Jean Ellen Hunter

Jean Ellen Hunter, 82, passed away at Market Street Assisted Living on October 3, 2022, in Palm Coast, FL.

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Jean Ellen Hunter

Jean Ellen Hunter, 82, passed away at Market Street Assisted Living on October 3, 2022, in Palm Coast, FL.

Jean was born in Kingston, PA on October 11, 1939, to Joseph and Catherine Comiskey. She graduated from Kingston High School, Kingston, PA in 1957, Summa Cum Laude from Misericordia University, Dallas, PA, and received a PHD in English Literature from Loyola University, Chicago, ILL. She began her academic career as an English Literature Instructor at Saint Joseph’s College, now the home of the National Fire Academy, in Emmitsburg, MD, was an English Literature professor at Essex Community College, Essex, MD, later becoming Associate Dean of Humanities, and was appointed as the Chair of the Maryland State Board for Community Colleges. In Florida, she was Vice President for Academic Affairs at Broward Community College, now Broward University, in Ft. Lauderdale. After her retirement to Palm Coast, Jean became an active volunteer for various Palm Coast charities, primarily the Flagler County Education Foundation, where she served as staff member, Board member and Chair at different times. In connection with her Board duties she became an active participant in the Take Stock in Children and the Bright Futures Program. She was a member of the University Women of Flagler County and the Rotary Club of Palm Coast. She also helped raise her husband Bob’s two son’s James and Joseph, when they lived with her and Bob for a number of years. Jean is survived by her husband of 52 years, Robert H. Hunter, his children Ruth Hunter-Govetas and James Hunter, grandchildren Eleni and Bobby Govetas, and brothers Robert (Nancy), Richard (Shirley), and James Comiskey. She was predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Catherine Comiskey, her sister Catherine Comiskey, and her stepson, Joseph Hunter. Donations may be made to the Flagler County Education Foundation, 1769 Moody Boulevard, Building 2, Bunnell, FL. 32110. The loving care provided by Market Street Assisted Living and Kindred Hospice is greatly appreciated. A memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2022 from 12-1pm at Craig-Flagler Palms Funeral Home, 511 Old Kings Road S. Flagler Beach. Service to follow at 1pm. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Hunter family.

Saturday, November 12, 1PM
Craig-Flagler Palms Funeral Home
511 Old Kings Road S.
Flagler Beach

Donations may be made to the
Flagler County Education Foundation
1769 Moody Boulevard Building 2
Bunnell, FL. 32110


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