Vaughn E. Hunter

Feb 13, 2020
Vaughn Hunter

Carlisle, Pa. — Vaughn E. Hunter, 91, passed away peacefully Feb. 5, 2020, at his home in Carlisle, Pa.

Vaughn was born the youngest of nine June 18,1928, in Unity to Gaunce R. and Amber E. (Grass) Hunter. He was the seventh son of a seventh son and the last of a generation.

Vaughn married his wife, Mary (Rennebu), June 5, 1948. They were married for 71 years. She was by his side when he passed.

In the early years, they owned and operated a potato farm in South Unity. There, they raised three sons: William G. Hunter (Olga) of Boerne, Texas; Robert I. Hunter of Ashville, N.C.; Richard A. Hunter (Peg) of Patton, Pa.; and a daughter, Cynthia S. Deitch (Dennis R.) of Carlisle, Pa.

Vaughn and Mary moved to Carlisle, Pa., in 1975, where they owned and operated a successful insurance agency serving farmers and orchardists all over the state.

Vaughn was awarded the honor of Pennsylvania Crop Insurance Agent of the Year in 2007 by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, with which he worked closely, as well as other various agricultural councils, including the U.S. Apple and the Peach Council. He was awarded similar honors by multiple companies that he represented over the years.

He traveled frequently to Washington, D.C., to meet with senators and representatives to ensure fair and just regulation of agricultural laws for the farmers/orchardists of Pennsylvania.

Vaughn loved to write poetry. Many people looked forward to his annual Christmas poems.

He was also well known for his beautiful vegetable garden, where he could be found working diligently on summer evenings.

Vaughn and Mary were blessed with seven grandchildren, whom they adored: Randall Hunter (Monica) of Methuen, Mass.; Kristopher Hunter (Kristel) of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada; Zachary Hunter (Liz) of Carlisle, Pa.; Jessica Manning (Dwayne) of New Bloomfield, Pa.; Ryan Hunter (Dawne Marie) of Strathmore, Alberta, Canada; Brett Ginn (Molly) of Jackson; and Kelly Ann Hunter (Jon) of Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia, Canada.

He is also survived by 10 step-grandchildren: Glen Gause, Kelly Winter and Michael Gause, all of Patton, Pa.; Trisha Marlett (Chris) of Carlisle, Pa.; Sharon Shaffer (Donny) of Carlisle, Pa.; Jeffrey B. Walker (Patricia) of Las Vegas; Shelby Bell (Steve) of Annville, Pa.; Keith Hunter and Kevin Hunter of Colorado; and Anna Leksina of Boerne, Texas.

They had 22 great-grandchildren.

He is lovingly remembered by daughter-in-law Marjorie Hunter of Prince Edward Island, Canada, whom he adored.

He was predeceased by his son Richard A. Hunter and a step-grandson, Watson Gause.

A celebration of life will be held Sunday, March 1, at 3 p.m. at the Carroll Township Community Center, 255 Church Road, Shermansdale, Pa.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Quaker Hill Christian Church, P. O. Box 305, Unity, ME 04988.

Vaughn E. Hunter was greatly loved and will be greatly missed. Rest in peace, Dad.

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