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Albert H. Hurst, foundry foreman, veteran Aug. 19, 1918 -- Feb. 11, 2006

Albert H. Hurst Sr., a retired foundry foreman and school custodian who was a veteran of World War II, died Saturday in Mercy General Hospital, Muskegon, Mich., after a brief illness. He was 87.

A longtime resident of Niagara County, he was born in Gadsden, Ala., and attended Gadsden High School. He served in the Army as a staff sergeant during the war and saw combat in the Philippines.

Mr. Hurst moved to Buffalo in 1947, Wheatfield in 1952 and North Tonawanda in 1972.

He worked as a foundry foreman at Buffalo Pipe & Foundry for 33 years, retiring in the early 1970s. In 1974, he started work as a custodian at Starpoint Central High School in Pendleton, retiring in 2001 after 27 years of service.

Mr. Hurst was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in North Tonawanda. He moved to Muskegon in 2004 to be closer to a son, Albert H. III.

Surviving in addition to that son are another son, Phillip W. of Virginia Beach, Va.; a sister, Lorene West of Buffalo; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services will be private, with burial in Crossville, Tenn.

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