Sunday, September 27, 2020

Obituary: William E. Hunter, Jr., 76, Cuba lake

William E. Hunter, Jr.  Loving Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather

William E. Hunter, Jr., of 52 South Shore Road, Cuba Lake, passed away Friday, September 25, 2020 at Olean General Hospital after a lengthy illness.

Born on January 20, 1944, in Cuba, he was a son of William E. and Betty Guild Hunter, Sr.  On June 3, 1967, at St. Stephens Episcopal Church, Olean he married the former Kay Herdendorf whom preceded him in death on March 10, 2000.  

Bill was a graduate of Cuba Central School Class of 1961 and later graduated from the Albany College of Pharmacy.

After college he returned to Cuba and worked as a Pharmacist for the family business Hunter and Johnson.  He had also worked for CVS and Bartholomew’s Pharmacy in Franklinville before going to work for Olean General Hospital retiring in 2010 after 25 years of service.  

Bill was a Clan Liaison for the Allegany County Celtic Festival.  He enjoyed traveling to many Celtic Festivals and educating people about Celtic Heritage and his role as Clan Convener for Clan Hunter.  In 2017 he was able to travel to Scotland for a two-week trip.

Bird Watching, collecting rare and new coins, fishing, traveling to Florida, family genealogy, and spending time with his family were just a few things that brought joy to his life.  He loved Hockey and during the late 80’s served as president of the Olean Youth Hockey Association.  In his younger years he enjoyed car racing and hunting. He is survived by two sons, William E. (Miranda) Hunter, III of Norwich, NY and David (Monique) Hunter of Fairport, NY; two daughters Lauri (Sean) Gardner of Olean, Kathy (Aaron) Findlay of Caneadea; His grandchildren Lindsay, McKenzie, Ainslie, SJ, Brodie, Elsepeth “Ellie”, William “Liam”, Lane, Cody, Tyler, and Mason; Great Grandchildren Addison and Saylor; a brother James “Jim” (Sue) Hunter of Cuba; a sister Mary (Tom) Golden of Mechanicville, NY; A Sister-in-law, Deb Hunter of Ft. Myers, Florida; Several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife he was predeceased by a brother Bob Hunter.

The Family will receive friends at the Mark F. Rinker Funeral Home & Memorial Service, Inc., 9 Bull Street, Cuba on Friday, October 2, 2020 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be private.

The family request memorials be made to Roswell Park Cancer Institute or to the Allegany County Cancer Services.

Online expressions of sympathy may be sent at Due to COVID-19 regulations face masks and social distancing will be required.