March 21, 1919 ~ August 23, 2002
Don Hunter of Redondo Beach, passed away on Friday August 23, 2002. Born on March 21, 1919, he grew up in Mercer Co. PA, the eighth of nine children. He served in the Army Air Corp during WWII as a radio mechanic stateside and abroad. Following his honorable discharge from the military as a master Sergeant, he relocated his family to Redondo Beach in 1946. Don was noted for his forty years of service as owner/operator of Hunter Chevron on Torrance Blvd. in Redondo Beach. The neighborhood station, including the Tumble Inn, was part of the family business established by Don, his wife Evelyn, and her parents Gleason and Armena Barr. He belonged to many service organizations over the years including the Elks and Exchange Clubs and the Masons. During his lifetime he was a scoutmaster, private pilot, boater, and outdoorsman. Retirement allowed him to enjoy his favorite pastimes of golf, bridge, and traveling with friends. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Evelyn, and a sister Dorothy Cochran of Sarasota FL. Also mourning his passing are 4 children: Jack Hunter (Monica) of San Luis Obispo, Gary Hunter, Barbara Maddox (Allen), and Bev Reynolds (Scott) all of Redondo Beach; and 7 grandchildren: Sheryl Alderman, Shannon Bluth, Jennifer Reed, Jennifer St. Pierre, Amy Maddox, Dylan Reynolds, and Matthew Reynolds. Greatly admired for his honesty and willingness to help, he will be greatly missed. Viewing will be at White and Day Colonial Mortuary, 901 Torrance Blvd, Redondo Beach on Wed Aug 28 from 4 - 8 pm. Services will be at the First United Methodist Church of Redondo Beach, 243 South Broadway on Thursday, Aug 29, 1:00 PM. Private interment will follow services.
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