John "Jack" HUNT

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  • "Jack, I can hardly believe it has been four years. This..."
    - Dr. Margaret B. Bogan
  • "So sorry to hear of Jack's death. KT forwarded this notice..."
    - Faith Howarth
  • "My prayers are with you Sue during this difficult time."
    - Tina Speller
  • "Dr. Hunt was a brilliant Superintendent in Jefferson..."
    - Margaret Z Beard
  • "Dear Hunt Family and Friends, I am so sorry for the loss of..."
    - Poly Alum c/o '95
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HUNT, John "Jack", 77, of Apollo Beach, died July 29, 2013, at Manatee Memorial Hospital of complications following surgery. Jack was born in Baltimore, MD, on December 9, 1935, to the late James C. Hunt and Helen (Dunn) Hunt. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Sue; daughter, Patty, son Tim and wife Christine. Jack attended Little Flower Elementary School and Baltimore Polytechnic Institute; Princeton University, B.S.E., where he lettered in Football, Wrestling, and Lacrosse. He later attended Harvard University and earned an Ed.M. and Ed.D. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a Naval Aviator. Jack was Assistant Superintendent of Schools in Greece, NY, from 1967 - 1969. He served as Superintendent of Schools in Hightstown, NJ, from 1969 - 1979; Superintendent of Schools in Paradise, Valley, AZ, from 1979 - 1982; and Superintendent of Schools in Jefferson County, AL, from 1982 - 1985. Jack's passion had always been sailing and he fulfilled his dream by sailing in the OSTAR Race twice, a single-handed race from Plymouth, England to Newport, RI. After his sailing adventures, Jack began his teaching career in the University setting both at USF Tampa and Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. He enjoyed college teaching and retired as Associate Professor Emeritus from Florida Atlantic in 2004. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Anne Catholic Church, Ruskin, FL, on Saturday, August 10, 2013, at 11 AM with the Very Rev. John F. McEvoy officiating. A Reception will follow in Church Hall. Flowers are welcome or donation to the .

Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Aug. 4, 2013