Rochester, N.Y. - The Rochester area lost a businessman and public servant Monday.
Robert Hurlbut died unexpectedly at his home in Honeoye Falls. He was 77 years old.
Hurlbut credited his parents for setting an example of caring for the elderly.
He grew up in a nursing home and used to joke that he had 30 sets of grandparents.
He opened the first Hurlbut Home in 1969; today there are about 13 Hurlbut care communities around the area.
Hurlbut also served for 30 years as a state insurance fund commissioner, and served on the board of trustees at the University of Rochester and the University of Rochester Medical Center.