Dick Mund passed away peacefully on the afternoon of June 24th, in the presence of his beloved wife and children. He had a lasting impact on everyone who knew him, and he will truly be missed. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Joan Mund, his children Mary Jean Meyerson (Josh), John Mund (Alison), Liz Bardusco (Bryan), his grandchildren, Max & Gabe Meyerson, Zachery & Reva Mund, and Mateo Bardusco, his brother Brian Mund (Susan), and many other devoted family members. He was so fortunate to have such a wonderfully large extended family that stay in close contact.
Dick was born in Baltimore, MD to Allan and Irma Mund. He was the middle of three sons - Allan (Lanny), Dick, and Brian (Butz). He attended Illinois Wesleyan University and received a B.A in Biology and served as the senior class president. Dick continued his academic career and received a M.A. and Ph. D. in Higher Education from the University of Denver. He started dating Joan when he drove back and forth between Baltimore and Denver, stopping in St. Louis for a break. They married in 1967.
After graduating with his doctorate, they moved to Marshall University. Through his time there he was the Assistant Director of Admissions, Director of Financial Aid, and Vice-President for Student Affairs. He and Joan made many wonderful friends while living in Huntington; relationships that continue to this day, a recurring theme in their life together. They also found a family at Trinity Episocopal Church, where Dick was a very active member. Whatever Dick got involved in, he invested his whole heart and energy. He served on numerous boards, councils, and committees as a board member or trustee, often taking a leadership role.
In 1977, the family moved to Westfield, NJ where he joined Mobil Corporation in New York City as the College Relations Coordinator. In 1979, he was elected Secretary and Executive Director for Mobil Foundation Inc, and Secretary of Mobil Corporation’s Contribution Committee. The friendships they made in Westfield, at their home on the corner of Sherwood Parkway and Crescent Parkway, were just as important and long lasting as the ones in West Virginia. There they joined the First Congregation Church, where he served in many roles.
When Mobil Foundation moved to Virginia in 1989, the family relocated to Fairfax Station, VA, continuing his directorship. During his tenure with the Mobil Foundation, he became a highly respected voice of reason in the field of corporate philanthropy with his business and nonprofit colleagues. He was elected by his peers and served as the chairman of the Contributions Council of the Conference Board, representing more than 55 of the country’s top companies. He was also a frequent speaker on the topic of corporate responsibility at major regional and national corporate philanthropy forums. Again, while in Virginia, they made friendships there that have endured the years.
He retired from Mobil in 1999 and he and Joan moved to their home in the Genesee Community of Golden, CO. He joined the Rotary Club of Evergreen and served as President. He had various roles in the Genesee Community, which he loved. In 2009 they moved from the foothills to the city of Golden where they once again developed a new group of cherished friends.
In addition to his dedication to education and philanthropy, Dick was an accomplished and enthusiastic craftsman. He was proud of the incredible workshop he created over his lifetime, and was always working on a project to make their home more functionally beautiful. He transformed every house they lived in, including their current home. He was highly invested in the details and quality of his finished projects. There were no shortcuts for Dick; he took as much time as needed to do every job right..
Throughout his life he was known to be a considerate, welcoming person and a true humanitarian, always responsive to the needs of others. He led by example and made you rethink your decisions and actions without having to say a word. Many people considered him their advisor, mentor and role model. Dick was a proud husband, father, and grandfather who will be greatly missed.
A memorial service is planned for Wednesday, June 30th at 10am at the Pines at Genesee 633 Park Point Dr, Golden, CO 80401, with an Open House to follow at 1906 19th Street in Golden, CO.
In lieu of flowers, the family asked that donations be made in Dick Mund’s name to the Rotary Club of Evergreen, or any charitable cause you believe in.
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