Alice H. Mund

June 4, 1928 - March 10, 2013
Alice H. Mund  June 4, 1928 - March 10, 2013

    Alice H. Mund, a tireless volunteer for the Ladies Village Improvement Society in East Hampton, which she joined in 1955, and a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, died at home in Lewes, Del., on March 10. She was 84.
    She left her mark on all those with whom she came in contact, her family said, and was “a lady of the greatest generation, a lady who lived through good times and tumultuous times and personal trials, but always did so with grace, style, and good humor.”
    With her husband, Henry A. Mund Jr., who survives, she lived in East Hampton Village and raised three children here. The couple, who were married for 62 years, met while working at the Eastover Resort in Massachusetts. They moved to Dallas shortly before they wed, and then to East Hampton. In 2010, the Munds moved to Delaware from Sag Harbor.
    In addition to the L.V.I.S., Mrs. Mund gave many hours to the American Cancer Society, East Hampton’s Guild Hall, and to the local Republican Party. She was a founding member of the Friends of Guild Hall in 1973 and, at the L.V.I.S., presided over the gate at the annual summer fair, where she garnered the most contributions ever recorded.
    She went to work for Mark, Fore & Strike department stores in the 1980s and worked there for 14 years, becoming manager before retiring from her retail post. She went on to serve as director of the East Hampton Chamber of Commerce.
    She returned to “one of her most dedicated passions,” her family said — the L.V.I.S., where she oversaw the Bargain Box store for more than seven years, transforming it into a clean, organized, and very profitable thrift store that became an East Hampton “hot spot.” Her family said that her dedication, energy, and retail experience led to new heights in profits for the store, and that she was hard-working — “slow but steady,” as she used to say, and always cheerful. Her humor and sage advice endeared her to all the members who worked alongside her, her family said.
    Mrs. Mund enjoyed gardening, walks on the beach collecting beach glass, being with her friends, and most of all spending time with her grandsons, who were the apples of her eye.
    She was born on June 4, 1928, in New Haven, Conn., the daughter of Allen Jackson and Kate Boles Hill. She grew up in Dalton, Mass., and graduated in 1946 from Dalton High School, where she was voted “most sophisticated,” “best dressed,” and “best athlete.”
    Besides her husband, Mrs. Mund is survived by a son, Henry A. Mund III of Alna, Me., and two daughters, Kate L. Mund of Amagansett and Lauren L. Mund of Lewes. Three grandsons and a brother, James Hill of Coral Springs, Fla., also survive. A brother, Richard Hill, died before her.
    A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on June 15 at Cedar Lawn Cemetery in East Hampton. A reception will follow at the Ladies Village Improvement Society in East Hampton.
    Donations have been suggested to the L.V.I.S. Student Awards Scholarship Fund, 95 Main Street, East Hampton 11937, to Guild Hall, attention Ruth Appelhof, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 163, Salisbury, Md. 21803.