Ann Tucker Gundry, Ed.D., 87, Professor Emerita at Kutztown University, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 27, 2022 in her Rockland Township residence. She was born in Baltimore, MD, and was a daughter of the late Lewis P. and Margaret (Winterson) Gundry.
Ann was a dedicated educator, a staunch feminist, an advocate for the underprivileged, and a guardian of our environment. She was a gifted pianist, avid bird watcher, lifetime athlete and a loyal friend.
Ann began her education at Roland Park Country School, continuing at Wheaton College and then New England Conservatory of Music before graduating from Boston University with a bachelor’s degree in music. She later graduated from Kutztown University with a master’s degree in psychology, followed by her graduation from Columbia Teachers College, New York City, where she earned a second master’s degree in physical education and a Doctor of Education degree in motor learning.
Dr. Gundry served as a professor in the department of physical education at Kutztown University for 37 years until her retirement in 2004. She spearheaded the creation of the Women's Center and Women’s Study Program there, created several student scholarships, and was active in the faculty union, APSCUF. Gundry established the Dr. Constance P. Dent and Dr. Ann T. Gundry Distinguished Speaker Series in collaboration with the Kutztown University Women’s Center and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies program.
Ann worked as a tutor for adult education, trapped/neutered/released countless feral cats, and gave generously to programs for the conservation of land in our area. She was also a charter member of the Reading Chapter of the National Organization for Women.
Ann was predeceased by her beloved wife, Constance Penn Dent, on May 29, 2018, and a brother, Richard Gundry of California and her parents.
She is survived by a sister, Parker Gundry Trostel of Minneapolis, MN; nieces and nephews; and the many friends who loved her.
A reception to celebrate and honor Ann's life will be held at Kutztown University, on the Old Main Concourse from 4:00-6:00 pm on her birthday, Monday, April 18, 2022.
In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Peaceable Kingdom, P.O. Box 424, Whitehall, PA 18052, a local no-kill animal shelter that Ann and Connie adopted several pets from.
Ludwick Funeral Homes and Cremation Care, Inc., Kutztown, is in charge of arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.Ludwickfh.com.