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Choice Hunter


Choice E. Hunter, age 86 of Lincoln Park, died peacefully on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. She had lived in the Pines Lake neighborhood of Wayne since 1963 and retired to Lincoln Park in 2003.

Choice had been a Registered Nurse throughout her career. She began her nursing education at Fitchburg State University and also studied at Johns Hopkins University before earning her BSN degree. She worked briefly as a nurse before taking on the daunting responsibilities of being a full-time mom. After her children were grown, she began nursing again for several area physicians and also worked several years at Paterson General Hospital in Wayne. She finished her career at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation where she specialized in helping patients with AIDS.

On November 30, 1957, she married William Hunter and thus began a wonderful marriage that endured for fifty eight years. The two of them were like the best of friends. Together, they enjoyed a great social life and lots of travel. They embarked on more than ten cruises, including a trip up the Amazon River and another one through the Panama Canal. They visited Aruba with regularity, and visited nearly each one of the fifty United States during their many excursions. Raising their family in Pines Lake was the highlight of her life and she was very proud of her children. She was a very loving and nurturing mom, an excellent cook, and her Thanksgiving feasts were always to be remembered. She also enjoyed relaxing with her needlepoint, knitting, tending to her flower garden, and watching the birds who visited her well-stocked feeders. She was simply a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother whom they will all miss dearly.

Choice is survived by her beloved children; John Hunter and his wife Barbara of Lewistown, Montana, Sally Herman and her husband Ronald of Pompton Plains, NJ and Choice Soden and her husband Scott of Pequannock, NJ, eight grandchildren; Amanda, Ashley Steven, Billy, Nicolette, Hunter, Garrett, and Danny, her sister; Priscila Brightman of Fall River, MA, brother Dawson Getchell and his wife Edith Ann of Austin, TX, sister-in-law Alva Breithaupt of Wayne, NJ, brothter-in-law Jim Martin and extended family.  She was predeceased by her beloved husband William in 2014, her sister Hope Martin in 2014, brother-in-laws Bob Brightman, Malcolm Breithaupt and John (Jack) Hunter.

Friends may visit with the family at the Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, 567 Ratzer Road, Wayne, on Monday, March 20, 2017 from 4-8 PM.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at the Preakness Reformed Church, 131 Church Lane, Wayne, followed by burial at the Laurel Grove Cemetery in Totowa.

Choice’s family is grateful for the selfless and frequent services rendered by the Lincoln Park First Aid Squad. Donations in Choice’s memory to their benefit would therefore be much appreciated. Mail to: 34 Chapel Hill Rd., PO Box 332, Lincoln Park, NJ 07035-0332. Donations to Choice’s church would also be greatly appreciated; Preakness Reformed Church, 131 Church Lane, Wayne, NJ 07470.

Guest Book


Choice and family, I am deeply sorry for your loss. Growing up with you in Pines Lake brings back so many fond memories. Your Mom was always so wonderful - wishing all of you peace and love. Dawn

Dawn Higgins Young


Thinking of you and praying for comfort in this time of sorrow. Steve and Barb.

Steve & Barb Canfield


I've only known Choice for a few years but she was one of the nicest people I've known. She was a grandmotherly figure to everyone. She will be deeply missed. My thoughts are with this family during this time

Patrick O'Connor


My heart goes out to the entire family. Mrs. Choice was a very king and pleasant friend and treated everyone with kindness she will surely be miss I prayer for the family is love peace comfort and happiness

Janine Julie Anderson


Choice was the soul of kindness. She spoke softly and her stories were frequently followed by a sweet smile. Bill, her family, and her friends were her chief concern and the focus of her life. It is with great sadness I bid farewell to a good friend. May her family draw comfort from their memories and their love for one another.

Linda Pendergrass


Dear Choice, Scott, Nicolette and Hunter, Joe and I were so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May your memories of her make you smile through this time of sorrow. Joe and Linda Adamo Barrow

Linda Adamo


Dear Choice and family, Please know how sorry I was to hear of the loss of your mother. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Emily Stanchak

Emily Stanchak


Dear Choicey,Sally,John And families~~ We are saddened to hear of your mom's passing You are all such wonderful neighbors-so helpful when we arrived on Algonquin Trail-right across the street-for so many great years- now, such pleasant memories of Pines Lake- enhanced by Choice and Bill- Really were The Good Ol'Days ! Take Comfort In The Lord, The Masiak family

Joseph Masiak


We are so sad to hear of your mom's passing. she was a wonderful lady, wife, mother, and grandmother. She will be missed be so many. Your dad & she were so close. May you find peace knowing they are together again. Love to all. Gary and Antoinette Soden (Molly & Sarah too)

Gary and Antoinette Soden and family


I am so sorry for your loss. I understand how hard it is to lose you mom. I'm sorry I was not there, but your all in my prayers

Kathy Kukel

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