In Memory

Michael Hunting

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06/07/19 10:12 PM #1    

Philip Spiess

Although I was not close to Mike, we were fellow students at Hanover College, and often hobnobbed together on campus.  More recently, he and I had a number of good exchanges, both public and private, on this Website, most notably about food, especially mushrooms.  He will be missed.

06/08/19 08:50 AM #2    

Bruce Bittmann

Karen and I were lucky, a few years back, to visit Mike and Lolly at their ‘cabin’ in Canada.  We had such a wonderful time with them, that we wanted to stay longer!  So, we rendezvoused in Michigan with Mike at Walloon Lake.  We golfed and enjoyed the UP’s beautiful weather and another ‘cabin’.  It was special to reconnect and remember.  We kept in moderate touch, but I, especially, enjoyed it all.  May he rest in piece.

06/08/19 10:35 AM #3    

David Buchholz

Mike and I were close during the five years we both attended WHHS.  When I was 12 I took a train by myself  to his famiy's summer home on Walloon lake in Michigan, and I remember meeting some girls on the train, missed the Walloon Lake stop, forcing the conductor to stop the train a few hundred yards down the tracks to let me off.  I envied Mike's excellent voice.  I could play guitar.  He could sing.  From his obituary in the Cincinnati Enquirer, "his greatest love aside from his family was performing as the lead singer in his college rock and roll band, The Gentlemen Bleu." We both had a love for pop and rock n' roll music.  He was the one who urged me to return for reunions, but I missed seeing him, as he spent summers in Michigan and Canada.  We reconnected on Facebook a few years ago, and as we were on opposite ends of the political spectrum, we frequently engaged in spirited discussions about currrent policies.  We last corresponded before Thanksgiving, and I saved this little snippet.  I had no idea that he had lung cancer.

And as an amateur photographer I came to Cincinnati many years ago, visited Mike at Merrill Lynch and made this image, one of Mike's favorites, (when he had hair).

06/09/19 07:07 AM #4    

Paul Simons

RIP Mike Hunting. His passing like the rest on the list leaves one searching for the reason why, why now, why when so many will miss you, and of course there is no answer except that we live and then we die so it's important to live well - and this means most of all to treat others well. Mike did that. RIP Mike Hunting.

06/09/19 02:13 PM #5    

Bruce Bittmann

Whoops.  My message for Mike got Auto messup -Mike,  Rest In Peace.  In hoc, Brother.

06/10/19 08:18 PM #6    

Sandy Steele (Bauman)

Mike and I were friends all through our time at WHHS, even going to senior prom together. I too missed him at our last few reunions, but he loved fishing in Ontario! So sorry for Lolly and their family. He will definitely be missed. 

06/12/19 09:53 AM #7    

Dale Siemer

I didn't know Mike well at WHHS. But I had the great good fortune of being his dentist for many years. Lolly too. The strongest memory I have of him was that he always had a smile on his face. So in our adult years we became good friends. I will miss him a lot. RIP Michael.

06/13/19 06:57 AM #8    

Charles Judd

I was very fond of Mike at Walnut Hills. I especially remember playing basketball at his house. And his singing was superb. Rest In Peace Mike. And my great sympathies to his family. 

06/13/19 09:01 AM #9    

Paul Youngs

I also have fond memories of hanging out with Mike and our cohort at his house, shooting hoops among other things. Despite the sad news that he has died, it is clear that he knew how to enjoy life. And that is a blessing.

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