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Robert Hungerford

November 7, 1921 ~ July 5, 2020 (age 98)

Obituary

Robert V. Hungerford a resident of Orient passed on July 5, 2020

Robert was born in Detroit, Michigan, November 7, 1921. 

Bob enlisted in the Navy in 1942 and after completing extensive flight training, he served as a Naval aviator fighter pilot on board the USS Franklin in the Pacific Theater during WWII.  He flew Grumman’s powerful Hellcat fighter on many missions, including the Battle of Leyte Gulf, off the deck of the Franklin as a member of the Fighting Squadron Thirteen.

With the war over, Robert became an art director at Campbell Ewald in Detroit.  Not creatively challenged, he moved to  “The Big Apple,” with a dream as many creative people who gravitated to Manhattan had, to become one of the best among the best competition. 

As one of the original “Mad Men” he proved himself well. Bob became a Vice President of the prestigious J.Walter Thompson agency receiving numerous awards and acknowlegments for his creative, successful national ad campaigns, one of which featured the not yet well known Andy Warhol. 

He later became a principal in the New York agency Bradley, Dimmock & Hungerford.

An avid sailor and racer, he served as Commodore of the Orient Yacht Club. After moving to Orient, he was co-publisher along with his wife Nancy of the monthly life style paper North Fork Country.

He is survived by his wife Nancy, daughters Kathleen and Laurie, son Jay, Step-son Scott, along with three grandsons, James, Matthew and Thomas,  and three great grandchildren, Andrew, Meghan and Connor. 

So long Ace.

Fly high.   

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Orient Fire Department or the North Fork Animal Welfare League in Bobs name.

Due to the Coronavirus  a memorial will take place at a later date. Inurnment with military honors will be held at a later date at Mountain View Cemetery New Fairfield, CT. 

 

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