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Obituary of Tom Hunger – Plantation, FL (1941-2022)

Tom Alan Hunger, 80, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, set out on his human journey on April 9, 2022. Tom was born in Lorain, Ohio, on September 29, 1941, to Frederick and Florence Hunger. They had six children and Tom was the youngest. He had three brothers and two sisters: Fred, Ann, Chuck, Marilyn and Jack. He graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1965 with a BS degree in Business, concentrating in marketing. After graduating, his love for ships led him to his first job as a freight salesman for shipping companies. After a few years, he expanded into the air, where he arranged for cargo to be shipped by plane. His career started at a small company and then moved to Japan Airlines (JAL), where he worked for ten years. Tom’s next career move required courage. He switched from JAL to a start-up Chinese air freight company based in Hong Kong. The small company didn’t even have an American English name. Tom chose the name U-Freight for the company, where he spent his career. In his late forties, Tom met the love of his life Carol Mcollough Lee in San Francisco, CA. They married in 1990 and lived in Palo Alto, CA. Together they celebrated more than 31 years of marriage; ultimately living in Fort Lauderdale. They both loved dogs and remained dog lovers throughout their lives together. Tom’s personal interest was in gadgets, computers, the latest technologies, growing things and family. He loved watching TESLA and technology stocks grow. He was always interested in history and especially in family history. Tom loved his family and was actively involved in family reunions and important events with his siblings, nieces and nephews. He maintained close ties with his high school friends, always attending HS reunions and recruiting classmates to attend! Tom will be greatly missed and will live on in the hearts of his family and friends. Donations to the Salvation Army are suggested in his memory. Visitation will be held Monday from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the TM Ralph Plantation Funeral Home 7001 NW 4 Street Plantation, Florida 33317. A celebration of life will be held Tuesday at the Coral Ridge Yacht Club in Fort Lauderdale, FL from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM . :00 hours. A graveside service will be held at Elmwood Park Cemetery 640 N. Ridge Rd., Lorain, OH 44053 on Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 3:00 PM under the direction of Busch Funeral Homes. www.buschcares.com

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