Founder of Hunter Associates and previous Chairman of Parker/Hunter Incorporated, David W. Hunter, passed away on the evening of Sunday, April 14, 2013, after a brief battle with cancer. Recognized nationally and internationally as a thought leader in securities regulation, Hunter served as the Chairman of NASDAQ in 1988, Chairman of the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. (NASD now FINRA) from 1986 to 1987, and Chairman of the Securities Industry Association (now SIFMA) in 1977. Most recently he served on the board of the FINRA Economic Education Foundation from 2005 to 2012. Hunter attended Shady Side Academy and graduated cum laude from Amherst College with a Bachelor's degree in economics. After earning his MBA from Harvard Business School, he became a corporal in the U.S. Army for two years during the Korean War. Throughout his career, he has served as a director of numerous companies, including Kiene Diesel Accessories, Lockhart Companies, Mestek, OmegaFlex, and Justifacts. In 1992, Hunter published, Never Out of Season: A Timeless Guide to Building Your Wealth, which was inspired by his desire to provide his children and investors with the tools they need to navigate turbulent financial times. The second edition, released in 2001, continues to serve as the foundation of Hunter Associates' investment philosophy. David is survived by his loving wife, Mary (Lou); and three children, Peter, Susan, and Crock; as well as four grandchildren. Peter and his wife Marcia reside in Morristown, NJ. They have three children, Elizabeth, Julia, and Charlie. Susan lives in San Diego, CA, while Crock lives in Gibsonia, PA and has one daughter, Stephanie. A highly respected leader in the Pittsburgh community, Hunter chaired the Pittsburgh-Allegheny Chapter of the American Red Cross from 1988-1992 and the East Central AAA from 1987 to 1990. Serving as a trustee of the Allegheny Trails Council Boy Scouts of America for 30 years, Westminster College for 25 years, and University of Pittsburg Katz Graduate School of Business for over 30 years, Hunter affirmed his longstanding commitment to education and good citizenship. Numerous local and regional nonprofits, such as the Mentoring Partnership, the Neighborhood Academy, the Challenge Program, and the Pittsburgh Public Theater, count David Hunter among their most valued supporters. Visitation will be held on Friday, April 19, 2013 at BOCK FUNERAL HOME from 1-9 p.m. followed by a memorial service on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at Glenshaw Presbyterian Church on Glenn Avenue at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests contributions to: The Clark Hunter Foundation Attn: Sue Haberlein, 436 7th Ave. Fifth Floor Pittsburgh, PA 15219.
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