Robert E. Lunt, 82, passed out of his earthly body to be present with the Lord on September 26, 2016, at home, with his wife by his side, after a long, hard battle with cancer. He was born on January 17, 1934, in Bangor, the son of Roy Lunt and Ruth (Nye) Lunt.
He was a Korean War era U.S. Navy veteran. He served aboard the aircraft carrier USS Essex and was also stationed at Atsugi Naval Air Station in Japan. After his discharge from the Navy, he began working for the U.S. Postal Service in Bangor, where he worked for 37 years. He held several administrative positions while employed there, including helping to facilitate the building of the mail processing facility in Hampden, of which he was very proud to be apart of.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Barbara (Savage) Lunt; daughter, Jennifer Brown of Orrington; sister, Sandra Pitt and husband, Fred Pitt, of Westbrook, Ct., three grandsons, who he was very proud of: Cory Lunt of Bangor, Drew Lunt of the U.S. Army and Nolan Lunt of Brewer; several nieces, nephews and maternal cousins. He was predeceased by his only son, John R. Lunt, known as Rob; and his brother, Lawrence Lunt of Westbrook, Ct.
I, Robert, wish to thank my sweet, loving wife, who took such good care of me through my illness. May our Lord Jesus bless and keep her.
At Bob's request, there will be no funeral. There will be a small graveside service at Mt. Hope Cemetery, on Saturday, October 1, at 11 a.m. The family invites relatives to Bob's home after the service to share conversation and refreshments.
Those who wish to remember Bob in a special way may make gifts in his memory to The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 1101, Bangor, ME 04402.
His favorite Bible chapter was John 14, where the Lord says, "In my Father's house there are many mansions: I go to prepare a place for you; that where I am, there you may be also."