Alan Hunt

Alan Hunt

Ex-Woolwich resident Alan Hunt remembered by community

Former Woolwich identity Robert Alan Hunt (pictured) passed away on Christmas Day, aged 98.

Known as Alan Hunt, he died at the Aurrum Aged Care Centre in Erina after a lifetime of service to Hunters Hill and Woolwich.

This included service as Works Manger of the Sydney Smelting Company’s tin smelter in Woolwich before he moved to Associated Tin Smelters in Alexandria.

When the Smelting Works closed he returned to live in Hunters Hill in 1988.

Alan continued to live there until he retired to live in Erina.

His friends and family said he enjoyed sailing and was a member of the Greenwich 12 ft Flying Squadron where he sailed on 12 ft Skiffs ‘Eva’ and ‘Valhalla’.

He then moved down river and sailed his 16 ft Skiff ‘Invader’ at Drummoyne Sailing Club.

Alan also served as President of the Greenwich Club.

At age 70 he headed overseas to travel Europe and on his return he enjoyed a number of camping tours through outback Australia to Uluru and Kakadu.

Alan is survived by his three sons Crawfurd, Malcolm and Warwick and his step daughter Lisa as well as his thirteen grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.