CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO. — Dr. Edwin C. Kuntz of Cape Girardeau died August 17, 2012, at the age of 78 at his home with his family by his side.
He was born July 14, 1934, in St. Louis to Edwin C. and Virginia Kuntz. He and Gabriela Montoya were married April 3, 1972, in Lima, Peru.
Ed graduated from Chaminade College Preparatory School in St. Louis and St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas, where he obtained degrees in music, history, and chemistry. He taught in both St. Louis and Lima, Peru, before getting his MBA from Stanford University.
Ed then taught at ESAN (Business Graduate School) in Lima, Peru. In 1978, he earned his Doctorate in Business Administration from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. Ed taught at Southeast Missouri State University College of Business for 17 years before retiring as Professor Emeritus.
Ed was acknowledged by his peers as possessing a vast body of knowledge across many academic disciplines.
His intellectual curiosity was only exceeded by his love of his wife and children.
Ed is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Gabriela; two sons, Chris (Deena) Kuntz of Paducah and Greg (Lisa) Kuntz of St. Louis.; two daughters, Cecilia (Andy) Colburn of Cape Girardeau and Gina Kuntz of St. Louis; and six grandchildren, Abby Kuntz and Josh Kuntz of Paducah, Andrew Kuntz, Ella Kuntz, and Nicholas Kuntz of St. Louis, and David Colburn of Cape Girardeau.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 22 at Ford and Sons Mt. Auburn Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau. Parish prayers will be at 7 p.m.
The funeral Mass will be at 9 a.m. Thursday, August 23 at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Cape Girardeau with Fr. David Hulshof officiating.
Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Birthright of Cape Girardeau; and the Newman Center at Southeast Missouri State University.
Online condolences may be shared at www.fordandsonsfuneralhome.com.