Robert Silsbee Hunt Sr., 87, died March 8, 2011, at Indian River Medical Center in Vero Beach.
He was born in Boston and lived in Vero Beach for a year, coming from Hilton Head, S.C.
He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II.
Before retirement, he worked on the Thresher-class submarines at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for 25 years, where he became chief inspector.
Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Patricia N. Hunt; son, Robert S. Hunt Jr., of Charlotte, N.C.; daughter, Susan H. Lynch, of Hollywood; and two grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.
A private memorial service will be conducted at a later date.
Arrangements are by Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home and Crematory in Vero Beach.