David H. Hunt Sr.

August 15, 1936December 4, 2012
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David H. Hunt, Sr. 76, of Pond View Road, Swanzey, NH, died Tuesday, December 4, 2012, at his home in Swanzey.

He was born in Keene, NH, August 15, 1936, the son of Ralph C. and Josephine (De Mange) Hunt. He grew up in Marlborough, attending local schools and was a 1956 graduate of Marlborough High School. He resided in Marlborough for many years, later moving to Keene and in 1993, to Swanzey.

Mr. Hunt worked for 33 years as "Redi-Mix" driver with Arthur Whitcomb Company in North Swanzey. He also served in the Army National Guard.

He was a longtime member of the Federated Church in Marlborough and was an active volunteer at the church, helping with their many projects and fund raisers. He was known for his skills in tinkering, and fondly as a "professional dubber". He was always willing to help others, putting their needs before his own. He enjoyed NASCAR and wrestling.

Survivors include his children; Kelly J. Ryll and her husband, E. Alan, of West Chesterfield, NH, David H. Hunt, Jr. of Buffalo City, WI, Norman C. Hunt and his wife, Linda, of Swanzey, eight grandchildren; Courtney C. Ryll, Nathan H. Ryll, Betsy (Hunt) Gray, Cassandra Hunt, Aurora Magnuson-Hunt, Robert H. Hunt, Adam C. Hunt, Elizabeth K. Hunt, and six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister-in-law, Pauline Baldwin, of Houston, TX, and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. His wife of 35 years, Shirley L. (Caron) Hunt, died May 6, 1994. A sister, Gail C. Morris, died earlier.

A memorial service will be held Friday, December 14, 2012 at 11:00 AM in the Federated Church of Marlborough, 16 Pleasant Street, Marlborough. Burial will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery, Route 32, Swanzey. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Foley Funeral Home, 49 Court Street, Keene.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Mr. Hunt’s memory to one’s favorite charity of choice.


  • Visitation Thursday, December 13, 2012
  • Memorial Service Friday, December 14, 2012

David H. Hunt Sr.

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Megan Provencher

July 21, 2013

Rest in peace, great grandpa. love you!

Rob Hunt

December 12, 2012

Rest In Peace Gramps Love You

Patricia Vanderheide

December 12, 2012

You were the closest to a brother I ever had. I wll miss you but will always remember the good times. You had such a good sense of humor. Rest in Peace.. You are loved.

Your cousin Patty in P.S.L.Fl.

Karen Riley

December 11, 2012

Uncle David was a wonderful man with a great sense of humor, we loved talking and being around him. We will miss him greatly.
Larry and Karen

December 11, 2012

Sending my prayers for you all. May he rest in peace.

Greta Dahl Keith, Miami, Fl

Nathan Ryll

December 10, 2012

Love you Gramps, Love, Nathan, Ryan, Matthew and Sandy.