Daryl Paul Hury, 35, passed away at home on Sunday, April 26, 2009, surrounded by friends and family after a long battle with brain cancer. His first tumor was successfully removed at the Motion Picture and Television Hospital in Burbank, Calif., in January of 2002. After subsequent treatment he did not have a reoccurrence until January of 2008. At that time he spent two months at MD Anderson Cancer Hospital in Houston and after additional treatment his condition was essentially stabilized for another year. On March 30 of 2009, however, there was yet another reoccurrence that he was unable to overcome.
Daryl was an Eagle Scout from Troop 73 in Edinburg, a 1992 graduate of Edinburg High School, and a 1996 graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater from the prestigious Tisch School of the Arts at New York University in New York, New York, also having studied in Sofia, Bulgaria and Moscow, Russia. He was devoted to theater, motion pictures, and comedy. He was one of the first students of recently deceased theater teacher Albert Garza of Edinburg. He was also the winner of numerous local UIL, TFA, and NFL competitions, appeared in many plays locally, in New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Sofia, and Moscow, was a member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), appeared in numerous independent motion pictures, including “Harold Buttleman, Independent Stuntman” in 2002 and the made for television film “A Thief of Time” in 2004, was a member of the sketch comedy groups “Film Pigs” and “Live, Live, News, News” in Los Angeles, being a founding member of the latter, appeared in the Main Room of the acclaimed Comedy Store in Los Angeles with his one man show “2001 Reasons to Live,” and toured nationally with an expanded version of that show, appearing in McAllen in July of 2002.
Daryl is survived by his mother and father, Alice and Charles Hury of Edinburg, his two older brothers, Phillip (Evelyn) Hury of Edinburg, and Christopher Hury of New York, New York, his nephew Wyatt Hury of Edinburg, one first cousin Jordan Johnson of San Antonio, numerous other cousins including, but not limited to, CyLynn Douglas Braswell of McKinney, Texas and many, many friends from Bulgaria to Los Angeles.Daryl was predeceased by his great grandmother Mildred Baker of San Antonio and Edinburg, grandparents Earl and Doris Hury of San Antonio, and Eunice Thompson of Sattler, Texas, aunt D’Ann Hury (John) Johnson of San Antonio,and sister Tammy Jo of Austin.
Funeral services were held at First United Methodist Church in Edinburg. Burial followed at Hillcrest Cemetery.