HYDE PARK, N.Y. – John H. Hunter, 92, a 60-year resident of Hyde Park, died Saturday, Dec. 5.
Born Dec. 9, 1922, in Wappingers Falls, he was the son of the late Richard Malcom Hunter and Leah Howarth Hunter.
He graduated from Wappingers High School and was a 1947 graduate of Clarkson University with a degree in business. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, serving as a weatherman in the Galapagos Islands.
He worked as a buyer for Central Hudson for 37 years and retired in 1985. He was a member of American Legion Post #1303 in Hyde Park. He married the former Helen Vigue Oct. 27, 1949, in St. Mary's Church in Wappingers Falls.
He was predeceased by his daughter, Anne Marie Hunter; and a brother.
He is survived by his wife, Helen; son Roger John Hunter of Daytona Beach, Fla.; son Richard James Hunter and wife, Deborah, of New Paltz; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; a sister-in-law of Saginaw, Mich.; a sister of Emerald Isle, N.C.; and several nieces, nephews and close friends.
In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place. Per his request, there are no calling hours and services will be private and at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorial donations be made to the Hospice Foundation, 374 Violet Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.
Arrangements are under the direction of Sweet's Funeral Home Inc., Route 9, Hyde Park.
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