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Former Huntington finance director dies at 77

Jan. 19, 2013 @ 11:10 PM

The former director of finance and administration for the city of Huntington died Thursday.

Conrad "Jack" Thornburgh of Huntington, died Jan. 17. He was 77.

Former Mayor David Felinton chose Thornburgh to become the director of finance and administration in 2000, after Thornburgh managed Felinton's campaign during election.

Thornburgh retired in 1999 as director of audits and compliance but came out of retirement the following year. He served in several positions at City Hall from 1989 through his retirement, including audit and compliance director, having been appointed by former Mayor Bobby Nelson, and as community liaison officer.

He also previously served as director for the Huntington Municipal Development Authority, director for the Urban Renewal Authority, chairman for the Unsafe Building Commission and chairman of the Huntington Municipal Parking Board.

Thornburgh retired as director of administration and finance in 2007 due to health reasons.

He was named chair emeritus of the Valley Health Board of Directors in 2010 due to his involvement in the Valley Health community since the late 1970s. He helped bring Guyandotte Medical Services into the Valley Health system.

Funeral services for Thornburgh will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Reger Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Woodmere Memorial Park, Huntington. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Condolences may be left at www.regerfh.com.

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