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Celebrating the life of

Mrs. Andrew L. Mund, Jr.

Passed away on November 10, 2020

Mrs. Andrew L. Mund, Jr.

Mrs. Andrew L. Mund, Jr, Ethelyn Bower Mund, Ethie friend to all passed

away peacefully on the evening of 10 November 2020 at the age of 93. Ethie was

born on June 21, 1927, native of Poughkeepsie, NY and her parents were Earl and

Ethel Hawley. She had a brother Elliot Hawley who predeceased her. She attended

Poughkeepsie public schools and Briarcliff College.

Ethie married Dr. Andrew L. Mund, Jr. were married on August 14, 1948.

They built and lived in their home in Poughkeepsie, enjoying gardening and

keeping their property beautiful. Ethie loved entertaining, hosting many parties and

gathering in their home. Being lifelong residents of Poughkeepsie they shared

their lives with lifelong friends. Those that knew Ethic also knew of her love for

animals, in particular the many dogs that made a part of her life, but also the cats

and rabbits. Ethie and Andy along with a group of close friends formed a tight knit

group calling themselves “Her Majesty’s Marching Highland Rifles” incorporating

the first letter of last names: Hinkley, Mund, Mund, Heaton, and Roig. The

HMMHR sponsored several parties and just generally enjoyed life. The same

group would usually meet at Ethie and Andy’s home for Sunday breakfast and then

head across the Hudson River for an afternoon of skeet shooting with the nickname

of “Mund’s Guns a Go-Go”. Ethie always happy to have gatherings at her home.

Ethie was very active in Poughkeepsie Community Service as a member of

the Poughkeepsie Garden Club, Planned Parenthood, March of Dimes, past

president of the Poughkeepsie Junior League and an active volunteer at the Vassar

Brothers Medical Center from 1946 to 2016. She was a member of the Vassar

Brothers Medical Center Board of Trustees, Chairman of the Board from 1985 to

1988 and life member of the Trustees until 2016.

Ethie received the Eleanor Roosevelt award from the Eleanor Roosevelt

Center at Val-Kill in 1993 and the Bessie Payne Award in 2013. In 2015 Ethie’s

name was entered into the Honor Roll of the National World War II Museum in

New Orleans. She received the following awards, certificates, and recognition on

the occasion of her retirement as a Life Trustee at Vassar Brother Medical Center in

2016: Service Award from Vassar Brothers Medical Center.

Recognition from the New York State Assembly in recognition of her

service.  Certificate of Recognition from New York State Senator Sue Servino.

Certificate of Merit in recognition for her outstanding contribution as

a Life Trustee of the Foundation for the Vassar Brothers Medical

Center. The Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro recognized her for

her years of dedicated service to the residents of the Hudson Valley.

Upon her retirement she moved to Savannah Georgia to be closer to her

family. Ethelyn is survived by her sister in law Winifred L. Mund of Savannah

GA, her sons David his husband Luke of Oklahoma City OK and Douglas of

Savannah GA., her granddaughter Hillary and her husband Ryan Schmidt, and her

grandson Christian. Donations in Ethie’s name to the Vassar Brothers Medical

Center would be appreciated.

Ethic will be buried alongside Andy in Fishkill Rural Cemetery at a later date.

 

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Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200