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George Allen Mundrake

April 20, 1949 - April 29, 2021

Muncie – George Allen Mundrake, 72, died suddenly Thursday, April 29, 2021, at his home. George retired from the Miller College of Business in 2013 after 26 years of teaching at Ball State University. He previously had taught at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Lake-Sumter Community College in Leesburg, Flor…READ MORE

Muncie – George Allen Mundrake, 72, died suddenly Thursday, April 29, 2021, at his home. George retired from the Miller College of Business in 2013 after 26 years of teaching at Ball State University. He previously had taught at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Lake-Sumter Community College in Leesburg, Florida.

George was born April 20, 1949, in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He attended elementary and secondary schools in the Abington Heights School district, where he graduated in 1967. He earned an associate degree in accounting at Lackawanna Junior College in Scranton in 1969 and his bachelor’s degree in accounting at Bethel College, McKenzie, Tennessee in 1971. He then accepted a graduate teaching assistantship at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he earned his master’s degree in 1973. He taught at Lake-Sumter Community College until 1975, when he returned to The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, as a graduate teaching assistant, serving as an instructor in Computer Science and Office Administration and earned his doctorate in 1980. He became project director for testing and evaluation from 1980 to 1987 in the College of Business Administration, University of Tennessee. He was a member of Phi Delta Kappa and Delta Pi Epsilon honor societies in education.

George was especially supportive of the achievements of the students he taught. He loved teaching and dedicated his efforts to education. His expertise in technology enabled him to create content and materials for new courses offered in information and office technology, including teaching on TV in the early years of Ball State’s offerings on television. He served on various committees at the department and college levels during his time of teaching. His hobbies were woodworking and remodeling projects, gardening, cooking, cars of all types and ages, and reading. His father served in World War II, and George collected memorabilia and books about World War II and its military planes. He especially enjoyed visits to museums such as the Air Force Museum in Dayton, OH. George was a very kind, caring person who assumed responsibility for caregiving during the serious illnesses of his father, two uncles (Larry and George), an aunt (Theresa), and a friend (Ben).

George was preceded in death by his parents, Stephen and Katherine Mundrake, of Waverly, Pennsylvania; his uncle, George Mundrake, of San Francisco, California;  his aunt and uncle, Larry and Theresa Fioretti, of Boynton Beach, Florida, and several additional aunts, uncles, and cousins. George was a caregiver for his father, his uncles, and his aunt. He is survived by his brother, Stephen W. Mundrake, Abingdon Township, Pennsylvania, his uncle, Samuel Mundrake of Pennsylvania, a nephew,  Chael; a niece, Christina; several great-nieces and great- nephews; several cousins including Thomas Mundrake, Samuel Mundrake, Jr., Helen Campbell, and Maryanne Sorg; and special friends Ben Oswalt, Bruce Storhoff, and Betty Brown.

The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel is in charge of arrangements and online condolences may be sent to the family at www.meeksmortuary.com.

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