The Rev. Mr. Richard Dowling Hunter

The Rev. Mr. Richard Dowling Hunter

Passed on Friday, 25 February 2011

The Reverend Richard Dowling Hunter of Arlington, died at the age of 88, on February 25, 2011, of complications from heart failure. A minister of United Church of Christ churches in MI, OH, upstate NY and MA, beloved husband of 60 years of Sara McKenzie Hunter, loving father of Anne and Rebecca of Cambridge, MA and Elizabeth of Arlington, MA, and their spouses: George Young, Neil Marsh and Jason Merrill, and doting grandfather to Alice.

Born in Mt. Vernon, NY in 1922 to Chauncey Depew Hunter and Annabel Dowling Hunter, he was graduate of Columbia College and Union Theological Seminary. He served his country and began his life of Christian Ministry as a Navy Chaplain aboard the USS Mann in the Pacific after WWII. He began serving churches in Manchester, England in 1948, served the Congregational Christian Church of Ravena, NY from 1960-1987, then was interim pastor for churches in upstate NY and Western MA before retiring in 2007.

A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, March 5 at 11 am at the Park Avenue Congregational Church, 50 Paul Revere Rd, Arlington, MA with a collation following in the church hall. The Saville Chapel of DeVito Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Park Avenue Congregational Church in Arlington, or other churches he served.


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