Robert Hans Vunder
9/20/1954 ~ 8/18/2015
Robert Hans Vunder was born in Midvale, Utah to Hans Edgar Vunder and Bertha Ann Puchar on September 20, 1954. He graduated from Hillcrest High School in 1973. That fall he attended Utah State.
Robert began his postal career in 1976 as a distribution clerk in Salt Lake City, UT. His leadership skills were quickly recognized as he advanced within the ranks of management. He held many Postmaster positions in Utah prior to becoming a Postal Executive in Santa Anna, CA in 1987 as the Field Director Marketing & Communications. He later relocated to Postal Headquarters in Washington, DC in 1989, where he was promoted to an Executive Special Assignment in Payment Technologies.
In 1993, Robert returned home to Utah as the Postmaster of Sandy, UT, and while working, he completed a MBA degree in business at the University of Utah. In 1997, he accepted an assignment to Postmaster, Provo Utah. 2002 he was selected as the District Manager of Marketing for the Salt Lake City District.
In each of the positions listed above Robert always was instrumental in the success of the operational group he led. Robert will always be remembered for his quick wit and sense of humor. He made everyone laugh. Robert supported and developed his staff to succeed in their careers. He enjoyed reading, traveling, fine dining, cars, music, and meditation.
Robert was a very devoted husband to his love of his life and wife of 34 years Cindy Wood. He was a proud father of three children, Shaun (Kristen Sweet), Christine (Frank Moody), and Richard. He had four wonderful grandchildren, Magnus, Avery, Logan, and Bristol. He was very proud of all of their accomplishments. Robert was known as an amazing friend. Whether it was going out for coffee, making time to have lunch, helping friends when they needed a ride, or just having a friend to talk to.
There will be a celebration of Robert's life. Anyone that knew Robert is welcome to attend. It will be held at his home in Rockport Estates, where he enjoyed spending the last two months of his life. The date has yet to be announced.
The family would like to thank the following: The Summit County first responders, The Life Flight crew, and all the dedicated doctors, nurses, and support staff at the University of Utah hospital.
Online condolences may be shared at www.jenkins-soffe.com
Published by The Salt Lake Tribune on Aug. 23, 2015.