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Tuesday, June 18, 2024 at 8:02 PM

Obituary - Richard E. (Dick) Hurstak

Obituary - Richard E. (Dick) Hurstak

December 9, 1944 – May 11, 2024 

Richard E (Dick) Hurstak, a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps, passed away suddenly on May 11, 2024. 

The son of Robert J. and Elizabeth C. Hurstak, Dick grew up in Concord, Massachusetts. He was born in Medford on December 9, 1944, and attended Concord Carlisle High School. 

After graduation, Dick enlisted in the Marine Corps. He valued this service highly and attained the rank of Gunnery Sergeant. As part of this service, he did two tours of duty in Vietnam and received multiple commendations. 

Dick had a love and respect for the ocean; he and Kathy lived in Hawaii for over 30 years. 

After his retirement, he and Kathy moved to Fallon, Nevada, where he was heavily involved with the local VFW as a Post and District Commander. 

Dick is survived by his wife, Kathleen (Anderson), daughter Heather (Lillywhite), son Richard Jr, three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.  He was also survived by his brothers, Bob, Dan, and Peter.  He was preceded in death by his brother John. 

He'll be remembered for his hearty laughter when he heard a good joke and his love of all sports teams in New England. He loved golfing, camping, sport fishing, NASCAR, and a cold beer. 

As per his wishes, no services will be held. 

Please consider a donation to the Lawton Silva VFW Post 1002. 


Heather Lillywhite 05/29/2024 08:06 PM
Love you, Dad.

Christy Sullivan 05/27/2024 04:41 PM
Dick was such a wonderful man. He never once judged me and always asked how I was doing. He told me so many funny stories about life. He might have looked grumpy and gave me a hard time but he always wanted the best for me. Burning Man was a great adventure that will always be a memory that I will cherish for life. Rest in peace friend.