Hunter, William John, - 92, of Cape May Court House, NJ, passed away December 31, 2017. Son of William John Hunter Fourth and Myrtle Elizabeth Kloo both of whom were from Wildwood, NJ. Bill attended schools in Wildwood and Hammonton. Served US Navy during WWII as Quartermaster Second Class in Pacific Theatre. Participated in the battles of Iwo Jima, Okinawa and the early occupation of Japan by landing the troops ashore. Served aboard; LST 826 , USS Marathon and APA 200. Received Navy Commendation Medal, he was commended for his skills in Navigation. After the war Bill Hunter attended Drexel and Spartan Colleges where he studied economics and weather forecasting. He also attended New York University Flight Dispatch School. NJ State Police Badge 1403 Detective Sergeant. Served May 01 - 1955 to March 01 -1977. Stationed in Mays Landing, Port Norris , Absecon, CMCH, Avalon. Sworn in CMC Sheriff Department as Under Sheriff and served from March - 1977 to January 1985 then transferred to CMC Social services as Deputy Chief of Investigations and served until May 05 - 2006. In all he had worked in 50 years of Law Enforcement/Investigations. Hunter traced his genealogy back to 1693 in America. He belonged to NSSAR (Sons of American Revolution) and the Military Order of the Loyal Legion based on Ancestry of Captain John Alexander Devers (member 21538) his fathers paternal Great Grandfather. His ancestry includes a father and son who both served Soldiers from Both Carolina and Pennsylvania in the American Revolution. Bill spent decades documenting his family genealogy. He was also a member of the association of former State Troopers on NJ. Bill Hunters passion was his family who he loved dearly. He is survived by his Daughter, Dr Victoria Hunter, Daughter Adele Francis O'Kane, Son Gilbert Paul Hunter Navigator in the United States Merchant Marines. Three Grandsons; Michael Paul O'Kane, Nicholas Hunter O'Kane and Hobie William Hunter. To all the Veterans, police, caregivers and firefighters, today we know them as heroes for their efforts. They rush in to help people where others dare not travel to assist individuals and nations. In addition to his Naval Service during WWII as Quartermaster 2nd Class , Bill Hunter Hunter did 50 years in Law Enforcement which makes him a great hero. He was Bigger than life in his uniform. God Bless his Family, America and God Bless our Dad.Special Thank you to Lucille Creese whom Bill had a long enduring engagement. RIP William John Hunter you will not be forgotten. Funeral Mass will be Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Our Lady of The Angels Church, 35 East Mechanic Street, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210. Viewing will be from 9 to 10 a.m. and Mass will follow at 10 a.m. Interment will be at The Baptist Cemetery in Cape May Court House, NJ. Condolences at www.radzieta.com

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LaFaye Grosse

I was so sorry to read of Bill's passing. I worked with him @ Social Services & thought of him as a friend. He was an honest, hard-working man who was able to complete every job he started. He was friends with my family for many years; he was respected in his endeavors and always tried to help people. He will be sorely missed by the masses.

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