Originally created 11/05/02

Featured obituary: Dr. Harry Pund Jr.



Harry Pund III's dad always could spin a story.

"He loved to tell stories," Mr. Pund said of his father, Dr. Harry Cornelius Pund Jr., 80, who died Friday. "No matter how many times he had told it, you always lended an ear to it."

Dr. Pund will be buried today, with military honors, at 11 a.m. at Westover Memorial Park.

Born in 1922 in Augusta, he went to Emory University for dental school in the early 1940s. He graduated and was commissioned into the Navy in 1944, starting a career that lasted until 1981. He retired as a captain.

"He didn't like being a dentist all that much, but he loved the Navy," Mr. Pund said.

Dr. Pund also was a member of Lutheran Church of the Resurrection and a Harris Fellow in Rotary International.

"He had natural leadership skills," his son said. "He was very affable, and people took to him because of that."

Survivors include four sons, Harry C. Pund III of Evans, John Peter Pund of Alpharetta, David C. Pund of Deltona, Fla., and James P. Pund of Holman, Wis.; two daughters, Laura Pund Morgan of Augusta and Margaret Pund Anderson of Orlando, Fla.; two brothers, Thomas Irvin Pund of Decatur and Edgar Rudolph Pund II of Appling; one sister, Harriet Pund Memel of Augusta; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Dr. Pund's wife, Patricia Cowan Pund, preceded him in death.

Memorials may be made to Lutheran Church of the Resurrection Memorial Fund, 825 Greene St., Augusta 30901.