In Loving Memory of
Dr. Barbara J. Hund
Dr. Barbara J. Hund, 81, a native of Wilkes-Barre, PA,
passed away on January 20, 2012.
She was a Professor Emeritus at
Tidewater Community College (TCC) having taught there for 24 years.
She was a pioneer in international education beginning faculty
exchange programs between TCC and universities in China and the Czech
Republic; she also taught at Beijing Broadcasting Institute and
Charles University for many years with great distinction. She began
her career in broadcasting in Maryland and New York, producing
educational television programs in the 1950s and early 1960s, a career
she continued by producing programs in Taiwan while her husband, the
late Rev. Henry J. Hund, was a Lutheran minister there. Dr. Hund
received her B. A. at Hofstra University, a M.A. in Speech and
Broadcasting at the University of Wisconsin, and her Ed.D. at the
College of William and Mary. She was a long-time member of the
American Women in Radio and Television (AWRT) and served as the area
treasurer and vice-president and she also served on the Community
Advisory Board of WHRO-TV. She was active in the American Association
of University Women and other community and church activities.
She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Rev. Henry J. Hund,
who was Pastor Emeritus of First Lutheran Church in Portsmouth. She is
survived by her two children, daughter Kirsten Hund Blair and her
husband Bill and their daughter Katherine Ciara, and son John Hund and
his wife Linda Hund, nieces Patricia Mutch King, Wendelin Mutch
Arnold, and Margaret Mutch Williams and their families and numerous
other relatives and friends, including long time close friends Joanne
Peterson and Dolores Howard.
A funeral is scheduled for 1pm on Thursday, January 26, 2012 at the
First Lutheran Church at 600 King Street in Portsmouth, VA, 23704 with
burial to follow at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens in Suffolk. Foster
Funeral Home is handling arrangements and condolences may be
registered at www.bwfosterfuneralhome.com. Memorial contributions may
be made to First Lutheran Church in Portsmouth or the American Women
in Radio and Television, Washington, DC.
Dr. Barbara J. Hund
Dear Kirsten, John and families, I am so sad that your mom has passed suddenly from your lives. I fondly remember Aunt Barbara and the family events that our two families would share. Most of all, I remember the strong bind of family love and tradition between Grandmother, Robert, Barbara and Madeline. It was full of love and interesting complications, but they were always there as a family together steadfast in love and support. We send our love and warm memories of Aunt Barbara, Margaret and Eric
Margaret Mutch Williams
My husband, Randy, and I had the great privilege of working with and knowing Barbara at TCC. She always had such interesting stories to share about her experiences in China. I also have been a member of AAUW with her for a number of years. We greatly admired and respected Barbara. We feel fortunate to have known her. She will be greatly missed.
John - I am so very sorry to hear about your Mom. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Dear Kirsten, Bill, little Katie and John, Although I have already sent sympathies on to Kirsten and remember her mother fondly from weddings and showers, I learned much from the story of her life. It provides much insight, as she provided so much love and learning, into the wonderful people her children are today. With hugs, Corinne
Dear Kirsten, I am so sorry to read about your mother, I remember her and your father fondly. They were always so very supportive and encouraging towards the athletics at Portsmouth Catholic. Your mother was a special lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you and John. Sincerely, Madalyn Morris-Grimes
Madalyn Morris Grimes