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HUNTER, Edward Joseph 95, a WWII veteran and longtime Tampa attorney, died Monday, January 5, 2021, at home. Born April 28, 1925 in Toledo, Ohio, he was the son of Polish immigrants, Jacob and Frances Kwiatkowski. Mr. Hunter was a member of the 3rd Marine Division during WWll and fought in Guam, Bougainville, Iwo Jima, Guadalcanal, and the Solomon Islands, earning a Purple Heart and Bronze Star for heroic action on Iwo Jima. He enrolled at Stetson University while stationed in DeLand after the war snd met Pauline McLellan, who would become his wife of 75 years. He earned a journalism degree at Indiana University, Bloomington, and received the Ernie Pyle Scholarship. Mr. Hunter worked as a reporter in Jacksonville before graduating from Stetson University School of Law. He moved to Tampa to practice law. The Hunters left their home of many years in Beach Park to retire at their vacation home on the Gulf of Mexico. Survivors include his wife, Pauline; daughter, Karen Kwiatkowski; daughter, Paula Brush and her husband, Beeler Brush; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be announced at a later date.

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Published in Tampa Bay Times on Jan. 10, 2021.
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January 22, 2021
Semper Fi
January 17, 2021
He was the best of the best. An uncle who I was always in awe of, and sorry I didn’t know how to be a better nephew. I haven’t seen him in 40 years but he will be dearly missed. I miss you also Aunt Pauline, Karen and Paula. Love Joseph Mylek
Joseph J Mylek
January 16, 2021
Uncle Ed was the finest uncle you could ever have. He was so loving and thoughtful. He sure will be missed.My deepest sympathy goes out to my aunt and my cousins. I love you so much. My heart is so heavy knowing what you are going thru. God needed him and now he is drinking with ALL of his siblings.They are probably still partying!!!
Mary jones
January 15, 2021
My deepest sympathy to the Hunter Family for the loss of your loved one, Edward Joseph, and pray God gives you comfort, peace and strength.
January 10, 2021
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January 10, 2021
One of the finest friends my dad ever had.
Please let us know when services are. My condolences to Paula and Karen. Alma and Joel loved him so much.
East Emma Street, Tampa
J. Wayne Phillips MD & Irene Phillips
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