February 11, 2015
* Lynn Hunt, a former USAF Captain who lived in Todd and had been a member of our New River Chapter for the past 2 years passed away on February 11, 2015.
His obituary, provided by his daughter, Karleen Basch follows:
Hunt, William Lynn, October 24th, 1928 - February 11th, 2015
On February 11, 2015, William Lynn Hunt, Ph.D., passed away in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He was born in Douglas, Arizona. Lynn served in the U.S. Air Force as a First lieutenant. He was assistant director of Clinical Research at G.D. Searle in Skokie, IL, and Deputy Director of Clinical Trials at Family Health International in North Carolina. He received his B.S. in Animal Nutrition from the University of Arizona, M.S. in Reproductive Physiology at Washington State University and Ph.D. in Genetics at the University of Oregon. While a professor at Cornell University, Dr. Hunt became a pioneer in the field of reproductive technologies, and one of the very first clinicians to transfer embryos in animals in the early stage development of IVF.
He was a former cattle rancher and cowboy in Arizona. He spoke fluent German, and belonged to a German speaking-club in NC. He was an avid reader, loved the outdoors as well as computers. Lynn was a man of strong intellect and a heart of love.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 35 years, Susan Hunt (nee Bushman), and children, Leslie, Mark, Karleen and Kirstin, daughter-in-law, Robyn, son-in-law, Andrew and ex-son-in-law, Dane. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Hunter, Nina, Dashel, Austin, Emilee and Elle, as well as his older brother Lee Hunt and nieces and nephews, Terri, Jeanne, Scott and Jeff. He was preceded in death by his father, mother, brothers, Sterling and Norman and first wife, Anneliese Hunt (nee Tichi) and their daughter, Carina Lu.
A memorial to celebrate his life will be held on a later date in Chicago, IL. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to one’s choice of cancer research or veteran’s fund.
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