Terrance M. “Terry” Hunter, 59, of Tiffin, left this earth on April 9, 2018 to go to his happy place, the Heavenly seas. He is smiling at us as he hooks the “big one”.
He was born on March 4, 1959, in Tiffin, Ohio, to Joe and Lucy (Perna) Hunter. On April 11, 1980, he married Denise Ranker and she preceded him in death in 2002. On June 21, 2010, he married Tina McConahay. Terry’s and Tina relationship reflected the joy and gratitude they felt at being given another chance at love, and they made every day count.
Survivors include his devoted and loving wife, Tina Hunter of Tiffin; mother Lucy (Barry) Wade of Tiffin; sons, Matthew Hunter of Great Falls, Montana; Brandon Giesler of Port Clinton and Nathan Wilhelm of Newark; daughters, Jessica (Dustin) Meadows of Powell and Ashley (Mike) Harvey of Delaware; brothers, Dan (Sandie) Hunter of Seattle, WA, Steve (Lori) Hunter of Brooklyn, MI and Joe (Maureen) Hunter of Jackson, MI; sisters, Ann (Tim) Ott and Karen Hunter, both of Tiffin and Christina Hunter of Findlay; and three grandchildren, Hunter, Carson and Claire.
He was preceded in death by his father, Joe; first wife, Denise; and his son, Nicholas Hunter.
Terry graduated in 1978 from Tiffin Columbian High School and was a passionate and dedicated logistics manager at Laminate Technologies. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and this man’s man loved hunting, fishing, and golfing with the guys, but was happiest when he was with his large, extended family. He was Italian after all. Terry’s face would light up a room when he heard “papa” from one of his grandchildren.
Terry fought a valiant battle with cancer the past two years. His devotion to his family gave him strength and eventually peace. He loved life and was a very kind and generous man.
There will be no visitation.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at St. Mary Catholic Church with Rev. Gary Walters officiating. A Rosary will be prayed 20 minutes prior to Mass.
Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to F.A.C.T. or to a charity of the donor’s choice.