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Alfred Guntermann Jr.

GUNTERMANN, ALFRED ERNEST JR. Age 70, of New Haven, CT. died September 1, 2013 at Yale New Haven Hospital of acute respiratory failure complicated by cancer. Loving husband of the late Harris Stuart Guntermann, Al was the son of the late Alfred Ernest and Elizabeth Ernhardt Guntermann. Born June 25, 1943, in Chicago, Illinois he grew up in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. He is survived by a sister, June Gile of Punta Gorda, FL.; and two children of a previous marriage to Elizabeth Jane Tucker; son, Daniel Scott Guntermann, and his wife Jinny, and two sons Corey Francis and Bradley Skybraand of Everette, WA; and daughter, Katherine Marie Guntermann of Baltimore, MD; and three step-children: Andrew Knox Foss and his wife Heidi Emendorfer Foss of Knoxville, TN and step-daughters Elizabeth Harris Foss of Nashville, TN, and Lollie Foss Bekkevold of Cleveland, TN. Mr. Guntermann attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison with a BSME in 1967. Retired from a long career in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering with expertise in Energy Conservation and Energy Sources, during which he earned several national awards in his field and was honored as a Fellow, Alfred created what some hold to be the first “Green Building” long before the term was coined and has written 25 national publications that continue to be influential in the field today. Active in the local ASHRAE Connecticut Chapter, and past president of the Rotary Club; he has the honor of being listed in the Who’s Who in the World. Un-concerned about amassing wealth, Alfred instead wished to contribute something to mankind. His passion for social responsibility contributed to his pursuit of economic and political truths, which led him to publish in newspapers and later to his blog, the Guntermann Post. Mr. Guntermann loved golf, skiing, singles dance and duplicate bridge. He truly loved Chinese art and philology, which he passionately studied and wrote about for over 25 years. He is dearly missed by his family, friends and by those he spoke and debated politics with. An informal gathering is planned for the Spring. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to First Tee of Connecticut, 55 Golf Club Rd., Cromwell, CT. 06416 in his name. To be kept informed of the gathering please email: GuntermannGathering@gmail.com.
Published in New Haven Register on Mar. 2, 2014
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