Norman Russell Joseph Hunt

Norman Russell Joseph Hunt, 80, of Front Royal, VA and formerly of Lawrenceville, NJ, passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2024 in the comfort of his home.

A Funeral Mass will take place at 2 P.M. on Friday, July 5, 2024 at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church located at 200 W. Main St., Front Royal, VA with Father Daniel Gee officiating. The family invites guests to join them for a viewing and visitation one hour prior to the Mass at St. John’s. Following the Mass, the burial will take place in Prospect Hill Cemetery with a reception to follow.

Norman was born on October 14, 1943 in Princeton, NJ to the late Ralph B. Hunt and Edna Reed Updike. He is also preceded in death by his step-father, Sewell Updike; and his nephew, Ralph B. Hunt II.

Surviving Norman is his devoted wife of 53 years, Kathleen O’Donnell Hunt; his son, Douglas W. Hunt with his wife Jennifer McVeigh Hunt; and his daughter, Tara Hunt Johnson with her husband Troy R. Johnson. In addition, he is survived by his brother, George B. Hunt with his wife Judith Malm Hunt of Poughkeepsie, NY; his sister, Dora Updike Bowers with her husband Steven F. Bowers of Lawrenceville, NJ; Norman’s loving grandchildren, Teagan Grace Johnson, Tanner Rose Johnson, William F. Hunt, Ryan P. Hunt and Jake D. Hunt; his niece, Cherie Hunt Rizza; and his nephews, Errol K. Hunt and Scott J. Bowers.

Norman actively gave back to his community. He was a Boy Scout Leader, a soccer and baseball coach, a member of Knights of Columbus, St. John’s, and the American Legion Community Band. He excelled at various instruments since the age of six; music brought him joy!

Norman graduated from The Hun School of Princeton, earned a Bachelor of Science Degree at Rider University, and attended graduate school there as well.  He had a multi-faceted entrepreneurial spirit that led him to a myriad of business ventures including a successful sod business for over 20 years, as well as landscaping and courier businesses in New Jersey. He completed his professional career as a high school math teacher in Warren County, VA.

Many were blessed to have known Norman. He was patient, easy going, and mild mannered with a great sense of humor and a quick wit. Norman will forever be remembered as a family man, a jovial friend, a positive role model, and a loving steward to animals.

Pallbearers will be Scott Bowers, Steven Bowers, Carl Hansen, Douglas Hunt, Errol Hunt, George Hunt, Jake Hunt, Ryan Hunt, William Hunt, Troy Johnson, Michael O’Donnell, and Mike Pineda-O’Donnell.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Warren County Humane Society, 1245 Progress Dr., Front Royal, VA 22630.

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