MySource:Johntmoore/Chesterland News Clippping (Vol 28, Wednesday, March 29, 1995, No44)

MySource Chesterland News Clippping (Vol 28, Wednesday, March 29, 1995, No44)
Abreviation George Kundtz Obit: Chesterland News
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When George Kundtz ran for the office of Chester township trustee in 1971, his campaign slogan was "Keep Chester Clean and Green" and during his two 4-year terms, he accomplished this by spearheading a change in the town's minimum lot sizes from 11/2 acres to 11/2, 3, an 5 acres.

Mr. Kundtz, 68, died of cancer Thursday, March 23, at his residence in Key Colony Beach, Florida.

Prior to assuming the Chester Township trusteeship in January of 1972, Mr. Kundtz had been active in the Chesterland Citizens Committee which won toll-free telephone service to the Cleveland area, and the Chesterland Civic Association which had successfully urged township officials to change Chester's lot sizes from 1 to 11/2 acres. He was also a member of the Citizens for Clean Air& Water, Inc., board member and chairman of Nuclear Committee; an Intervenor against the Davis Besse nuclearpower plant; and vice chairman of the zoning committee of the County Line Estate Homeowners Association which coordinated a campaign to defeat a zoning amendment that woulld have permitted multi-fmily dwellings in Chesterland.

After living here for 27 years, Mr. Kundtz moved to Forida in 1982, where he continued his community involvement as a member of the Izaak Walton League of America and, until his illness, was chairman of the Florida Keys Citizens Coalition, Inc. In that position he worked to preserve the envvironment and achieve a land use plan based on environmental and economic carrying capacity. He frequently testified at hearings regarding the need for safer huricane evacution, and for the limitation of development in coastal, high hazard areas, and the filling of wetland. His letters and columns in the Monroe County newspapers and in the Miami Herald covered most of these issues.

Born August 5, 1926 in Cleveland to Joseph and Margaret (Graelitzer) Kundtz, he served his country during World War II aboard a U.S. Navy destroyer in the South Pacific.

Mr. Kundtz was employed with General Motors, retiring in 1982 after 35 years of service to the company. He worked in the tool and die construction and automation design division. As a supervisor of labor standards and methods engineering, he instituted new methods of cost reduction.

For his effectiveness as an elected official and his wok to protect the environment, Mr. Kundtz was honoredwith the Chairman of General Motors Blue Ribbon Award for Excellence in Community Service.

Mr. Kundtz was predeceased by his parents, and a son, Keith, who died of leukemia in 1956 sat the age of 4 1/2.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Minnette Waters Kundtz of Key Colony, Florida; daughter and son-in-law , the Rev. Donna Kundtz and John Moore of Richmond, Indiana; son, Roger Kundtz of Chesterland; and four grandchildren, Sarah and Rebecca Moore of Richmond, Indiana, and Nathan and Alicia Kundtz of Chesterland.

Memorial services were held March 26 in the park opposite City Hall in Key Colony Beach, Florida. Locally, a memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. April 2 at the Community Church of Chesterland, corner of Caves and Wilson Mills Road.

A private inurnment sevice will be held at the Chester Townsship Cemetery in the family plot.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, those friends wishing to make memorial contributions do so to the Florida Keys Citizens Coalition, Inc., Rt. 3, Box 197R, Big Pine Key, Florida 33043, in his memory.

Arrangements were handled by Martin-Vegue Funeral Home in Marathon, Florida.