Beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle, Donald Glen Hunt, 89, of Aurora, Colorado lost his battle with cancer on Monday, March 17. His final days were spent surrounded by his loving family.
He was born to the late Norton and Elda Hunt, Nov. 7, 1924, in Westcliffe, CO. He was preceded in death by his sister, Betty Ginther of Broomfield, CO.
Don went to Manual High School and served in the U.S. Navy during WWII on a PT Boat in the South Pacific. He married Katheryne Davis in November, 1945 and they lived together in Aurora, CO for 68 years, before relocating to Golden during his illness in October 2013.
Don was a skilled analytical balance, scientific compass/weight technician/producer and worked for Ainsworth/Denver Instruments for over 50 years.
He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his great-grandchildren, and loved watching sports. The Denver Broncos and the Colorado Rockies have lost their number one fan.
Don was a member of the Masonic Lodge 78 in Brighton, CO. He was also an active member of the WWII PT Boats, Bases and Tenders and remained the Colorado contact for that organization.
He was a hero to many but none more so than to his family. Donald is survived by his wife, Katheryne, and by his children: Donald (Jr.) and Barbara Hunt, of Aurora, CO and Kathleen and Tim Armitage of Golden, CO. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Ryan and Jenna Armitage of Golden, CO and Lauren and Nick Snow of Golden, CO and his great-grandchildren: Colton and Maverick Armitage.
While we mourn his passing with heavy hearts, it is with great gratitude we celebrate that he was ours. We love you dearly and will miss you, Papa.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made in his honor to Denver Hospice, 501 So. Cherry St, Ste. 700, Denver, CO, www.thedenverhospice.org or PT Boats, PO Box 38070, Germantown, TN 38133, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history of WWII PT Boats.
At his request, no service will be held.