Louis E. “Lou” Hunsinger Sr., 86, of Williamsport, died at residence on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, surrounded by his loving household and mates after an prolonged sickness. He was born June 23, 1934 in Williamsport, a son of the late Bruce H. and Helen (Hawk) Hunsinger. On Might 26, 1956, he married Doris Nance, who survives.
Lou graduated from Williamsport Excessive College, Class of 1952 and from the Williamsport Technical Institute in 1959 with a level in enterprise administration. He was honored by Williamsport Space Neighborhood School as “Alumnus of the Yr” in 1977.
He served his nation honorably within the U.S. Air Drive from 1953 to 57 and the Civil Air Patrol from 1949 to 1980. He served as squadron commander of CAP Squadron 401 from 1966 to 1970, earlier than being promoted to Group 40 Employees, and later as a member of the Pennsylvania Wing Employees. He retired with the rank of main. He was honored with Civil Air Patrol’s Meritorious Service Award in 1973 for his work through the Hurricane Agnes Flood of 1972. He gave a report on the Pentagon to Protection Division officers on the native CAP squadron’s efforts through the 1972 flood and confirmed a slide presentation detailing that work. He was the primary CAP official ever to present a report on the Pentagon.
He bought life insurance coverage for 30 years with the Baltimore Life (Lifetime of Maryland) Firm.
He served as emergency administration director for the Metropolis of Williamsport from 1976 to 1996 and once more from 2002 via 2004, below mayors Kirby, Lucasi, Bloom, Prezsiosi, Rafferty and Wolf. In reference to that, he served for a few years as a member of the Lycoming County Emergency Preparedness Committee.
He served on many public spirited committees, the latest being the organizing committee of the annual Grand Slam Parade and the Lycoming Brotherhood Alliance.
He was honored by the Williamsport-Lycoming Basis as one in all its “Males of the Yr” in 1996. The subsequent 12 months, in 1997, he was honored by the native chapter of the Nationwide Convention of Christians and Jews as one in all its “Residents of the Yr.”
Lou was a 73-year member of St. John’s-Newberry United Methodist Church, the place he helped his brother, Skip when he began the Senior Residents Lunch. He served on the Neighborhood Arts Heart as a greeter, beginning in 1995, the place he was very energetic with the “Skip Hunsinger Kids’s Christmas Spectacular.”
Lou was a life member of Previous Lycoming Hearth Volunteer Hearth Co., the place he served as a trustee for a number of years, and as a fireplace policeman. Within the aftermath of the disastrous January 1996 flood, he helped coordinate flood clean-up efforts in Previous Lycoming Township. He was additionally employed by Lycoming County to oversee public service employees through the clean-up. He obtained Hearth Police of the Yr in 2007 and the President’s Award in 2015.
He was a member of the Korean Conflict Veterans of Lycoming County, Lodge 755, F&AM and a former member of the Zafar Grotto.
Lou believed strongly within the idea of service to others in addition to group service, an idea he handed on to his youngsters and mates and served for example to all who knew him.
Along with his spouse of 64 years, Lou is survived by his three youngsters, Lou Jr., Montoursville, Kathleen (Terry) Keagle, Linden, and Karen (Curt) Ertel, Harrisburg; three grandchildren, TerriLynn Keagle, Matthew (Erica) Ertel, and Kenneth (Chuck) Ertel-Hoy; and three great-grandsons, Logan, Avery and Grayson; and brother, John Hunsinger, Montoursville.
Lou was preceded in dying by his brother Harold L. “Skip” Hunsinger, sister Emily Sullivan and a daughter-in-law, Mary.
Providers will probably be held privately with burial in Wildwood Cemetery as a result of present well being restrictions. A recording of the service will probably be out there later this week below Lou’s memorial web page the place condolences can also be made at www.SandersMortuary.com.
Memorial contributions will be made to St. John’s-Newberry United Methodist Church, 2101 Newberry St., Williamsport, PA 17701
Funeral preparations have been entrusted to Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport.