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Dr. Oscar Benwood Hunter Jr., pathologist

Dr. Oscar Benwood Hunter Jr., 75, president of the College of American Pathologists from 1967 to 1969, died Saturday at his home on Gibson Island of cancer.

A memorial mass was being offered at today at the Roman Catholic Church of the Little Flower in Bethesda.

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Dr. Hunter, who also had a home in Bethesda, was a pathologist and author of technical papers on hematology, neoplastic diseases and radioactive isotopes. He had been elected president of the Southern Medical Association and the Washington Society of Pathologists and was a member of the House of Delegates of the American Medical Association.

In 1946, he joined a laboratory founded by his father, also a pathologist. He was head of the Oscar B. Hunter Memorial Laboratory in Washington at the time of his death.

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Dr. Hunter was clinical laboratory director at four hospitals in the area and had taught pathology at Georgetown University medical school since 1946.

XTC A native of Washington, Dr. Hunter was a 1940 graduate of Georgetown University Medical School. He served an internship at Gallinger Hospital and a pathology residency at the Mayo Clinic.

Survivors include his wife, the former Anne Battaile; two sons, William Hunter of Fairfield, Iowa, and Michael Hunter of Bethesda; five daughters, Anne Ganley of Shreveport, La., Sidney Hunter of Denver, Margaret Hunter of Helena, Mont., Patricia Wilson of Warner Robins, Ga., and Ellen Hunter of Nashville, Tenn.; two sisters, Frances Fischer and Margaret Simpich, both of Lusby, and 19 grandchildren.


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