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Tom A Hunger

September 29, 1941 — April 9, 2022

Tom A Hunger

Tom Alan Hunger, 80, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida departed his human journey on April 9, 2022. Tom was born in Lorain, Ohio, September 29, 1941, the son of 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 University of Southern Mississippi in 1965 with a BS degree in Business concentrating on marketing.

After graduation, his love for ships led him to his first job as a cargo salesman for ocean shipping companies. After a few years he expanded to the air, where he arranged for cargo to be shipped on aircraft. His career began at a small company then moving to Japan Airlines (JAL), where he worked for 10 years.

The next career move Tom made required courage. He moved from JAL to a start-up Chinese airfreight company out of Hong Kong. The little company did not even have an American English name. Tom selected the name U-Freight for the company, where he spent his career.

In his late 40's Tom met the love of his life Carol Mcollough Lee in San Francisco, CA. They were married in 1990, living in Palo Alto, CA. Together, they celebrated over 31 years of marriage; eventually residing in Fort Lauderdale. They both enjoyed dogs and remained dog-lovers throughout their life together.

Tom's personal interest were in gadgets, computers, latest technologies, growing things and family. He loved watching TESLA and tech stocks grow. He was always interested in history and especially family history

Tom loved his family and was actively involved in family reunions and significant events with his brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews. He maintained close ties with his high school friends always attending H.S. reunions and recruiting classmates to attend!

Tom will be deeply missed and live on in the hearts of his family and friends. In his memory donations are suggested to the Salvation Army.

Visitation will be Monday 5:00-7:00PM at the T.M. Ralph Plantation Funeral Home 7001 NW 4 Street Plantation, Florida 33317 . A Celebration of Life will be Tuesday at Coral Ridge Yacht Club in Fort Lauderdale, FL from 4:00-6:00PM. A graveside service will take place at Elmwood Park Cemetery 640 N. Ridge Rd., Lorain, OH 44053 on Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 3:00pm under the direction of Busch Funeral Homes.

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