William Clay Hunt, 71, of Burton, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 at Heather Hill in Chardon, Ohio. He formerly resided in Burton, Ohio.
He was born April 22,1942 in Euclid, the son of Walter Edward Hunt and Irene (Haapla) Hunt.
Bill was a 1960 graduate of Euclid High School, graduating with honors, and was a graduate of Penn State University
; he earned a Masters of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity.
He entered the U.S. Army
in November, 1966 as a 1st Lieutenant. Bill served in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star
for meritorious service in 1968.
Bill's career was full of accomplishments. He had a progression of positions with Euclid, Inc. His last position with Euclid was Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer both under Dailmer-Benz A.G. and later Clark Equipment. He then moved on to become President and Chief Operating Office of Banner Industries. Bill had a strong desire to own and operate his own company and his last career change was owner and President of Austin-Hunt Corporation. He had such a zest for life and enjoyed, and was grateful, for everything. He always made the best of every situation. He was an avid cyclist and enjoyed many other sports such as, skiing, running, participated in many mini marathons, gardening and a great love for boating.
Bill was a devoted husband and father and leaves his loving wife of 39 years, Eva K. (Egart) Hunt; beloved children, Clay Edward of Akron, Emily Irene of Denver, Colo.; sister, Marian (Hunt) Handler.
He was preceded by his parents and sister, Georgia A. (Hunt) Papes.
A private service was held for the family at the Burr Funeral Home in Chardon.
Contributions may be made to the Michael J. Fox Parkinson's Foundation, PO Box 4777, New York, New York 10163-4777. Information and condolences on line at www.burrservice.com