John W. Hunter Sr.


John W. Hunter Sr., a retired history teacher at the Polytechnic Institute, died Tuesday of cancer at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 66 and lived in Glen Arm.

Services for Mr. Hunter will be held at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at the Mitchell-Wiedefeld funeral establishment, 6500 York Road.

He retired in 1987 after 30 years as a teacher at Poly, where he served for a time as acting head of the history department, was adviser to the Audio-Visual Club and appeared in faculty skits in the Poly Follies.

He taught at other city schools from 1951 until he joined the Poly faculty. For a year after his retirement, he taught at St. John's parochial school in Long Green. He also substituted at the Loch Raven Senior High School.

The native of Baltimore was was a graduate of City College, and, in 1950, a graduate of Towson State University.

He served in the Navy during World War II and the Korean War.

He is survived by his wife, the former Harriet Deibel; a son, John W. Hunter Jr. of Glen Arm; two daughters, Bonnie D. Cadle of Rosedale and Margaret P. Hunter of Glen Arm; a brother, James C. Hunter Jr. of Lutherville; and a granddaughter.

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