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Robert Daniel Hunter, Sr., 75, of Carlisle, passed away on Monday, January 9, 2012, in Chapel Pointe Health Center, Carlisle. He was born on Tuesday, August 25, 1936, in Carlisle, a son of the late John R. and Irene (Lane) Hunter.

Dan was a 1954 graduate of Carlisle High School and also graduated from Cal-Mir Barber School in Philadelphia. He owned and operated Dan’s Barber Shop in Carlisle for over 50 years and had also worked for Appleton Papers in Camp Hill and P.P.G. Industries, Carlisle for ten years each. He was a dedicated member of Bethel A.M.E. Church, Carlisle, where he was the former Vice-Chairman of the Trustee Board and a member of the Mens Chorus and Senior Choir. He was a former Board member of Carlisle Opportunity Homes and former member of the Carlisle Kiwanis Club. Dan loved and took great pride in his family. He was an avid fisherman and Washington Redskins fan.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of more than 51 years, Wanda K. (Jordan) Hunter, two sons; Robert D., Jr. (and his wife, Beverly) Hunter of Manassas, VA and Keith A., Sr. (and his wife, Donna) Hunter of Carlisle, one daughter, TaWanda H. (and her husband, Brett) Greeger of Carlisle, one brother, Israel C. Hunter, Sr. of Hopewell, VA, seven grandchildren; Drew, Jessica, Robert, III and Alexandria Hunter and Garrett, Bailey and Evan Greeger, one sister-in-law, Mary Hunter of Carlisle. Dan was preceded in death by three brothers; John, James and George Hunter and three sisters; Margaret Hunter, Hazel Carter and Catherine Elliott.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 12, 2012, in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with Rev. Bruce D. Points, Sr. officiating. Burial will be in Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, Carlisle. Viewing will be held on Wednesday from 6 - 8:00 p.m at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel A.M.E. Church, 131 E. Pomfret St., Carlisle, PA 17013.

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 Dear Mrs. Hunter and family,
On behalf of my husband, Steve and myself, please accept our deepest sympathy. We know how difficult this time is for you and we only wish you the best in the days to come. Your memories can only make you smile as you remember all of the wonderful times that you have shared together and will continue in the future. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Michelle Hornick Crowley


 Wanda, TaWanda and family,
 The Philadelphia Conference Lay Organization sends its deepest condolences on the passing of your husband and father. Please know that your loved one is resting comfortably in the arms of God and earth has no sorrow that Heaven can not not heal. We can not be with your but our prayers and our best wishes are with you. God bless you now and always.

Cheryl Hammond Hopewell,
 President of the Philadelphia Conference Lay Organization

 Dan, Bev, and Family,
Our sincere condolences and deep prayers for your strength, healing, and comfort. May God richly bless you with the warm memories of your Father and give you peace. In this difficult time, may you find the kindness of friends and family to comfort you, compassion to warm and sustain you, and the unfailing joy and love of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

Joe and Jackie Boutte

To the Wife and Family of the late Bro. Daniel Hunter.
 We do send our Heatfelt Sympahty and Prayers to his Family. And to let all of you know that God will and shall see you through. His arms of Comfort and Peace will substain all of you in the days to come. We will and shall keep all of you in constant PRAYER.

In His Service, The Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church of Carlisle, Music Ministry,
Sis. Mary Lee Scott President.

Keith & Donna,
I was so saddened to hear of Dan's passing. He will most certainly be missed by so many people in Carlisle. My prayers are with you.

Larry Foote

To Wanda Hunter and Family -
Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Dan. He was my Barber for 12 years, a fellow Kiwanis member and a colleague on a board of directors. I thought the world of him.
With our love and prayers - Walter and Lois Winger

 To Wanda and Family,
I send my deepest condolences to you. Dan was a wonderful person, and I was blessed to have known his kindred spirit that he shared with others. I will always remember his infectious laugh. I will pray that God will comfort you with His words John 11:25

Love In Jesus Name,
Evelyn Washington Hobbs

My sincere sympathy to your entire family. I got to meet Mr. Hunter when he came to Chapel Pointe and immediately knew he had a good soul. I enjoyed the few conversations I had with him and was always cheered by his smile. I know he will be greatly missed so I pray for all of you that you will know God's "peace that passes all understanding".

Joby Ruth

Dan, Bev, and Family,
Your First Mount Zion family is praying with you. We wish you comfort and strength. Blessed be those who mourn for they will be comforted.

Zone Leaders, Zone M2, and Small Group


 I will always remember that he showed and spoke of his faith.
He said we could all have it, if we just asked.
He loved God, his family and his church more in life than anyone I knew.
I will always remember on New Year's Eve 2009,
his speaking to us all in a circle, we were lucky to have that time &
I will always treasure it. He will be missed greatly.

Colleen Christopher


The family of Harry Fair are sending our deepest sympathy to your family in the loss of Dan. He was a wonderful roommate for Harry at Chapel Pointe for over a year.

Dolly Fair

Wanda, TaWanda & family ~
Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of Dan. You have been wonderful neighbors for 20 years and Dan will be missed. He is in a better place now ... with God.

Ed Ball and family

 Dear Wanda and Family,
 I was saddened to learn of Dan's death. Please accept my Love, prayers and Blessings and know that God's comfort will carry you through in the days, weeks and months to come. I will miss Dan. Condolences!

The Reverend Dr Edith L. Werdebach and Family


 Dear Wanda and family,
Thinking of you all during this time of sorrow. We always enjoyed talking with Dan. He played such an important role in our neighborhood. May your faith provide strength and peace. Know that his memory will live on.

Lissy and Doug Weirich

 Dear Wanda,
I'm so sorry to hear of your husband's passing. I know how devastating it is to lose the person you have spent so many years with. I did not know him, but I'm sure he was a wonderful person.

God Bless You
Joy Ott

 My heart and prayers go out to you the living in memory of your husband, father, and grand father. I spent many a day in the presence of my friend at the barber shop on the corner of North and West Streets. Dan will live on in my memory and I look forward to seeing him again when I cross. Yours in Christ,

Bob Lewis

 I just learned of your passing. I guess you now know this.. the kid that lived at 157 N. West Street has done good. I grew up to be a man that lives as you would have it. Because of your kindness and stepping in when no else would, I am able to pay it forwrd. Your actions kept me out of harm's way. I stopped by and met your son standing in your place at the shop a couple months ago. I am sure he will do as you have done - look after the kids in the neighborhood. Your made this planet a better place and Your Legacy will continue... in every place I travel. Thank You.

Dean Smith, San Diego CA

Just found out about Dan today. Both Patra and I were sad to hear about his passing. He was a friend and a classmate who will be remembered.Our condolences to the family

Bard and Patra Rupp

 To the family:
 I knew Mr Hunter for a short while but never forgot him and his family.
 He was truly a great man.

Cynthia Parrish
Suffolk Virginia


Hi Dan,
So sorry in the passing of your father. Been wondering about you for a while. Take Care.
Melissa Wilson

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