Robert Louis Hunt

Colonel Robert Louis Hunt died peacefully in his sleep on April 26, 2014. He was born in Trenton, New Jersey, the son of Irene and Claude Hunt. He grew up in Canton, Ohio where he married Rachel Cowgill, his wife of 73 years.

Colonel Hunt was a command pilot, flew B-24 mission in the European Theater during World War II and served in the Vietnam War. He received many medals throughout his 32 year Air Force career including the Legion of Merit with 2 Oak Leaf clusters.

Bob, an avid golfer, was a past president of the Colorado Springs Country Club, a member of the Daedalians, a 32nd Degree Mason, a member of the Colorado Seniors Golf Association, the Garden of the Gods Club and the First Presbyterian Church.

Colonel Hunt is survived by his wife, Rachel, his son, Robert Jr. (Jo Ann), his grandson, Evan (Anne) and two great-grandchildren and grandson Robert Bruce (Lucia) and two great-grandchildren.

Services with full military honors, officiated by Dr. John Stevens, will be held in the cemetery at the United States Air Force Academy (Memorial Pavilion) on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Please use the North Gate entrance, Exit 156 off I-25, If you do not have a Military ID.

A reception will be held at the Colorado Springs Country Club, 3333 Templeton Gap Rd., following the service.



Published in The Gazette on May 11, 2014