Stanley Earl Hunter, age 73 of Santee California passed away earlier this year at his home in California.
Memorials in Stanley’s memory may be made to the American Red Cross and available at the Donnell – Wiegand Funeral Home.
Stanley the son of Richard Hunter and Dorothy, nee Bottom Hunter of Greenville, Illinois, was born July 18, 1945. Preceded in death by his parents and his brother Glen Allan.
Stanley lived and worked for 50 years in Santee California, returning there after a 4 year tour of duty in the Navy during the Vietnam War. Stanley was an electrician for the US Federal Defense Department until his retirement.
Stanley enjoyed scuba diving, coin collecting, sailing, kayaking, fishing and hiking as a member of the Walkabout International, Wilderness Hiking division and hiked all over the world, including Spain, Italy, Switzerland and Australia. He sailed in the California area as a member of the Freedom Yacht Club. Stanley donated blood to the American Red Cross and recently received a plaque for his recent donation coming to a total of 12 gallons.
Two memorial services in California were held, first aboard the Freedom Sailboat in the Pacific Ocean, off the San Diego Bay, September 27, attended by sailing friends of Stan’s in the San Diego Area and his cousins Edward Neumann of Houston, Texas and Carol Lingley of Greenville, Illinois. September 28, a second Memorial service was held for Stan by his friends and members of the local Walkabout Wilderness Hiking Club on a hike in the Palomar Mountain Range.