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May 28, 1936 – April 13, 2014

Gerald E. “Pete” Hund, a retired educator from Hamburg, died Sunday in Mercy Hospital, South Buffalo, after a brief illness. He was 77.

Born in Lackawanna, Mr. Hund graduated from Lackawanna High School in 1954, where he was the salutatorian.

He received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Niagara University in 1958 and master’s degrees in secondary education in 1961; guidance in 1974; and educational administration and supervision in 1976, all from Canisius College.

Mr. Hund began teaching math in Lincoln Junior High in 1958. In 1976, he went to Lackawanna High School as director of guidance.

In 1985, he became assistant superintendent for pupil personnel services in the Lackawanna schools. He received a Teacher of the Year award in Lackawanna and other numerous awards.

Mr. Hund served in the Army from 1961 to 1963 in Fort Hood, Texas.

He was a member of SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church 66 Main St., Hamburg.

He was also a member of the Galanti Athletic Association, where he served as treasurer for 45 years; the Knights of Columbus; and Lackawanna Retired Teachers and State Retired Teachers Association since 1991. He was treasurer of Lackawanna School System Federal Credit Union for many years.

Mr. Hund is survived by his wife of 55 years, the former Christina Cipriano, and two sisters, Marion Regan and Mildred Steiner.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today in SS. Peter & Paul Church, after prayers at 9:15 a.m. in Colonial Memorial Chapels, 3003 South Park Ave., Lackawanna.