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George F. Hundt, Sr

5/5/2017

 

George F. Hundt, Sr., age 85, of Wayne, NJ for forty-five years, passed peacefully on Friday, May 5, 2017.

 

Born in Queens, New York to Louis and Marie Hundt, he was raised in the family home in Brooklyn. George attended St. Aloysius Grade School in Brooklyn, NY and graduated from Cathedral College of the Immaculate Conception High School in Brooklyn with the Class of 1949. Both during and after high school, George worked for his father’s company delivering fresh fruit to local bakeries.

 

George started his career as an X-ray technician at City Hospital. While working there, he was drafted into the US Army where he continued his career as an X-Ray Technician at Fort Dix, NJ. After completing his active service with the Army, he started working as an office boy at the New York Times where worked his way up to telephone sales. While working at the New York Times, he earned a Bachelors in Business Administration from St. John's University in Queens.

 

After a brief stint with the Met Life Insurance Company, he secured a position as a salesman with the EKCO/Glaco Company, a commercial baking supply company, in 1963.  Starting at the Fair Lawn, NJ plant, he was soon promoted and relocated to Baltimore, Maryland to become the Regional Sales Manager. Seven years later, he returned to the Fair Lawn facility and purchased the family home in Wayne. He worked for the EKCO/Glaco Company for over thirty years and, after spending eight years as the Regional Vice President, retired in 1994 so that he could spend more time with his wife. 

 

George was a man of deep and committed faith and a longtime parishioner and daily communicant at Our Lady of the Valley Church in Wayne. No matter where the family settled, George faithfully served the parishes he belonged to in any way he could, helping with youth retreats, Pre-Cana counseling, the parish festivals, and in many other ways. After he retired, he was often seen cooking and serving at Eva's Kitchen in Paterson, NJ.

 

He will be remembered as a caring, generous, and compassionate man. He loved all kinds of sports and enjoyed playing golf in New Jersey and Florida. In his eighties, he took on a new hobby with his friends in Florida - winemaking.  Their wines won gold medals at several statewide competitions.

 

George was the loving husband of the late Rose (Perini) Hundt (1997) to whom he was happily married for 42 years. He was fortunate enough to find love a second time, on the dance floor, marrying Nina Manzo Hundt sixteen years ago. He was the loving father of Rev. Msgr. George F. Hundt, of Madison, NJ, James Hundt, Sr. and his wife Kathleen of Latham, NY, Mary Papadonis and her husband Paul of Scituate, MA, and the late Jeanine Hundt - affectionately known as “The Bean”; through marriage to Nina, Albert Manzo III and his wife Carolyn, Patty, Tommy and Kenny Manzo;  the grandfather of Christopher Hundt and his wife Michelle Lee, Ian Hundt and his wife Amelia, Jillian Marinucci and her husband Matthew, James Hundt Jr., Michael Papadonis and Jodi Papadonis, Albert Manzo IV, Christopher Manzo, Lauren Manzo Scalia and her husband Vito, Kristen Valencia and her husband Jon, Danielle Wardrop, K.J. Manzo, and Nina Manzo; the great-grandfather of Daniel Hundt, Evan and Noah Marinucci, Jayden and Jacob Snyder, Jonathan Valencia, and Marchesa Scalia; and the beloved brother of Marie Funk, Ann Dannenhoffer, Theresa Voegler and her husband Fran, John Hundt and his wife Ronnie and the late Louis Hundt and late Emma Roedel.

 

Friends may visit with the family on Sunday, May 7, 2017 from 4-8 PM at Our Lady of the Valley Church, 630 Valley Road in Wayne, NJ.

 

A Funeral Mass will be offered 1:30 PM on Monday, May 8, 2017 at Saint Vincent Martyr Church, 26 Green Village Rd., Madison, NJ.

 

In lieu of flowers memorial donations to Catholic Charities Diocese of Paterson, 777 Valley Rd., Clifton, NJ 07013 would be greatly appreciated

 

Guest Book

5/5/2017

I was so sad to learn of George passing. May he rest in eternal peace in God's kingdom. Let the memories made with George bring you happiness in this time of sorrow. With Love Les and Dorrie

Les and Dorrie Daniel

5/6/2017

Dear Jim, I am so sorry to hear that your father has died. I pray for his peaceful repose, and for you and all his loved ones who grieve his death. May you know God's. comfort and peace at this difficult time. Sr. Charlene

Sr. Charlene Moser

5/7/2017

Dear Fr George and family. My deepest sympathy for all of you as you go through this difficult time. It was apparent that your dad had a beautiful and faithfilled life I am sure he is in everlasting peace now and that will give you much comfort in the days ahead. Eileen Ruane

Eileen Ruane

5/7/2017

To the entire Hundt and Manzi Families, My deepest sympathies for your loss of a great man. If my godfather looks regal and accomplished in this photo on his obituary page, it is because he was. Pete and I loved him DEARLY. Another great man has joined his Lord in Heaven. Dear Nina, we love you also so much. We are so sorry for your loss. I am so grateful that you and Uncle George were able to have so many beautiful years together. You are a beautiful lady with grace and class, a perfect partner for my special uncle. With much love and respect. Barbara Anne & Peter Cangemi

Barbara Cangemi

5/7/2017

Dear Fr.George and family, Please accept my deepest sympathy at this sad time in the loss of your father. I am sure that you all have many wonderful memories to get you through this difficult time. Stephanie Gillen & family

Stephanie Gillen

5/7/2017

Our deepest sympathies to all of you at this sad time. I was very fortunate to know the Hundt family who lived down the street from us growing up. Rose was one of my mom's dearest friends(Joanne Giles). You were all a very blessed family. Karen and John Fitzgerald

Karen Fitzgerald

5/8/2017

Our deepest sympathy to Monsignor George and the entire Hundt family. Your father was very blessed to have a wonderful family and a beautiful life of faith. I know you will find comfort in God at this difficult time. with love Paula and Rick

Paula and Rick Triano

5/8/2017

Msgr. George, My most sincerest condolences. Cathy Lehman

Cathy Lehman

5/8/2017

So sorry for your loss, George. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

Joe Duffy

5/16/2017

For many years George and Rose were our neighbors in Wayne. I was honored to be able to meet some of their family over the years and Father George was our priest in OLV for many years. The Hundt family set the bar high on Greenrale Avenue. They showed all of us how good neighbors could change lives. I can never repay George and Rose for the many times they encouraged and helped me and my family on our spiritual journey. I was lifted and transported every time I entered their home--and was welcomed with compassion and love. Countless other parishioners were similarly inspired by the Hundts. They are irreplaceable.

Nancy Trotta


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