Hunt, Jeremiah 'Jerry'

Tappan, NY - Tappan Location

Jeremiah (Jerry, Butch) Hunt, a prince among men, 50 of Tappan, NY passed away after a brave and prolonged battle with cancer on Wednesday, August 7, 2019. Jerry died at his home in the loving and comforting embrace of his family. Jerry was born on January 19, 1969 in New York, NY to Jeremiah and Monica (Cannon) Hunt. He was raised and educated in the Bronx, at St. Philip Neri and Cardinal Spellman High School. Jerry also met the love of his life, Sarah Ernau in the Bronx in 1986 and they would later marry in 1994. Jerry and Sarah were fortunate to have recently renewed their wedding vows and celebrate their 25th Anniversary surrounded by family and loved ones. After high school, Jerry worked in construction, often working alongside his father. In 1994 Jerry joined the NYPD Transit Division and was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2001. Jerry retired from the job he loved in 2011. Jerry later was employed as a Special Inspector for the MTA on the Select Service bus line, where he remained until his illness prevented him from continuing in 2018.

Jerry is predeceased by his beloved mother, Monica and is survived by his devoted father, Jeremiah, his loving wife, Sarah, his cherished children, daughters Miah and Julia and sons Liam and Ronan, his devoted siblings, Ann and Vinny Polimeni, Brendan and Juliet Hunt, Larry and Jennifer Hunt and Christine Arellano, as well as his dedicated in-laws, Jessica Ernau, Katey and Jim Fleig, Robby and Carolyn Ernau, Matthew Ernau and adoring mother-in-law Kathleen Carroll. Jerry was also very proud of all 18 of his wonderful nieces and nephews. Jerry will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by countless family, friends, colleagues and neighbors, who are heart stricken by the enormity of their great loss.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church on Monday, August 12, 2019 at 10am followed by burial at Tappan Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Moritz Funeral Home in Tappan on Saturday, August 10, 2-5 and 7-9pm and Sunday, August 11, 2-4 and 7-9pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center for cancer research (