Marvin L. Hunt, 86, formerly of Martha Street, passed away the morning of Sunday, March 19, 2017, at UPMC Jameson Care Center.
Marvin was born on May 14, 1930, in New Bedford, Pennsylvania. He was a son of the late Orville and Sara Matthews Hunt.
Mr. Hunt married the former Margaret A. Matis. They were married for 61 years. She survives at home. Marvin was Roman Catholic and attended St. Vincent de Paul Parish.
Mr. Hunt enlisted in the Navy on Feb. 27, 1951, in Pittsburgh. Marvin earned the rank of BT3 in boiler operations. Mr. Hunt received many decorations and citations, among them where the Navy Occupation Service Medal (European Clasp), National Defense Medal, Korean Service Medal (One Star) and the United Nations Service Medal. Marvin's most significant duty assignments were aboard the USS Gatling (DD-671), and USS Harwood (DDE-861). Mr. Hunt was honorably discharged on Feb. 28, 1955, at U.S. Naval Station, Newport, Rhode Island.
Marvin retired after 20 years of service as a truck driver for Reuben-Lloyd Company in New Castle.
Marvin was a member of the Sien Berger German Club in Erie. He was also a member of the local American Legion Post 343, Eagles Club and the 55 Club of St. Vincent de Paul Parish.
Marvin loved the outdoors and going camping with his family. He also enjoyed trains, automobiles, and most of all, spending time with his grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, Margaret, he is survived by two children, Cynthia L. (William) Allen of Volant and Gary L. (Brynna) Hunt of New Castle; three sisters, Shirley (Lewis) Cover of New Castle, Anna Mae Wonsiecki of Beaver Falls and Martha Hunt of New Castle; four grandchildren, Lisa Allen, Heather (Burton) Nesler, Stacy (Robert) McKissick and Jeremy Hunt; and two great-grandchildren, Hailey and Nathaniel Norden.
Marvin was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, William Hunt and James Hunt.
Calling hours will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Noga Funeral Home Inc., 1142 S. Mill St., New Castle.
A procession will leave the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday for St. Vincent de Paul Parish, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. The Rev. William P. Siple, parochial vicar of St. Vincent de Paul Parish, will officiate.
Burial and committal will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. The New Castle Area Honor Guard will conduct full military honors at the cemetery.
Online condolences may be viewed or offered to the family by visiting nogafuneralhome.com.
Published on March 20, 2017