Gavin William Hurley
April 21, 1971 – August 21, 2022
Gavin William Hurley, 51, passed away August 21, 2022, in his home with the loving care of his family and Calvert Hospice. Gavin was born April 21, 1971 in California to George William Hurley and Judith Ann Hurley. Gavin with his brother Geoff spent most of his formative years in California, with the exception of time living in Italy due to his father’s job relocation. His family relocated to Maryland where he received his Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Towson University. Gavin met his wife Kristyn (McGovern) Hurley in 1999, marrying her in September 2001. Together they were blessed with two children, Garrett William Hurley and Sarah Marie Hurley. The family eventually moved to Calvert County making Owings, Maryland, their home.
In his professional life, Gavin had a very successful career in the defense industry working as a senior software engineer. In his personal life, he had a wide variety of interests and passions that he devoted his time to. He loved traveling, working on cars, boating, and fishing. Gavin was a devoted father immersing himself in all his children’s scholastic and extracurricular activities. Gavin had a love for music, a love that led him to become a very talented musician with the ability to play a myriad of diverse instruments. He would soon share this love with his children, encouraging them to delve into the world of music. Not only this, but he also coached their soccer teams, directed school plays and was a member of the Northern High School Marching Patriots Pit crew. One of his greatest passions was his ongoing involvement in Scouts BSA as a Den Leader and Assistant Scoutmaster for both of his kids’ Troops. It was through the BSA that he indulged his passion for camping and hiking. He loved spending time with his many friends and family. Kristyn, Garrett and Sarah were the center of his universe.
Gavin is lovingly remembered by his wife of 21 years, Kristyn Hurley; his two children, Sarah Hurley and Garrett Hurley; his brother Geoffrey Hurley; his mother-in-law Janice McGovern; his sister-in-law Kristine Hurley; niece Evelyn and nephews Vincent and Gavin Hurley; his aunt Judy Adams; his uncle Norris Poulsen; cousin Kevin Poulsen and his wife Monica; along with his many relatives and friends.
Following Gavin’s Memorial Service, a reception will be held for family and friends at the Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department Banquet Hall.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Gavin’s name may be made to Calvert Hospice or Mission Brain via the Contributions tab below
Thursday, September 8, 2022