In loving memory of Daniel Hunt

July 7, 1961 – March 12, 2021

Born July 7, 1961, Daniel (“Dan”) Brian Hunt in Ferndale, Michigan, Dan suddenly passed away Friday, March 12, 2021 from cardiac arrest.

Dan graduated Boston University with a bachelor’s in computer science major. He used his training to launch a small personal computer distribution company. Soon after, he learned he was meant to leave the business aspects to others and work solely with computers and their users. Dan spent the remainder of his career at various technology firms. He began at Electronic Data Systems and, most recently at DXC Technology. All the while, he honored his love of animals through his work with African Safari Wildlife Park and International Animal Exchange with his beloved wife, Shwu-Ying, from transporting, caring for the animals, to providing technology solutions to promoting the park at zoo conferences nationwide.

Dan grew up exploring the backyards of Michigan and an Irish village in Canada, preparing him for a summer with cheetahs and rhinos in Kenya at age 14. He embraced adventures to Japan, Germany, Mexico, Netherlands, France, Cuba, and Taiwan, escorting animals to Dubai, skiing on slopes of Telluride , diving into the deep blue sea surrounding the Keys, running the Boston Marathon, riding vintage cars in Miami, always discovering hidden treasures in new destinations. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing with league buddies.

His constant friendship, clever wit, generous nature and unfailing openness will be deeply missed, especially by his beloved wife Shwu-Ying(Chen) Hunt, stepson Lian Reaser, parents Jean and Brian, sisters Holly, Julie and Heather, nieces Elizabeth, Stephanie and Anna, brother-in-law Steve, and many, many dear cousins, aunts, uncles, friends and colleagues.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 11:30 AM at Heritage, Weddington Chapel at 3700 Forest Lawn Drive, Matthews, North Carolina. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 10:30-11:30 AM.

A celebration of life will follow this summer in Michigan.

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