Robert Niall Hunt

06/15/1944 — 11/26/2007

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Wrexham. United Kingdom

Robert Niall Hunt

Robert Niall Mosley Hunt passed away on November 26, 2007 at his residence in Richland, Washington. Niall was born in Wrexham, Wales in 1944 and moved to the United States in 1961. He joined the US Coast Guard in 1963 and served part of his 4 years in Iwo Jima.

In 1967, Niall married Katharine Hollens of Baltimore, MD and raised 6 wonderful children. The family moved to Idaho in 1988.

Niall completed his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with honors from Stevens Institute of Technology in 1971 and received his Professional Engineer license in 1978. Niall was a member of Tau Beta Phi, ASME, ANS and published numerous papers on risk and reliability assessment in the field of nuclear engineering. He recently retired from Washington Group International as a risk and reliability engineer.

Niall moved to Richland, Washington in 1997 and later married Lichung Pong. The couple has resided in Richland for the last 10 years.

Niall’s hobbies included hiking in the outdoors, painting in watercolors, cooking, reading, gardening, and racing go-karts. He had a passion for racing cars and competed in numerous races and hill climb competitions. Niall was also involved in Boy Scouts and coached soccer with his children. He was eager to know people and to learn events surrounding him at all times. He enjoyed being around his family and friends, and was always ready to help those in need.

Niall is survived by his wife Lichung Pong of Richland, Washington and his 6 children: Christopher Hunt Katie of Townsend, MA, Jennifer Holmes Dan of Salt Lake City, UT, Diane Boice Brad of Sultan, WA, Melody Sanford John of Boise, ID, Alan Hunt of Boise, ID, and Susan Hansen Shawn of Boise ID. Niall was also very proud of his six grandchildren. Niall was preceded in death by his mother Audrey Barrett and his father Geoffrey Hunt.

Memorial Services for Niall will be held at 11am on Saturday, December 8th at Einan’s Funeral Home in Richland, Washington.

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  • We were very shocked and saddened to hear the untimely passing away of Niall. Niall was a wonderful person and we will always cherish his friendship. Lichung, please accept our heartfelt condolences and we pray to God to give you strength to bear this loss. We will always be there for you. Love and regards…Raj and Saroj.

    Raj and Saroj Rana
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • I was very shocked to hear of the untimely and sudden passing away of Niall. He had recently retired and still had many plans and much to give to this world. His gentle spirit and wisdom will long be remembered by his friends and colleagues. He loved learning and teaching. He enriched my life as my boss and later as my very dear friend. Racing his kart meant the world to him in his later life, as it reminded him so much of his early years with his dad and racing cars. He will be very much missed. My sympathies to Lichung and the entire Hunt family.

    John Atchison
    November 4, 2014
    Idaho, Falls, ID, US
  • We were very shocked and saddened to hear the untimely passing away of Niall. Niall was a wonderful person and we will always cherish his friendship. Lichung, please accept our heartfelt condolences and we pray to God to give you strength to bear this loss. We will always be there for you. Love and regards…Raj and Saroj.

    Raj and Saroj Rana
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • I was very shocked to hear of the untimely and sudden passing away of Niall. He had recently retired and still had many plans and much to give to this world. His gentle spirit and wisdom will long be remembered by his friends and colleagues. He loved learning and teaching. He enriched my life as my boss and later as my very dear friend. Racing his kart meant the world to him in his later life, as it reminded him so much of his early years with his dad and racing cars. He will be very much missed. My sympathies to Lichung and the entire Hunt family.

    John Atchison
    November 4, 2014
    Idaho, Falls, ID, US
  • Niall had been my wonderful friend for over the past 15 years. He was always my inspirtation and advisor for almost everything. My family and I will miss him deeply.

    Chi-Chin Wu
    November 4, 2014
    charlottesville, VA, US
  • I want to thank all of you for spending time and enriching the life of my father. Though he is gone, is still with us and remember all of the great memories you had of him. I loved my Dad so very much -he meant the world to me.

    Alan Hunt
    November 4, 2014
    Boise, ID, US
  • I was so shock and sad in learning the leaving of Niall. He was such an intelligent and always pleasant and kind gentleman. He definitely was one of the most knowledgeable experts in the risk and reliability field.

    My personal respect and memory for him would be with me forever.

    Lichung, I share the pain of your loss. Please take care.

    Albert Chiang
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • You are missed my friend. I appreciate your interest and support as I have and am battling cancer. My condolences to you Li Chung and Niall’s family.

    Roger Webb
    November 4, 2014
    West, Richland, WA, US
  • Sorry for you lost, our prayers are with you.

    Richard & Gillian Beck
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • My cousin Niall has always been very dear to our family.

    We enjoyed spending time down on the farm,playing in the Erbistock woods and go-carting down his drive.

    Lesley Ellis
    November 4, 2014
    welshpool, powys, wales
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