Michael Ainsley Huntley “Hollis” born May 8, 1944, in Trinidad and Tobago left us peacefully at home with his family surrounding him on January 14, 2021, after a long battle with cancer.
Michael immigrated to the United States in 1966 and worked with cousins and lifetime buddy, Desmond Edwards and Michael Cephas at the Daughters of Miriam in Clifton NJ. Michael met his wife of 49 years in 1969 and after a courtship they married on 06/12/1971. Michael and Lystra relocated to Passaic, New Jersey to start their family where they had daughters Carol Michelle and Deborah Gail.
He worked at ICC Primex Plastics where he retired after 33 years. While working he went to Lincoln Tech and received an Automotive Mechanics certificate. He was a jack of all trades, master of none. Always willing to travel overseas, cross country, or just across the street to help a neighbor or family. In his retired years, he enjoyed his yearly trip to Trinidad for carnival, spending time with his grandchildren, and hosting social events and deep political discussion.
He is preceded in death by his father John Huntley his mother Elvira Superville-Huntley, his sisters Yvonne James and Muriel Rogers. Father-in-law Phillip Stewart mother-in-law Drucilla Alexander Brother-in-law Ellis Purcell and nephew Curtis Huntley cousins Eslyn Merle Solomon and Uris Cephas.
Michael is survived by his wife of 49 years Lystra Cynthia Huntley and two daughters Carol Michelle Huntley & Deborah Gail Huntley-Clark. Brothers and sisters Milton Joe Huntley UK, Cecil Huntley Maryland USA and Pearl Purcell St Croix VI. Grandchildren Michael Saul Clark, Michelle Olivia Clark ,and Matthew Phillip Clark. Sister in laws Molly Huntley, Rose Huntley, and a band of nephews' nieces, cousins & Volton Desmond Edwards, Simon Barbosa, Alvin Placid, Llyod Vidale & Wayne Murray.