daughter Stephanie Kirkpatrick and her partner, Chris “Fitzy” Fitzgerald. Bob also leaves behind four grandchildren: Ellie and her husband Ian Carle, Laurel Hurd, Samuel Kirkpatrick and Haley Kirkpatrick, his brother John and his wife Diane Hurd, a brother-in-law Bill Dodge, as well as several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, Bob and Nancy request that a donation be made to an animal shelter of your choice in Bob’s memory.

At their request, a private ceremony will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives.