Margaret W. Hunter(1925-2012)

Margaret W. Hunter, age 86, of Tafton died Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at Ellen Memorial Health Care Center in Honesdale.
Mrs. Hunter was born December 23, 1925 in Hillside, NJ and was the daughter of the late Henry Edwin and Katharine (Benton) Weitz.

She attended Friend's School and Barnard College in New York City. After graduating from college and before marriage Margaret worked for a family and children society. Then marrying a dairy farmer, she became a farmer's wife. With the sale of the dairy farm, more college courses led her into a 25 year teaching career at Wallenpaupack Area School District. She was active in the Paupack United Methodist Church and served on the administrative board.

Her lifelong love of animals took her into service on the board of directors of the Dessin Animal Shelter.
Travel with an equally interested husband took her to many places at home and abroad, but with all that there was time for bridge which she loved.

A strong believer in environmental preservation, she was instrumental in creating a conservation easement on inherited acreage in Tafton. Margaret loved life and life loved her.

She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years: J. Richard Hunter; one daughter: Helen Katharine Hunter; one son & daughter-in-law, George & Donna Hunter; two grandchildren, Jessica Hunter & Eric Crouthamel. She loved them all and they loved her.

A private service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Cremation will be at Lake Region Crematory in Lake Ariel with burial of
the cremains in Pine Grove Cemetery in Paupack.

Memorials may be made to Dessin Animal Shelter, 138 Miller Rd., Honesdale, PA 18431 or Hawley Public Library, 103 Main Ave., Hawley, PA 18428.

For further information, directions or to leave a Memorial Remembrance (Candle) visit

Arrangements by Teeters™ Funeral Chapel, 505 Church St., Hawley, PA 18428

Published in Wayne Independent on Nov. 24, 2012