By Jackie Mintz
By profession, Ann Hunter was a librarian. She worked in the Baltimore City school system for two stints between 1967 and 2007. Her last post, beginning in 1992, was at James Mosher Elementary School. She retired in 2007.
Ann's passion is singing. She has sung for over 40 years as a soloist at Christ Lutheran Church, Inner Harbor. She was a member of the Baltimore Opera chorus and of Concert Artists of Baltimore. She also sang in the Baltimore Choral Arts Society for 50 years and gave private voice lessons as well.
Ann married Dick Hunter in 2009. She has two daughters from an earlier marriage, Rebecca Berger, who just received a nursing degree from the University of Maryland, and Sarah Berger, a professional soprano and aspiring writer. Sarah has two sons; Rebecca has one. Both daughters sing with Ann and Dick at Christ Lutheran Church. All three grandsons sing in the Children's Chorus of Baltimore.
Ann moved to Broadmead from Bellona Avenue in Baltimore County, where she lived for 20 years. Born in Pittsfield, MA, she grew up mostly in Ballston Spa in upstate New York. She obtained a bachelor's degree from the College of Wooster in Ohio, where she met Dick. She has also taken graduate courses in library science at Towson University and University of Maryland, College Park.
Ann has served on the boards of the Choral Arts Society, Children's Chorus of Maryland, Mt. Royal Improvement Association, and Eutaw Place Association. After retirement, she continued at James Mosher Elementary School as a volunteer. Her hobbies include reading, gardening, genealogy, and photography.
Dick Hunter and his wife, Ann, moved to Broadmead in late May. With faultless timing, they had sold their house just before the statewide coronavirus lockdown.
A music librarian, Dick spent virtually his entire career at the Library of Congress. As a music cataloger, he prepared bibliographical records for music manuscripts and printed music, books about music, and music sound recordings. Dick retired from the library in 2009, after 36 years.
That same year he married Ann. It was the third marriage for each. Dick had met Ann back in the 1960s, when they were students at the College of Wooster, Ohio. They went their separate ways after graduation, but, in 2008, Dick saw a small item in the Wooster alumni magazine about a concert at Wooster that Ann had sung in. Dick emailed her, she eventually answered, and, as the saying goes, the rest is history.
Before he moved to Baltimore in 2009, Dick lived in Alexandria, VA. He was born and raised in Indiana, PA. He obtained his bachelor's degree from the College of Wooster, a master of arts in musicology from Cornell University, and a master's degree in library science from Syracuse University.
Dick played the Highland bagpipe and was a member of the City of Alexandria Pipes and Drums for 10 years. He learned the pipes at Wooster. Dick is also an active tenor. He sang with Ann in the Baltimore Choral Arts Society and still sings in the choir of Christ Lutheran Church.
Dick describes himself as a rail fan, though nowadays it is more railroad history than watching trains. His other hobbies include bird watching and traveling, with some travel connected to his interest in rail.