Thomas Hunt, 58, of Kingston, NY, passed away on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at Westchester Medical Center, due to complications from Pancreatic Cancer. Tom was born on August 4, 1960 in Laurinburg, NC to the late Noah and Alice Hunt. He served in the US Marine Corps from 1980 to 1983, and owned his own business, Hunt Fine Finishing, for the past 27 years. He was a long-time member of the Monday Night Pool League. Tom loved fishing, gambling, camping, and attending dog shows.
Tom is survived by his wife of more than 32 years, Dorothy Hunt, by his sons, Andrew and Ethan Hunt, by five brothers, nine sisters, numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins, and many other dear family and friends.
Arrangements entrusted to the care of A. Carr & Son Funeral Home, 65 Lucas Ave, Kingston, NY 12401, where family and friends may visit on Friday September 7th 2018 from 5pm to 6pm. At 6pm there will be a celebration of Tom's life during which friends and family may share memories. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at www.StJude.org. To leave an expression of sympathy, please visit www.CarrFH.com
My condolences to the family. May you find comfort as you support one another and as you lean on God for the strength and peace of mind he can provide to carry you through this difficult time. –Philippians 4:6,7
To Tom's Family,
We met Tom about 15 years ago when we hired him to refinish a clock case that belonged to my very dear uncle. It was that project that gave me insight into who Tom was. He didn't merely fix the case, he repaired it with expertise and with love. Knowing how special it was to us, he made it special to him. Since that first project, Tom worked with us to restore several pieces of furniture that will, no doubt, become family heirlooms.
We never saw Tom without a smile on his face. He glowed happiness and was extraordinarily proud of his family. He enjoyed telling us of his son’s achievements and we enjoyed listening. I can’t say that we were friends in the traditional sense of the word, but I can’t help but feel that everyone somehow became Tom’s friend.
We reacted viscerally to reading of his passing. It’s hard to understand why such a loving, talented and caring man was taken so young. We hope that you, his family, will take comfort in the fact that Tom meant so much to so many people. We will remember him almost every day when we look at his handiwork in our home. Tom left an incredible legacy, one that we would all be wise to try to emulate. G-d bless you and comfort you in your time of grief.
If it’s not too presumptuous of me, I would like to share a poem I wrote about my father.
Remembering My Father
At first, it was easy to remember
his face, his voice, his warmth
and the way his arms felt around me.
I could even remember the smell of him.
I mourned him easily; easily
for the pain was so sharp that
I carried it with me always---
into each waking moment and even into my dreams.
Then time passed and I had to close my eyes tightly
to see the outline of his face.
And I was grateful for the photos
that helped me to remember.
Soon the sound of him in my mind faded
but I could still play the recordings of him
and still hear the song of his prayers,
his childhood stories and sometimes our laughter.
Time was a healer, but I was angry,
because there were minutes and hours
and sometimes even days
that didn't bring back memories of him.
Once it was so easy to touch the anguish
that came with knowing that he was gone.
Remembering was so simple;
a part of every breath of me.
Softly, slowly, silently, I came to know
that he had bonded into the very fiber of me.
I would remember him forever,
for the ache had found a home in my soul.
With fond regards,
Judy & Jon Lewis
My sincere condolences to Di, Drew and Ethan. I am so saddened to hear of this news. I will never forget the donation trips he made to the casino with Matt. LOL I will never forget his laugh either. Ride on my friend and I will see you again!!!
Our Condolences. Tom was an awesome individual. Always smiling, no matter what. Had a great way of boosting ones spirit. He will be missed my many. His pool family will definitely miss his presence. RIP my friend! Charlene and Frank Skerritt
We’re so sorry for your loss! What I remember the most about Tom, his laugh and smile. He would go over and above helping my husband and I with refinishing our pool tables. We really miss him. He will always stay in our hearts! 💕
Tommy touched so many. He was always so considerate and giving. He loved his family and loved making people smile. He will be very missed!
Sweet memories, blessings and peace to you all! I have a very poignant memory of Tom when he accompanied Di to SJC one time, the first time I met him. Witty, funny, generous, calm, an infectious laugh and so in love! How it was and ever shall be.
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