George Thomas Hunter (1923-2015)
On February 22, 2015, Oberon members honored the memory of our friend and colleague George Thomas Hunter who passed away at the age of 91 on February 3, 2015.
Richard Joyrich, Mara Radzvickas, Pam Verlone, Barbara Burris, Linda Theil, and George's niece-in-law Rosey Hunter attended his memorial service at the Birmingham Unitarian Church of Bloomfield Hills where George and his wife Sharon have been long-time members.
The Reverend Dr. Kathy Hurt presided over the service, and the Hunter's daughter Linda Hunter, son Chris Hunter, and nephew Jon Hunter eulogized our friend. Oberon chair Richard Joyrich expressed our loss and sympathy during the sharing portion of the memorial.
Before he passed away, George requested that those in attendance sing the song "Smiles" at his memorial. Linda Hunter and her husband and brother sang the verses and we all joined in on the chorus:
There are smiles that make us happy,There are smiles that make us blue,There are smiles that steal away the teardrops,As the sunbeams steal away the dew.There are smiles that have a tender meaning, That the eyes of love alone may see,And the smiles that fill my life with sunshineAre the smiles that you give to me.
by Lee Roberts and Will Callahan, 1917