Dec. 28, 2005
Roy C. Gunter Jr., Holy Cross professor emeritus, physics, died Dec. 28, at his home in Charlton, Mass., at 89.
Mr. Gunter had taught physics at the College from 1962 until his retirement at the end of the 1980-81 academic year. Previously, he had been a physics professor for 19 years at Clark University; during World War II, Mr. Gunter took a leave of absence to teach radar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass. In addition to his work in education, he served three years as a research manager for RCA.
A longtime resident of Charlton, Mr. Gunter had been a member and chairman of the town Planning Board for 20 years. Interested in gourmet cooking, he had also taught cooking for many years at the Bay Path High School in Spencer, Mass.
Mr. Gunter received his bachelor's degree in physics in 1938 from Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, and his Ph.D. from Boston University in 1942.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia; three sons; a daughter; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandsons.