Obituary of Jane Hunte
29 May 2018:
Jane E Hunte, who turned 86 on 20 May, mother of Steven, Linda, and Bob Hunte is resting in peace after passing away on 28 May 2018 after a short illness. Jane was the daughter of Francis Gerald Toye and Margret (Russell) Jones and raised with her brother and sister, Robert and June Toye, by her father Gerry Toye and Anna F. Toye, in Washington, DC, where her father was an attorney for General Electric.
After high school graduation, she followed her Aunt Georgine to Syracuse University in 1950 where she met her future husband, Kenneth Hunte, where he was a graduate student working the registration tables. After a couple of years of dating, Ken and Jane married on Long Island where Ken was phys. ed. teacher and wrestling/soccer coach at Mepham High School in Bellmore and a Jones Beach lifeguard. Jane raised their three children, Steven, Linda, and Bob in the small Cape Cod house on Grand Avenue in Bellmore. She was well known in the wrestling and lifeguard communities and her children grew up at Jones Beach and out on the boat.
Kenny Hunte passed away in 1986 and in 1987, Jane met Frank Russell who also was a teacher /lifeguard and they became inseparable. Frank provided Mom with another 20 years of love, adventure, working out at the Freeport Recreation, Frank’s loving family, travel, and happiness.
Jane moved to the Atria Senior Residence in Lynbrook, NY in 2014. She was an avid reader, great letter writer, enjoyed crafts, loved the beach, her family, children, neighbors and friends.
Jane is survived by her children: Steven, Linda, and Bob Hunte and Bob's wife Marybeth; grandchildren, Ian and Daniel Hunte; Jane’s step-children: Laura Sams, David, and Debbie Russell and her grandchildren Dylan and Hannah Sams, and Sophia Russell; her sister, June Wood, cousin Ann, nephews, Gary and Glenn Watts, Mike Toye and their families; as well as by her extended family of neighbors, friends within the lifeguard and wrestling communities that she loved so much.
So much has happened in such a short time, Steve, Linda and Bob will receive condolences and memories at Bartholomew Funeral Home on Thursday May 31st from 5-8 PM. Additionally a memorial service is planned for a later time. The family asks that you consider donating to your favorite charity in memory of Jane E Hunte.