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Mary Wyman Hunt, 92, Bronxville Education Advocate, Political Activist

The late Mary Wyman Hunt celebrated her 65th birthday by going skydiving with her oldest son, Charles, aka Chad.
The late Mary Wyman Hunt celebrated her 65th birthday by going skydiving with her oldest son, Charles, aka Chad. Photo Credit: Contributed

BRONXVILLE, N.Y. -- Mary Wyman Hunt, a longtime resident of Bronxville, died Saturday, Sept. 5, in Chesterfield, Mo. She was 92.

Hunt was born in St. Louis to Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Allan Wyman. She was a 1941 graduate of Mary Institute, where she was senior class president, and attended Smith College in Northampton, Mass.

She returned home after two years of college because of World War II. In 1945, she married Charles Lucas Hunt Jr., and they settled in St. Louis, later living in New Canaan, Conn., and finally settling in Bronxville, where they raised their seven children.

Hunt was living in the retirement community of Friendship Village Chesterfield, where she enjoyed reading, listening to big band music, visiting with her children and grandchildren, and cheering on her beloved St. Louis Cardinals.

While in Bronxville, she took part in many civic and community activities.

She was an inspector for local elections and a clerk in the office of Judge Buell of the Westchester County Family Court. A licensed real estate broker, Hunt was also president of the Women’s Republican Club and a member of the Bronxville Junior League.

In her leisure time, Hunt could be found on the tennis court with her husband, in the swimming pool or on the ballroom dance floor of the Bronxville Field Club. Always ready to try new experiences, she celebrated her 65th birthday by going skydiving with her oldest son, Chad.

Hunt was also a Girl Scout troop leader and a Boy Scout den mother. She was active in the PTA and a member of the Bronxville school board, serving a term as its clerk and a term as its vice president. She served on the board of the Westchester Smith College Club and was instrumental in the organization of the annual Smith pecan sales in Westchester, a major fundraiser for the club’s academic scholarships.

Hunt was predeceased by her husband and her three siblings, Thomas Hunt Wyman, Susan Elizabeth “Betty” Wyman Caspari and Sarah “Sally” Hunt Wyman Slack.

She is survived by her seven children, Nancy Wyman Hunt of Charlottesville, Va., Charles Lucas Hunt of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Margaret Stanford Hunt of Litchfield, Conn., Catherine Turner Hunt, Ph.D., of Ambler, Pa., Elizabeth Booth Hunt of Kirkland, Wash., William Booth Hunt of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and Mary Mather Hunt of Chesterfield, Mo.; seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service is pending. The entombment was private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bronxville School Foundation, 177 Pondfield Road, Bronxville, NY 10708; St. Luke's Hospice, Office of Development, 232 S. Woods Mill Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017, or the hospice of the donor’s choice.

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