Senour Hunt, obituary photo
 
In Memory of

Senour Hunt,

January 3, 1924 - May 16, 2017

Obituary



SENOUR HUNT "Si" Colonel US Air Force (Ret.) died on May 16, 2017 in Arlington, Virginia at the age of 93 after a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his wife, Susanne, with whom he enjoyed more than 65 happy and exciting years. Si was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, the oldest child of Hazel and Roland Hunt, a prominent architect. He graduated high school from Culver Military Academy, spent one year at Denison University, and entered the US Military Academy at West Point in 1943 with the goal of becoming...


SENOUR HUNT "Si" Colonel US Air Force (Ret.) died on May 16, 2017 in Arlington, Virginia at the age of 93 after a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his wife, Susanne, with whom he enjoyed more than 65 happy and exciting years. Si was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, the oldest child of Hazel and Roland Hunt, a prominent architect. He graduated high school from Culver Military Academy, spent one year at Denison University, and entered the US Military Academy at West Point in 1943 with the goal of becoming a cavalry officer. When the cavalry was abolished he transferred his passion and enthusiasm to aviation, graduating from West Point in 1946 with a commission as 2nd Lt., a BS degree and his pilot wings. Si later earned an MS in International Affairs in 1966 from the Air War College and George Washington University. Si's 30 year military career took him to Alaska, Japan, Korea and Vietnam among other assignments, while achieving a total of 4500 hours as first pilot or command pilot. Si volunteered to go to Vietnam in 1969 where he served as Chief of Air Force Advisory Team 5 and Advisor to the Commander of the 33rd Wing VNAF. While in Vietnam he personally flew regular combat support missions accumulating 200 hours and 78 sorties under hazardous combat conditions. During his military career, Si was awarded several medals, including the Legion of Merit and the Air Medal for his service in Vietnam. Upon retiring, Si joined the Burney Company, an investment management company, which he co-founded and served as Vice President for the next 40+ years until his death.

Si was a handsome and charming man, known for his generosity to friends and family, his love of country, his devotion to duty, his passion for golf and the Redskins, his bow ties and his poems, which he often wrote to commemorate birthdays and holidays. Si is survived by his daughter Sally Comiskey (Steve); their children Barrett, Joe and Will; his son Tom Hunt (Nancy); and their children Lauren, Chris and Melissa.

A funeral service will be held at 9 a.m. on Friday, October 27, 2017 at the Old Post Chapel on Fort Myer Army Base. He will be laid to rest following the service at Arlington National Cemetery with Full Military Honors. A reception will follow the interment services at the Fort Myer Officer's Club. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the West Point Association of Graduates, Class of 1946, 698 Mills Road, West Point, NY 10996.

Published in The Washington Post on Oct. 22, 2017