Kenneth J. Mundy, 84

JUNE 3, 1928-APRIL 2, 2013

April 09, 2013

Kenneth J. Mundy, 84, of Greenfield, Mass., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at East Longmeadow Skilled Nursing Center.

Born June 3, 1928, in Kijabe, Kenya, he was the only child of missionaries, William and Lily (Pierson) Mundy.

He attended grade school at Rift Valley Academy in Kijabe, and furthered his education at Bose Academy in Mount Dora, Fla.; Carson-Newman University in Jefferson City, Tenn.; and Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C., receiving his degree in engineering and his pilot's license.

He was a member of Greenfield Alliance Church.

Kenneth was a quality control engineer for Mack Trucks for 27 years, and a lifelong believer in Christian education. With his first wife, he created Heritage Christian Academy in Hagerstown, Md. While in Greenfield, he served on the school committee of Cornerstone Christian School. His passion for flying remained constant, maintaining his license until the time of his death.

He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Barbara (Colburn) Mundy; two daughters and their husbands, Cynthia and Wesley White, and Carol and Michael Kurtyka, all missionaries in Glasgow, Scotland; a son, Andrew Mundy and his wife, Deborah, of Ijamsville, Md.; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He also leaves his stepchildren, Beth White and husband, Russell, of Bomet, Kenya, Jack Duprey and wife, Jane, of Stow, Mass., Bill Duprey and wife, Cynthia, of Barre, Vt., and Julie Duprey of Lee, Mass.; 15 stepgrandchildren; and three nieces in New Jersey.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Nancy (Cook) Mundy, in 1989.

A memorial service for Kenneth will be Saturday, April 13, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Greenfield Alliance Church, 385 Chapman St., Greenfield, with a gathering to follow.

Arrangements are under the direction of Walker Funeral Home, 14 High St., Greenfield.

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