Lorin Hunt

Lorin Hunt

Saturday, March 11th, 1939 Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

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Obituary for Lorin I. Hunt

Lorin Irving Hunt, 80, of Chittenango, passed away on May 6, 2019.
He is predeceased by his parents Stuart Hunt and Evelyn Hunt (nee Case) of Central New York; and a brother, Roderick Hunt (Louann), of Oregon. Lorin is survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins, and numerous cherished friends.
A retired high school music teacher, he will be remembered for his zest for life, his laughter, and his love of playing pipe organs. Travel was one of Lorin’s greatest passions which he documented in real-time through detailed and colorful letters and emails to a wide audience of bedazzled followers, always authored with the pen name of “Safari Man”. Lorin ventured to numerous far-flung destinations around the world, and he was thrilled to embark on one last trip to his beloved India in the weeks preceding his death, with a final email sent from the the seaside, along the Bay of Bengal.
At Lorin's request, there will be no formal service or calling hours, but his family encourages personal remembrances among his many friends, both close to home and abroad.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Lorin’s memory may be made to Heifer International, a global organization that works with communities to end world hunger and poverty and care for the Earth. Visit for more details.

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Elizabeth Titus Rexford

I am sad to hear of Lorin's passing. I was lucky enough to know Lorin in high school. We were fellow musicians, we sang in the choir together and played piano duets. Let me be honest: he was my boyfriend. I loved him very much. He was thrilling to be with: a great dancer, a passionate musician ... well, he was passionate about life. He introduced me to some great choral works, such as the Berlioz Requiem that he had sung in at a choral workshop in Potsdam, NY, under the direction of Robert Shaw. And he introduced me to the thrill of listening to great organ music on the mighty Holtkamp organ at Syracuse University. At Eastwood Baptist Church in Syracuse, he and a few others cooked up musicals and shows. It was always exciting and fun to be with him. Unfortunately, I lost contact with Lorin in later years. I would have loved to have known more about his times in India. I wish to extend my condolences to Roderick, his brother and to Lorin's relatives and friends. I am very sad tonight, learning of his passing. He lives in my heart forever.
Comment | Posted at 09:33pm via Condolence

Elizabeth Titus Rexford

I am sad to realize that his brother, Roderick, has died, as well.
Posted at 09:46pm

Leslie Hardy Dendy

I remember Lorin as a handsome & engaging very young man giving a slide show presentation of his trip to India to the youth group at Eastwood Baptist Church. He was a really special person.
Leslie Hardy Dendy
Comment | Posted at 01:09am via Condolence

Sandy and Jeff Palmer

We will miss our friend Lorin--our lunches together, bee-keeping, tales of his many adventures, his passion for travel and music. He had such a zest for life!
Comment | Posted at 09:48pm via Condolence

Karl Riber

The Riber family have lost a great friend and brother. Lorin came into our lives in Kodaikanal, India in the early 1960's as our music/piano/drama teacher and he has been a larger-than-life part of our lives ever since...RIP Lorin, as, perhaps, your safari's continue in another dimension....there are thousands of people who will miss you.
Comment | Posted at 08:04pm via Condolence

Patty Bloomstram Clary

Sometimes we are lucky enough to have people join us on our life journey who leave a lasting imprint. Lorin was one of those special individuals. From the first year he was in our school district, he enthusiastically took a small music program to great heights. His personality, talents, intellect, and caring, permeated not only the program, but his relationships. When I close my eyes, I can still hear the pipe organ, his tenor voice, his laugh, and 'wise words of wisdom' - as we used to call them. Hoping the many memories, and prayers will bring peace to family and friends. Lorin will always be with us.
Comment | Posted at 02:16pm via Condolence

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