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James "Maxx" D. Hunter

June 29, 1941 ~ April 26, 2019 (age 77)
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       James "Maxx" Hunter, 77,  of Marienville, died Friday, April 26, 2019 at the Clarion Hospital.

       Born June 29, 1941 in Rock Hill, SC, he was the son of the late James C. and Irma M. (Vick) Hunter.

       Mr. Hunter attended Locksmith Training School through Associated Locksmiths of America.  He worked as a locksmith for over 60 years and was well known in the area.  He and his wife owned and operated Hunter Safe and Lock.  He was the original founder and co-owner of the Ace Lock and Key in Pittsburgh, which is the largest locksmith company serving the tri-state area.  There have been three generations of locksmiths in his family. 

       On August 2, 1992, he married the former Candice K. Reinard at the United Methodist Church in Marienville; she survives. 

       He was a member of the First Church of God in Brookville.  He was also a member of the Associated Locksmiths of America and the Safe and Vault Technicians Association and he was former president of the WPLA (Western PA Locksmith Association).  His hobbies included hunting, fishing, and gun collecting.  He enjoyed deep sea fishing and spending time in Florida. 

       Surviving in addition to his wife, is a daughter, Janice Carlotta Hunter of Monroe, NC and three grandchildren, Charles, Ryan, and Jacob. 

       Friends will be received on Sunday, April 28, 2019  from 2:30 - 5:00 PM at the Brookville Church of God, 201 Freedom Lane, Brookville, PA.

       A funeral service will immediately follow visitation at 5:00 PM with the Pastor Henry Scoff officiating. Interment will follow at the Mt. Tabor Cemetery, Eldred Twp., Jefferson County.

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