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John L Hunt

November 15, 1934 December 26, 2018
John L Hunt
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Obituary for John L Hunt

John L. Hunt passed away with his loving wife holding his hand on December 26, 2018 at Princeton-Penn Hospital after a brief but aggressive cancer.

John was the eldest child of John and Martha Hunt, born in Ringoes, NJ , November 15 ,1934 – where he lived until a teenager when his family moved to his grandparents farm in Belle Mead, NJ.

He is survived by the love of his life for 60 years and married in 1961 , Cary Staats Hunt , son Jonathan P. Hunt [Carolanne] and daughter, Jill H. Asplundh [Matthew] and his cherished grandchildren, Chase, Cabot, Clay and Lear Asplundh , Lauren, Cara and Scott Hunt. Also a brother, James Hunt. He was predeceased by his sisters, Bonnie P. Hunt and Margaret [Penny] Balint and his parents.

In his youth he was a Boy Scout and 4-H member of the Mt Airy and Skillman Dairy clubs.
He graduated from Princeton High School in 1953.

Always proud of serving his country, he served with the 50th armored division National Guard for one year then 3 years in the US Army, doing basic with the 101st Airborne and then to Military Police School . He served 2 ½ years of duty in the American and French zones of West Germany. After his military service he spent the rest of his life in the carpenter’s trade. He was a real craftsman, building his own home and always willing to give freely of his talents. He was chairman/Foreman of the EMS building in Harlingen, the restoration of the Harlingen Church barn and renovation of the church parsonage as recently as 18 months ago.

He loved working with the youth, serving as a Boy Scout Leader for troop 46 and going on many mission trips to different states through his church's mission program. He was also involved with Habitat for Humanity Work Days in Somerset County, NJ

He adored his family, going on many family camping trips, the many activities of son's scouting and daughter's 4-H horse events. Weekends found him cheering on the many sporting and dance events of his seven grandchildren.

He enjoyed his weekly breakfast and Friday night dinner groups, his weekly golf group and his “guy trips” to Smith Mountain Lake, VA for golf and to Maine for bear and deer hunting. Also showing off his restored 1951 Studebaker truck and cruise nights.

His faith was strong, he loved the Lord, and he was a very active member of the Harlingen Reformed church since 1952, serving as Elder and Deacon and always involved in their many projects.

A funeral service to celebrate his life will be held at 11am on Saturday, January 5th, 2019 in the Harlingen Reformed Church, 2142 US-206, Belle Mead, NJ 08502. Visiting for relatives and friends will begin at 10am in the church, prior to the service. Burial will be for close relatives and friends at Union Cemetery, Ringoes, NJ. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hillsborough Funeral Home, Hillsborough, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the memorial fund of the Harlingen Reformed Church, 2142 US Hwy 206 Belle Mead, NJ 08502.


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Memorial Gathering

Saturday

5

Jan

10:00 AM 1/5/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 1/5/2019 11:00:00 AM
Harlingen Reformed Chruch

34 Dutchtown Rd
Belle Mead , NJ 08502

Harlingen Reformed Chruch
34 Dutchtown Rd Belle Mead 08502 NJ
United States

Service

Saturday

5

Jan

11:00 AM 1/5/2019 11:00:00 AM
Harlingen Reformed Chruch

34 Dutchtown Rd
Belle Mead , NJ 08502

Harlingen Reformed Chruch
34 Dutchtown Rd Belle Mead 08502 NJ
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Union Cemetery Final Resting Place

17 Boss Rd
Ringoes, NJ 08551

17 Boss Rd Ringoes 08551 NJ
United States

Memorial Contribution

Harlingen Reformed Chruch

34 Dutchtown Rd
Belle Mead , NJ 08502
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