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Stewart Guy Hunt

November 24, 1985 ~ June 15, 2023 (age 37) 37 Years Old
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Stewart Guy Hunt, 37 of Ancram passed away unexpectedly on June 15, 2023 after responding to an emergency call for Ancram Fire Department. Despite the valiant efforts of first responders, he could not be revived and passed away at Columbia Memorial Hospital. He was born in Hudson on November 24, 1985 to William and Kathleen (Boothby) Hunt. Stewart graduated from Taconic Hills Central School in 2004 and began taking classes at Columbia Greene Community College. He went to work for the Town of Hillsdale highway department and then became a motor equipment operator for Columbia County Highway where he currently worked. An avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and being in the woods. He also was a frequent golfer, who would try to swing the club at least twice a week. 

Stewart was no stranger to fire service and service to his community. He followed in the footsteps of his father. In 2002, he began with Ancram Fire Department and served until 2008. In November of 2011 he joined Greenport Fire Department, with Becraft Pumper Company #2. Where he made the rank of Lieutenant until 2015. From July of 2016 until December of 2021 he was a member of Taghkanic Fire Company. In September of 2022, he rejoined Ancram Fire to continue serving his friends and neighbors. Also, he was a former EMT and driver for Community Rescue Squad. 

He is survived by his wife Stephanie Shumsky-Hunt and their son, Zachary G. Hunt. His parents, William and Kathleen Hunt and brother William C. “Topher”  and his wife, Jamie Hunt. Uncles, David & Daniel Hunt, and George (Amy) Boothby. Nieces & Nephews,  Emily & Joshua Hunt, Emily & Owen Shumsky. His mother-in-law, Janet Shumsky and brother-in-law; Jeffrey (Shannon) Shumsky. In addition to his cousins, Hillary Kelley, Abby Holmes, David and Brian Hunt. His godfather, Jim Campion also survives. 

Stewart was predeceased by his grandmother Marjorie Boothby, grandparents William (Harriet) Hunt, cousin Stephen Hunt and father-in-law, Thomas Shumsky. 

Visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday, June 23, 2023 from 3:00 to 8:00PM at Peck & Peck Funeral Homes, 8063 Route 22, Copake, NY. A fireman’s prayer service will be held at 6:00PM, with Rev. Mr. Richard Washburn officiating. Fire Department personnel who wish to pay their respects are encouraged to attend beginning at 6:00PM.  A full firematic funeral will be held on Saturday at 11:00AM from Our Lady of Hope Parish, 8074 Route 22, Copake Falls, NY. Interment will follow at Ancram Union Cemetery. 

Donations in Stewarts Memory are being requested to the Ancram Fire Department, and will be used to establish a college fund for his son Zachary. Please put Zachary's College fund in the memo line.

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Calling Hours
June 23, 2023

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Peck and Peck Funeral Homes
8063 Route 22, P.O. Box 852
Copake, NY 12516

Funeral Service
June 24, 2023

11:00 AM
Our Lady of Hope
8074 Rt 22
COPAKE, NY 12516

Please note
Funeral Services for Stewart Hunt will be live streamed on Zoom. Link and logon information can be found below. Meeting ID: 850 334 8159 Passcode: olhmg

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