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Obituary: Mark Thomas Hunter

Mark Thomas Hunter died peacefully November 4 at his home in Chino at the age of 60.

He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Jennifer; children, Addison, Michael (Melissa) and Justin; stepson, Alex; daughter-in-law, Taylor; grandchildren, Hailey and Mila; mother, Nancy; brothers, Brian and Michael; sister-in-law, Tammy; and nephews, Scott and Ryan. 

He was preceded in death by his father, David Forest Hunter.  

Mark was born in Pomona on May 19, 1959 to Nancy and David Hunter. He attended Damien High School, from where he graduated in 1977. 

After graduation he started a career in the custom cabinet and millwork industry. He went on to form his own company, MJM Specialties, where he displayed his craftsmanship and creativity.

He then changed careers and worked for 14 years for his in-laws Tom and Terry Roberts at Terry’s Testing, as a certified backflow tester.

A private mass for immediate family will be held at noon Saturday, December 5 at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church in Claremont.

Due to the current surge of COVID-19, Mr. Hunter’s family has decided, for the safety and health of all family and friends, a celebration of life will be held on November 4, 2021, the one-year anniversary of Mr. Hunter’s passing, at Walter’s Restaurant in Claremont. 

More information will follow at a later date.  

“We have been overwhelmed with all the offers and support from family and friends,” Mr. Hunter’s family shared. “Due to some unforeseen circumstances, in lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate monetary donations to help cover some of these costs.”

Donations can be made via Venmo at @Jennifer-Hunter-102, Zelle at (909) 821-4948, or other arrangements can be made by calling Eric Roberts at (970) 593-8660.

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