In Memory

John Hunt



 
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02/28/10 01:50 PM #1    

Ellen Ehrenreich (Barker)

John and I were at UB together. He was well-known as being a founder of WBFO jazz radio. Who knows how far he could have gone..

06/03/10 06:28 PM #2    

Eric Bloom

John was my closest friend in High School. After college we shared an apartment until he got married and I went off to law school.I miss him  dearly and a day does not pass that I don't think of him. He had a wonderful sense of humor. We don't make enough friends during our lives. When you lose one like John,before his time, the loss is that much more accute. His daughter Allison is a delightful woman and I can see a lot of John in her."The saddest words spoken or penned are the words what might have been"


06/07/10 07:43 PM #3    

James Wesp

John was a friend to everyone with whom he came in contact.  Eric, you can claim him as your best friend.  He was mine, too.  The times we spent playing football in his back yard, getting caught by the cops egging cars on Halloween, and the good times we had "Hurting to Death"; trying our best to imitate Chicago and BS&T, will never leave this memory bank.

I remember when I moved back to Bflo in 1980 to work at BGH and he called me at home during one of those 2x/year public radio fundraising deals and shamed me into making a donation to WBFO.  The good times at the Tralf.  Then his brother, Peter's, bachelor party!! Yikes.

I remember the day he passed in 1985.  I was in Cincinnati working at U. Cincinnati Hospital and I swear he was talking to me.  Didn't know it at the time but someone called me that night to let me know he was gone and that moment where I was hearing him talk came back and hit me like a ton of bricks.  I talked to Peter about it at the airport coming home when my dad was dying of cancer and it tore him up.

It is true; only the good die young.  Leslie Burrell, Guy Vastola, and John were all associated with our band, Hurting to Death.  They are gone but not forgotten.

John actually worked with Terry Gross of Fresh Air fame on NPR when she was starting out in Buffalo after going to UB.  Look at Terry, now.  Just think where John would be...

...his is missed!


07/12/10 02:18 AM #4    

Pat Tarquini

Although we came from different worlds ... John was in many ways a kindred spirit to me. I used to see him often in the Club at Mulligans on Hertel. *Even de Cumpades knew he was
C O O L !

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