In Memoriam ~ Thomas E. Hunt, Jr., M.D.
December 31, 2017
On December 24, 2017, Baltimore City Medical Society and MedChi, The Maryland Medical Society, bid farewell to Thomas Edward Hunt, Jr., M.D., the consummate physician, citizen and friend.
He was a retired private practice orthopedist, having graduated from the University of Maryland Medical School, and completing his residency at Johns Hopkins. He was a past president of BCMS, the Maryland Orthopedic Association and the Medical Alumni Association of the University of Maryland . He was considered our unofficial historian of Maryland Medicine, and, in 2008, his friends created the Thomas Hunt Lecture, to honor him, and to help fund presentations on contributions to medicine in Maryland.
He was humbled by this recognition, one of many bestowed upon him. He received the University of Maryland Alumni Distinguished Service Award , and the Community Service Award of the Baltimore City Medical Society Foundation. He was a recipient of the Christopher Spirit Award for Community Service. His over 40 years of service to the Allegany County League for Crippled Children was duly recognized as a Health Care Hero by the Daily Record.
To many others, Tom was a role model. He was described as a “quiet, wise, and unprepossessing man, who was also devoutly religious.” He was devoted to his family; deceased wives, Mary Genevieve Maley Hunt, Amy Glenn Angell, and later companion Mary Catherine Cole. He was proud of his children, Mary Anne Kowzan, Angela Hunt, Kathleen Plandolph, Thomas Joseph Hunt and James Hunt; step children, Elizabeth Angell League, and Robert Angell. He was grandfather of nine and great-grandfather of five. He relished time spent with his extended family and friends.