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Robert Lee Hunter, Sr.

June 6, 1929 ~ March 29, 2017 (age 87)

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Robert L. Hunter, Sr., 87, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, surrounded by his family. 

Bob was born in Triadelphia, WV, to William and Jeanette Hunter.  He was very proud to have served in the Marine Corps.  He then worked for the PA Railroad and Conrail for 27 years, which brought him to Wilmington.  He was a member of St. Elizabeth’s Parish for 46 years.

Bob was a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend.  His greatest joy was being with his family, especially his grandchildren.  He was a lifelong fan of the Cowboys and Yankees. 

In addition to his parents, Bob was predeceased by his wife, Catherine; 3 brothers; 2 sisters; and his grandson, Robert L. Hunter, III. 

He is survived by his son, Robert L. Jr. (Laura); daughters, Deborah Dugan (David Beideman), Mary Kay Micucio (Richard) and Sandy Jones (Tim); 2 brothers-in-law; 3 sisters-in-law; 9 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandchild.

Family and friends are invited to visit from 5:00 – 7:00pm on Tuesday, April 4th 2017, at the Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Road, Wilmington, DE 19808. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30am on Wednesday, April 5th 2017, at St. Elizabeth Church, Cedar and Clayton Streets, Wilmington, DE 19805. Burial will follow at Gracelawn Memorial Park. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Boys Town, 200 Flanagan Blvd, PO Box 6000, Boys Town, NE, 68010, or to St. Elizabeth Church, 809 S. Broom Street, Wilmington, DE 19805.

Bob’s family would like to thank the staff at Delaware Hospice and the Heartland Hospice House for the care and compassion that was shown to him.

Semper Fi


Charitable donations may be made to:

Boys Town
200 Flanagan Blvd, PO Box 6000, Boys Town NE 68010

St. Elizabeth Church
809 S. Broom Street, Wilmington DE 19805
Tel: 1-302-652-3626

 Service Information

April 4, 2017

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Doherty Funeral Home - Pike Creek
3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek
Wilmington, DE 19808

Mass of Christian Burial
April 5, 2017

10:30 AM
St. Elizabeth Church
809 S. Broom Street
Wilmington, DE 19805

Interment following Mass
April 5, 2017

Gracelawn Memorial Park
2220 N. DuPont Highway
New Castle, DE 19720

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