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Gary Alan Hunt


1944 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Gary Alan Hunt Obituary
GARY ALAN HUNT, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away on August 24, 2016 at the Riverside Community Hospital. Born October 13, 1944 in Pasadena, CA, Gary was the eldest child of the late Dorothy (Carpenter) and Elvin Hunt, and spent much of his childhood in Arcadia. After graduating from Arcadia High School Gary earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English at the University of California, Berkeley, and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in English and American Literature at Brandeis University. After teaching for several years Gary changed careers. He completed a Masters in Library Science degree (MLS) from Simmons College School of Library Science and embarked on a long and distinguished career as an academic librarian. He began his new career as a Special Collections curator in Massachusetts and eventually moved to the Ohio University (OU) Library in Athens, OH where he held a variety of high level management positions. Most recently he served as Associate Dean of the Ohio University Library until his retirement in 2006. Shortly after moving to Riverside Gary was invited to serve on the Board of the Riverside International Film Festival, and remained a dedicated member until his untimely death. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Patricia Smith-Hunt; son, Jonathan Hunt; daughter-in-law, Ying Chu; granddaughter, Arwyn Hunt; sister Carol Dawson and her husband, Mark; sisters-in-law Gloria Davis, Joyce Gaines, Katharine Burrows; brothers-in-law Darnley Smith, and Eric Davis, and numerous other relatives and friends. A Celebration of Gary's Life will be held on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at the Canyon Crest Country Club, 2pm-5pm. In lieu of flowers please consider making a tax-deductible donation in memory of Gary Hunt to support the UCR LIbrary's Special Collections. Cheques should be made to the UCR Foundation and sent to: Samantha Lang, Director of Development, UCR Library, 900 University Avenue MCO63, Riverside, CA 92521.


Published in Press-Enterprise from Sept. 10 to Sept. 11, 2016
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