Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Fred Hunt, Jr RIP

Update: Richard Fernandez eulogizes Fred Hunt, Jr.
Fred Hunt, Jr. was a commenter at neo-neocon's blog. He lived in Rochester, NH. He had a disease which caused sudden attacks of vertigo, and he died on Friday: from a brain injury sustained in a fall. His funeral will be tomorrow, and he will be laid to rest in Somersworth.

Fred, through his comments at neo-neocon's blog, was my teacher and my friend. He was a military veteran, a former Marxist, had studied to be a Jesuit, and was a financial planner at the end. Early on, he knew the left from the inside. Later, he knew the right from the inside. From Fred's Obituary:
Fred was an avid reader and loved books, especially history and philosophy; he could discuss almost any subject with anyone. He was a kind and gentle man who always had a positive outlook and loved life.
I soaked up his knowledge and his reasoning. It will live on in me, and I will do my best to pass it on. I miss Fred already. He was one of my favorite people to hang around with.

It's funny how the internet works. I knew some of Fred Hunt, Jr.'s mind; and, through his mind, I knew something of his spirit.

Heartfelt condolences to Fred's family. Rest in Peace, my friend.


Paul Gordon said...

(Originally posted on neo-neocon)

Because of the ephemeral nature of postings on the internet, in one of my comments on Wolf Howling blog under my other nom de internet, I attempted a funny with

“Seek not immortality on the Internet”

Because FredHjr’s comments ARE still out there, perhaps he has found a bit.


gcotharn said...


Thanks for stopping by and leaving your thoughts.

Also, thanks for injecting "ephemeral" into the conversation. A supercool word.

Webutante said...

What a lovely post.

An addendum, my very best friend in California lost her only daughter who had epilepsy several years ago after the daughter fell and hit her head in the bathtub, then drowned. My good friend Pat is now helping to raise her granddaughter.

We never know, do when, when life will change on a dime.

gcotharn said...

Thank you, Jane. We never know. And grieving is a normal part of life, all round the year. The Mad Housewife said that.

I've spent a week in Grand Junction, at the JUCO World Series, watching my brother play. I know you love mountains, and you can obviously see some there. What I liked about Grand Junction and surrounding area was the sense of big space, big sky, and far off horizon. That is relaxing to me. I can breathe big, deep breaths. Have a happy July 4.