Amy Angell Hunt

[ Age 79 ] She was an award-winning radio talk-show host in Roanoke, Va.

May 07, 2007|By Gina Davis | Gina Davis,sun reporter

Amy Angell Hunt, a former radio talk-show host and longtime volunteer, died April 30 of complications associated with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The longtime Severna Park resident was 79.

Born and raised in Roanoke, Va., Amy Glenn earned a bachelor's degree in English from Roanoke College in 1949. She attended the college with her twin sister, Bettye Glenn, who died in 1996.

Mrs. Hunt was one of the first female talk-show hosts at radio station WSLS in Roanoke when she was hired in 1950. She eventually earned an Award of Excellence from the Virginia Associated Press, according to her family.

In Roanoke, she also participated for many years in amateur theater productions.

In 1955, she married Dr. Franklyn L. Angell, a pediatrician. They moved to Baltimore in 1970 when Dr. Angell became chairman of the radiology department at Mercy Medical Center and associate professor of radiology at the University of Maryland Medical School.

Dr. Angell died in January 1988.

In 1993, she married Dr. Thomas E. Hunt, an orthopedic surgeon.

Mrs. Hunt was a member of Severna Park United Methodist Church, where services were held Friday. She had taught Sunday school and participated in the Saints and Sinners Club at the church.

For more than two decades, she was treasurer of the Mercy Medical Center Auxiliary. She was a member of the Junior League for 60 years, her family said.

She also belonged to the Questers, a group of antiques collectors. And she was an avid bridge player, her husband said.

"She was very personable -- a very kind person," Dr. Hunt said. "She had no trouble making friends anywhere she went."

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Hunt is survived by two children, Robert R. Angell of Bethesda and Elizabeth Angell League of Millersville; six stepchildren, Victoria Angell Shivel of Richmond, Va., Mary Anne Kowzan of Timonium, Angela Ellen Hunt of Timonium, Thomas J. Hunt of Forest Hill, Kathleen Pandolph of Woburn, Mass., and James C. Hunt of Grantham, N.H.; a sister, LeCompte Deyerle of Roanoke; a brother, H. Allen Glenn of Jacksonville Beach, Fla.; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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