Robert Silsbee Hunt Sr., 87, Vero Beach

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.

A guestbook may be signed at

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