SCARBOROUGH — John Frederick Lunt Sr., 78, of Yarmouth, passed away peacefully on May 18, under the loving care of Gosnell Memorial Hospice, with his family at his side.
He was born March 6, 1933, in Weymouth Mass., to Frederick E. and Isabella J. Lunt and was the beloved stepson of Evelyn Russell Lunt. John grew up in Danville and is a graduate of Edward Little High School and University of New Hampshire.
As an entrepreneur, he was involved over his life time in several different business areas. He began his professional career with IBM as an account manager. In 1963, he founded Intervale Industries/Carroll Industries Inc., a kitchen cabinet and formica business.
He sold that business in 1976, and subsequently became the executive director and administrator of the Volvo International Tennis Tournament as well as executive director of the Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce in North Conway, N.H.
From 1980 to 1982, he was an investment broker and tax shelter co-coordinator for Mosley, Hallagarten Estabrook and Weeden in Barre, Vt. In 1982, Mr. Lunt, along with his partner, John Orestis, founded North Country Associates and served as chief financial officer and managing general partner, until his retirement. North Country is recognized as a quality provider of health care services in the Northeast owning and/or managing 30 facilities in New England.
John, loved being a part of his children’s lives and became heavily involved with volunteering or helping facilitate their skiing activities. His home was always open to young people who needed a father figure or just closer family ties.
He loved the water and his Whaler, sailboat and wooden mahogany boat became vehicles for close family times and bringing friends together. John loved people and facilitating togetherness often hosting gatherings either at his home or on his toys.
He designed and built beautiful furniture and loved restoring antique cars.
John is survived by his wife of 10 years, “Jeanne;” son, Brian of Pittsburgh, Pa.; son, Rick and his wife, Darci, of Charlotte, Vt.; daughter, Martha McCarthy and husband, Dan, of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; and daughter, Julie Ann Connary and her husband, Col. Shane Connary, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; he also leaves behind his grandchildren, Austen and Spencer Lunt, Megan, Tricia and Jessica McCarthy and Allison Connary; as well as many stepchildren and grand stepchildren.
“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the House of the Lord forever.” KJV