Obituary of Edward Hunt
Edward J. Hunt, of Indian Lake in Denville, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 21, 2017 at the age of 92.
Born in the Hell’s Kitchen section of Manhattan to the late James and Carrie Hunt, he was raised in North Bergen, NJ. Ed was a proud Navy Veteran who served our country in World War II. Ed was a parachute rigger during the war, responsible for the ‘chutes used onboard Navy planes. After the war, he returned to work at Avon Knitting Mills and rose to be the plant manager at a time when textiles were one of New Jersey’s main industries. As soon as he could, he purchased one of the first 35-mm cameras that began his lifelong passion for photography. To the end of his life, he told stories with great visual detail, recalling the horses and wagons on the New York streets of his childhood; the Hoovervilles he saw in Hudson County during the Depression; the Navy station in Brazil where he learned to speak Portugese and ride horses; the changes in his industry as it closed down in New Jersey; his travels to Haiti, Europe and our National Parks; how to wait for just the right light to “shoot” a butterfly; and so many more.
He was a member of Denville American Legion Post #390, Past Commander (1957 – 1958) of Edward McDowell VFW Post #2648 of North Bergen, Indian Lake Community Club, past member of Morristown Photo Club, and founder and only life member of the Hub Camera Club of Mountain Lakes. For many years, Ed volunteered at St. Clare’s Hospital in Denville. He was a phenomenal man, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend who will forever be treasured in our hearts and souls.
Predeceased by his beloved wife, Elsie in 2015 and his brothers, William “Bill”, Walter, Robert, and Kenneth, left to keep his legacy alive are his loving children, James Hunt and his wife Carolyn of Morristown and Diane Braybrook and her husband Ron of Belfast, ME; his cherished grandchildren, Jessica Hunt, Steven Braybrook and his wife Aimee, David Braybrook and his wife Lauren, and Adam Hunt and his wife Louisa; his adored great-grandchildren, Rhys, Rowan, and Maxwell Braybrook; his caring sister-in-law, Janet Hunt of Whitehouse Station; and many extended family and friends.
Public Visitation will be held on Saturday, August 26th from 2 – 3 pm with Funeral Service beginning at 3 pm at Norman Dean Home for Services, 16 Righter Ave., Denville. Burial will follow at Denville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the National Parks Foundation by way of www.inmemoryof-memorial.org. Please leave a condolence and special memory for his family.