Thursday, May. 23, 2024

LESTER T. HUNDT, JR.

Lester T. “Rad” Hundt Jr., a lifelong horseman, died of cardiac failure on May 27. He was 79.

Born in Newport, R.I., Mr. Hundt began his equestrian career at a young age when he won the leadline class at the 1933 Devon Horse Show (Pa.). He later became an avid follower of the Radnor Hunt (Pa.), from which he earned his nickname.

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Lester T. “Rad” Hundt Jr., a lifelong horseman, died of cardiac failure on May 27. He was 79.

Born in Newport, R.I., Mr. Hundt began his equestrian career at a young age when he won the leadline class at the 1933 Devon Horse Show (Pa.). He later became an avid follower of the Radnor Hunt (Pa.), from which he earned his nickname.

Mr. Hundt, Newtown Square, Pa., was the hunt secretary for more than 40 years, where he mentored many Radnor Hunt Pony Clubbers in the hunt field. In addition, he whipped in to the Treweryn and Ardrossan Beagles and served on the board of the Bryn Mawr Hound Show.

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Mr. Hundt had a lifelong interest in military matters. He served in the First City Troop of Philadelphia and was a member of numerous historical societies. Professionally, Mr. Hundt spent most of his career in the trust department of the University of Pennsylvania, of which he was a graduate.

Mr. Hundt is survived by his wife, Frances, and brother, George Hundt, Sr.

Memorial donations may be made to the Radnor Hunt Kennel Fund, 826 Providence Rd., Malvern. PA 19355.  

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