Arthur W. Hunter Sr.(1917 - 2012)

Arthur W. Hunter, Sr., age 95, died August 18, 2012, in W. Melbourne, FL. He was born August 8, 1917, in Bayonne, NJ, the son of the late William Wallace and Elizabeth (Trysberg) Hunter.

He married Frances (Powers) on May 6, 1957. He served for 35 years in the Merchant Marines becoming a Captain. He was a decorated WWII Veteran. Last year, he volunteered with Honor Flights for Vets.

He is survived by his daughter, Mary Chandler and her husband, Carl, of Mason, NH; two grandchildren and several great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Frances, and his son, Arthur, Jr.

Burial will be at sea, aboard a US Merchant Marine ship in November.

Memorial donations may be made online at, Space Coast Honor Flights for Vets.

A Celebration of his Life will be held at a later date and time.

Published in FLORIDA TODAY on Oct. 26, 2012