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.
Published in Tampa Bay Times on Jan. 10, 2021.