John Hirst


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, June 8, 2023
T.S.. Purta Funeral Home
690 County Route# 1
Pine Island, New York, United States

Funeral Mass

10:30 am
Friday, June 9, 2023
St. Stanislaus Church
17 Pulaski Highway
Pine Island, New York, United States


St. Stanislaus Cemetery
17 Pulaski Highway
Pine Island, New York, United States

Obituary of John Richard Hirst

John Richard Hirst (83) of Barefoot Bay, FL died on June 1, 2023 at Sebastian River Medical Center, Sebastian, FL after a short illness.


He was born on May 25, 1940 in Middletown, NY to John and Julia (LoSardo) Hirst of Middletown, NY.  


He was a dockman for Rupp Southern Tier, Middletown, NY for 19 years and Yellow Freight Systems, Maybrook, NY for 22 years.


Surviving, are his widow, Louise (Urbanski) Hirst; stepdaughter Susan A. (Gibbons) Norlund and husband Philip of The Woodlands, TX; grandson Connor J.R. Norlund; sister Carol Crotty of Milford, PA; nephew Russell Crotty of PA; brother-in-law Stephen F. Urbanski, Sr. (Caroline Kuken) of Pine Island, NY; sister-in-law Patricia C. (Urbanski) Andryshak of Barefoot Bay, FL and several cousins, nieces and nephews.  


He was predeceased by his nephew Richard (Ricky) Crotty; sister-in-law Patricia (Sztendor) Urbanski and brother-in-law Frederick Andryshak, Sr. 


He was a member of the Middletown, NY Elks Club for 55 years; Paul Harris Foundation of Rotary International; Local Retirees 707 and Local Retirees 445 Association.  


Visitation will be held from 6-8 pm on Thursday, June 8th at the T S Purta Funeral Home, 690 County Road 1, Pine Island, NY.


A funeral mass will be held 10:30AM Friday, June 9th at St. Stanislaus R.C. Church, Pine Island, NY.  


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Elks International Foundation, Inc., 2750 North Lakeview Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614.  

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