"Foster Merlen Kunz, 65, a vice president of the Marriott Corporation for 29 years before his retirement in May, died of leukemia Tuesday at his home in Sandy, Utah.
A vice president of industrial relations for the corporation, Mr. Kunz had served as vice president for governmental affairs for the past two years. Before joining Marriott, he was a special agent for the FBI for 10 years.
Mr. Kunz was born in Bern, Idaho. He graduated from Utah State Agricultural College and earned a master's degree from Yale University.
He was a former resident of Potomac and a former bishop and stake high commissioner of the D.C. Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Survivors include his wife, the former Helena Millard, whom he married in 1942, and a son, Blair L., of Sandy; two other sons, Gary M., of Windsor, Colo., and Milan F., of Salt Lake City; a daughter, Diane Smith of Windsor; two brothers, DeVire (Bud) Kunz of Encinitas, Calif., and Kenneth K. Kunz of Salt Lake City; a sister, Merlyn Jensen of Montpelier, Idaho, and three grandchildren."
Courtesy of the Washington Post, The (DC) 11/13/1981 (bio by: Bruce J. Black)