Monday, June 3, 2013

A Life Well Lived

Around the world, Hunt made a lasting impression
by Linda, Keli, and Jennifer C.

Hunt had the attitude of John Wayne, the style of James Bond and the brainpower of a rocket scientist. On his first day at work at Martin Marietta, Orlando, he may have expected to be greeted by his boss with "Welcome aboard!" Instead, he heard, "Who are you?" Why are you here?"

Throughout his 35-year career with Martin Marietta and Lockheed Martin, from Advanced Programs in Orlando to the Vertical Launching System (VLS) program in Baltimore, he excelled at his job. He flew over one million miles and traveled to six continents as he successfully marketed VLS internationally. He was known worldwide as a talented and fair businessman, for his excellent technical knowledge of the product and for his understanding of and respect for other cultures. He became lifelong friends with many of his customers.

Hunt always had time for his family. He was a great husband, dad and grandfather. He took the family around the world when he could. When he couldn't, he and wife Linda created their own legendary family adventures at Mount Rushmore, Key West, Niagara Falls, Canadian Rockies and so many more.

After retiring as Senior Vice President of Lockheed Martin's Naval Electronics and Surveillance Division in Baltimore, Hunt and Linda returned to Florida. As a retiree, he became involved in the Orlando community with the Kiwanis Club of Orlando. To his surprise, one year he was awarded the club's esteemed Kiwanian of the Year award for his service.

Thank you for this forum to share Hunt’s story, and thank you, Hunt, for making the world a better place.

A life well lived and a job well done!