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Albert “Bill” E. Hunt, Jr.

August 3 2017

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.

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  1. Valerie B Perazio

    August 7, 2017 at 12:01 am

    You were short on praise and thank yous but your wit was there to the end. You always tried to get a rise out of me and when I needled you, I was the “pain in the neck”. I had the pleasure of knowing you over these years and giving you a hand this summer during a rough time. Your smile made me forget your grumbles when you were exhausted and frustrated, and you inspired me with your dedicated efforts at reviving your Corvair. Amazing how diligence pays off. You took that engine compartment apart and put it back together better than ever – and all at 92! Thank you for letting me into your life for a little while. Drive on! Valerie