Standing at the fire engine is Firefighter Josh Bethea, son Scott Hunt, daughter Erin Wise, Firefighter Ron Ramirez, Firefighter Brian Muluchille and Firefighter and bagpipe player David Mendoza .
On September 25, 1936, Paul Richard ‘Dick’ Hunt was born at home 180 Palm Street to Robert and Nettybelle Hunt. He was the last of eight children. He attended May Henning and Lincoln Elementary, Ventura Jr. High, and graduated from Ventura High School in 1954
He worked in various automotive supply shops before working at Shell Chemical. In 1958 he enrolled in the army. On April 26, 1958 he married Janet Fraser. They made their home in Ventura and Dick joined the Ventura City Fire Department.
In 1964, Dick and Jan welcomed their son Scott to their family. Daughter, Erin, was born in 1966, two years later.
Dick was a very artistically talented person and he had lots of hobbies that he enjoyed: calligraphy and designing patterns for his stained glass windows and beautiful sun catchers. He took such pride in his hobbies. He retired from Ventura Fire Department after several years of service and continued time with the Department with weed abatement services.
He passed away quietly at home surrounded by his family on March 10th. In lieu of flowers, the family requests for donations to be made to Serra Conservatory Cross, PO Box 48, Ventura, CA 93002.
On July 18 a wonderful memorial service was held for him at the cross.
His best friend and mother of his children, Jan survive him; his son, Scott; his daughter, Erin; his son in law, Richard Hernandez; his granddaughters, Lauren and Brittany; many nieces and nephews, friends. He will be dearly missed.