Albert “Bill” E. Hunt Jr., 92, died peacefully on Thursday, August 3, 2017, at Easton Hospital. He and his wife, Fran, shared their home in Forks Township for 66 years until Thursday morning, when each experienced a separate old-age incident, leading to both passing quickly that day.
Born on Dec. 21, 1924, in Easton, PA, he was a son of the late Albert E. Hunt Sr., and Mary (Bassett) Hunt. Surviving are two daughters, Deborah Winston and her husband, James, of Stroudsburg, PA and Nancy Coleman and her husband, Michael, of Blackwood, NJ; a son, Larry Hunt, of Bethlehem, PA; a sister, Bettie Banghart of Washington, NJ; and three grandchildren, Heather, Sean, and Drew.
An avid hunter and local politician, Bill served as a Forks Township supervisor for 12 years, moving the township forward with construction of the first municipal building. For years, he enjoyed his hobby of restoring Corvairs, finishing assembly of a refurbished motor just this past Wednesday. Bill served in the Navy during World War II and had a long career as a Nationwide insurance agent. He was also a member of the Free and Accepted Masons in Easton. Married 71 years, Bill and Fran met through a shared interest in roller skating. Fran and her twin, Phyllis, performed in shows for the servicemen, of which he was one, during the days of WWII at Old Orchard Beach. They also shared passions for water skiing and snow skiing, and their children, grandchildren, and pets.
A memorial service for both will be held at 3 PM on Saturday, August 12, at the Ashton Funeral Home, 1337 Northampton St., Easton, PA. A visitation will be held from 2 PM until the service time on Saturday in the funeral home. Offer online condolences at ashtonfuneralhome.com. Memorial contributions may be made to Pets for Vets, www.petsforvets.com/donate.