Hansel “Hank” Mundy, 91, a former Army master sergeant and a construction estimator in the Philadelphia area for more than 30 years, died Nov. 25 of congestive heart failure at the Mount Vernon rehabilitation center in Alexandria.
The death was confirmed by his daughter, Alicia Mundy.
Master Sgt. Mundy began working as a construction estimator in 1962. He continued to provide consulting services to Philadelphia-based construction management companies, most recently Jeffrey M. Brown Associates, after he moved to Alexandria in 1995. He retired in 2005.
He received a lifetime achievement award from the American Society of Professional Estimators in 1992.
Hansel Valmer Mundy was born in Kenna, W.Va. As a child, he helped his father brew moonshine.
During World War II, he served in the Marine Corps in the Pacific. He then joined the Army Corps of Engineers and retired at the rank of master sergeant in the early 1960s.
According to his daughter, Master Sgt. Mundy was one of the Army engineers who participated in the construction of Camp Century, an Army nuclear-research site in Greenland.
In 2004, he submitted a short story to The Washington Post about a comical World War II experience that involved him preparing an elaborate pig roast for his Marine unit in Australia.
His memberships included the American Legion. He enjoyed golfing and got a hole in one at 84 at the Fort Belvoir Golf Club.
His wife of 43 years, Patricia Pietro Mundy, died in 1993. Survivors include a daughter, Alicia Mundy of Alexandria; a sister; and a brother.
— Megan McDonough