Ellis (Al) Roy Hunterson

April 14, 1939 ‒ July 10, 2017

Delaware, Ohio

Ellis (Al) Roy Hunterson, 77, of Delaware, passed away suddenly on July 10, 2017 at the Sarah Moore Home where he was having a bible study with friends.

Al was born on April 14, 1939 in Newcomerstown, Ohio, Tuscarawas County, son of the late Harold Hunterson and Bessie Mae Foster, and was the youngest of three half-sisters who are deceased.  He lived in Newcomerstown with his parents, and then in 1956, they moved to Columbus.  He graduated from high school in 1957. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on August 12, 1958 and served for three years as a field radio repairman and was honorably discharged.  Al then worked for Western Union as a microwave radio repairman and took early retirement.  He and a buddy bought a farm in Missouri and worked there for fifteen years.  He moved back to Ohio and started volunteering at Grady Memorial Hospital in 2003.  He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and golf in his younger years and ham radio from his teenage years til his death.  His call letters were “W8GEJ”.

A memorial service celebrating  his life will be held on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 7:00 p.m., at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 104 North Sandusky Street, Delaware.

Burial will be held in the Dayton National  Veteran’s Cemetery at a later date.

The Snyder Rodman Funeral Center, Delaware is honored to be serving this proud veteran.

Contributions if desired may be given to the American Heart Association.

To share a memory or to leave a condolence, please visit: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • Al was a very dear man with a special zest for life. He always had a smile on his face and a good story to share. Most of all Al loved Jesus and was always excited to share the good news of God’s plan for salvation with everyone he spoke with. I think it is so fitting that Al’s transition from earth to Heaven happened on a Monday evening preparing to study his favorite book surrounded by his brothers in Christ. Al I know you are resting peacefully with your “Uppertaker”. We will miss you brother!!

  • You know I really loved Al, who didn’t? He was the kindness Gentleman anyone would want to know….He loved People and He made them feel loved and cared for.
    He was the type that would never ever say NO!!!! When he entered a room, it just lit up with his smile and jokes that he would tell over and over again…..Al, we will all miss you forever……….Your in Gods Hands now and He will shower you with his kindness and love just like you did here on earth with all the many People you touched with your kindness and love and understanding. There will never be another like you Al, Rest In Peace……………………Your Friend, Dottie Amato

  • The first time I met Al, I immediately knew I had a friend! He was what I continue to strive to be as a man. Al never met a stranger, he was always so kind and caring. I loved to listen to his stories from his past, even the ones he made up! Sometimes you had to think about it for awhile to see if he was actually pulling your leg or not. A quick glance at him and you found your answer. I will miss sharing a cup of coffee with him and his fellowship here on earth, but look forward to going on a great hunting trip with Al in heaven. I wish I could have grew up with Al, but I do call him a dear friend. Thanks for all the memories Al! You are my brother!!