David F. Hunter

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David F. Hunter


     David Frost Hunter was a beacon of strength, faith, and community spirit who sadly left us, but whose legacy will continue to resonate in the hearts of all who knew him. The son of Linford and Ruth Hunter, David was born on October 9, 1947, in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. A proud veteran, David volunteered as a United States Marine during the Vietnam War exemplifying his love for his country and his spirit of service.

      David was the cherished husband and “one in a million” love of Lorrie Kay Hunter with whom he shared 52 blissful years and the beloved brother of Lynn Van Patten (Bob). He was the proud father of David Abraham Hunter (Maureen), Heidi Lynn Swift (Bobby), and Ryan Michael Hunter (Kim) and the adored grandfather of Tristan and Riley Hunter and Robby and Ivy Swift.  On November 29, 2023, David joined his parents and his sister Beverly Baker in Heaven.

     David was a man of faith who lived his life serving others and his community.  His faith never wavered, and his family takes comfort in the knowledge that David is now with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

     An active participant in his community, David’s volunteer work was his way of giving back to the community he loved so much. He coached youth baseball, basketball, and football for over twenty years, nurturing and guiding the young men and women who were fortunate to be under his tutelage. David also formed many friendships on golf courses over the years as a member of Meadia Heights Golf Club and the Lancaster Senior Men’s Golf League at Four Seasons.  His guidance, mentoring, and friendship is a lasting gift to all the lives he touched.

     A proud family man, David always put his family first by creating a home filled with love, respect, and support.  Calling his wife, Lorrie, the love of his life and constant friend and companion, he shared with his children the wonderful example of a loving and faithful marriage.  Never missing one of his children’s sporting or school events from their elementary years through college, he was also a loving example of a true father. Family vacations, affectionately known as “Griswald adventures”, were a testament to his commitment to family bonding and creating lasting memories.  A loving and devoted grandfather, David highlighted in his Bible, “An old man’s grandchildren are his crowning glory.” (Proverbs 17:6).

     David was a true gentleman, always polite and respectful.  He was a symbol of perseverance, teaching his family that “can’t” wasn’t an option – there’s always a way, we just need to find it. He will be remembered as a faithful gentleman who cherished the Lord and his family above all else. His lessons, especially that “Patience is a virtue”, will continue to guide us. The strength, grace, and unwavering faith he demonstrated throughout his life are the treasures he leaves behind.

     The family will celebrate David’s life with a private service with military honors at a cherished family vacation spot.   In lieu of flowers, please honor David’s generosity and devotion to charity, by donating to the Salvation Army in his memory.

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