Bruce Allen Hunt, age 76, of Ithaca, NY, passed away at home with family and friends on January 3, 2020.
Bruce was raised on the family dairy farm just north of Interlaken where he learned a good work ethic. After high school Bruce attended and graduated from Williamsport Tech School in Williamsport, PA as a diesel mechanic. He then worked for State Eq. in Albany, NY while they were building I87, the Northway. After a brief stint at Hartman Metal in Waterloo, NY Bruce spent 23 years working at Seneca Service Center in Seneca Falls, NY as an International Harvester diesel mechanic, and then 13 years for Monroe Tractor in Auburn, NY.
In retirement Bruce drove cars for the McGuire Group in Ithaca, as well as visiting all 49 continental states in his camper with wife Ann. Two highlights were riding their Spyder motorcycle up Pikes Peak, Colorado and MT. Washington. Bruce was a life member of the Interlaken Sportsman Club and the International Harvester Club, member of the T-burg Fish and Game Club, and the NRA. Bruce and Ann loved to shoot trap and skeet.
Bruce was predeceased by his parents Howard and Sara Smith Hunt, and sibling Linda Hunt Hynick. Bruce is survived by his wife Ann Stiles Hunt; brothers John (Grace) and Gary (Kate) Hunt; daughter Charlene Hunt Balzer; step children Sally (Rich) Carland and Randy (Gayla) Parker; grandson Zachary Balzer; step grandchildren Sharey Selover, Josh (Kitty) Mancil, Jeffrey Mancil, Karlie Simmons, and Tyrell Walley; great grandson Grayson Balzer; and step great grandsons Christopher and Matthew Selover.
Per Bruce’s wishes there will be no calling hours or funeral. A Celebration of Life will be at the family’s convenience at a later date.
Please consider a donation in Bruce’s memory to the Cayuga Cancer Center at Cayuga Medical Center, 101 Dates Drive, Ithaca, NY 14850.