Seymour Hundley Sr. Was Decorated Army Veteran
Seymour Hundley Sr., 84, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, in Trenton, N.J. Mr. Hundley was a resident of Ewing Township, N.J., and had been a frequent visitor and summer resident of the Vineyard since 1964.
Born in King and Queen County, Va., Mr. Hundley was the son of the late Eudora Catherine Hundley and George Wilbur Hundley. He received his early education in the Abington, Pa., public school system and later moved to East Orange, N.J., and was graduated from East Orange High School in 1939. He continued his education at Howard University in Washington, D.C., where he served with the Army ROTC and received his bachelor of science degree in biology in 1943. After graduation he joined the U.S. Army where he had a decorated military career, serving in World War II and Korea before retiring as a captain in 1963. After retiring he continued his education at Trenton State College where he received a master's degree in special education. He was employed as a teacher by the Ewing Township (New Jersey) public schools until his retirement in 1981. He was the owner and operator of S. Hundley Real Estate Company in Trenton. He was an active member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. for more than 60 years. He was a member of the fraternity's Delta Upsilon Chapter (Trenton, N.J.) for more than 50 years. He was a member of the Mt. Zion AME Church in Trenton for more than 40 years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, American Legion and U.S. Retired Officer's Association. He founded the Concerned Citizens of Ewing and was the organization's president for many years. He was also a member of the NAACP, serving on the board of directors, and was a member of the Ewing Township Democratic Committee.
Mr. Hundley was a avid fisherman and golfer. He owned a home in Oak Bluffs and was a Vineyard boat owner.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Virginia Hundley; three sons and two daughters in law, Seymour Hundley Jr., Esq., and Carol A. Hundley of Troy, Mich., Herbert A. Hundley of Washington, D.C., and Frank B. Hundley and Cynthia D. Jones-Hundley of Bridgewater, N.J.; two daughters and one son in law, Jean C. Hundley, M.D., of Annapolis, Md., Joan C. Jackson and John M. Jackson Jr. of Knoxville, Tenn.; a sister in law and brother in law, Opal M. Hyde and William R. Hyde, M.D., of Silver Spring, Md.; 14 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, six nephews, 13 nieces and a host of other relatives and countless friends.
Civilian funeral services were held Jan. 4 at Mt. Zion AME Church in Trenton. A military funeral with full honors and burial will be held at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia at 9 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 24, with the Rev. J. Stanley Justice, Pastor, Mt. Zion AME Church, the officiant.
Arrangements are by the Campbell Funeral Chapel in Trenton, N.J.