Dr. Robert B. Hunter ’47

Dr. Robert B. Hunter ’47 died July 31, 2013, at his home in Villa Park, Ill. He was born on December 13, 1926, in Washington, D.C., and prepared for college at St. Albans School, where he sang for the associated Washington Cathedral Boys Choir and graduated cum laude. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity and sang in the Bowdoin Chapel Choir and Glee Club. He again graduated cum laude, with honors in biology, a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He graduated from The Johns Hopkins Medical School in 1951 and interned in obstetrics and gynecology at Johns Hopkins and in internal medicine at the U.S. Public Health Service Hospital in Cleveland. He served to captain in the Army during the last years of World War II and in the Public Health Service from 1952 to 1954. He spent the remainder of his thirty-seven-year career as senior staff physician at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, retiring in 1991. He is survived by his wife of six years, Jo Duren-Sampson; daughter Virginia M. Stack; one grandson; stepsons Andrew and Paul Duren; stepdaughter Cathy Jones; and seven step-grandchildren. He was predeceased in 2006 by his wife of fifty-four years, Sallie Mitchell Hunter, and his son, Richard Hanson Hunter.