Robert Wellings Yundt, Jr. was a loving and proud father, devoted to his daughter Bethany and dedicated to his wife Sandra of 47 years. He was a gentleman who loved his family dearly. As a businessman he was best known for his quiet competence and his polite manner.
Mr. Yundt passed away on Monday, September 25, 2023, in Spartanburg, South Carolina where he had resided since 2006. He was 78.
When younger he was an avid sailor and could often be seen on the tennis court. In his later years he most enjoyed spending time with his three granddaughters, supporting and applauding their many activities and accomplishments.
In his career he contributed as a senior executive at prominent firms including Verizon Wireless, GTE, and Lockheed Martin where he specialized in launching new business initiatives. In his senior years he served as board member of emerging companies in the U.S. and Canada and was an executive advisor to leaders of small and mid-size technology firms.
Previously Mr. Yundt was a highly decorated U.S. Air Force officer during the Vietnam era when he contributed to several of the nation’s satellite reconnaissance programs.
Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on November 19, 1945, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Massachusetts and his Master of Science degree from the University of California at Berkeley, both degrees with honors. The son of the late Col. Robert Wellings Yundt and Marguerite Eugene Branas, he leaves his loving daughter and her family: his daughter Bethany Yundt Cobb, and her husband Eric Mckenzie Cobb and their daughters Sarah Marguerite (Maggie) Cobb, Bentley Miller Cobb, and Isabella (Bella) McShane Cobb; Stephen W. Yundt (brother), his wife Barbara C. Yundt and their son Matthew Yundt; and Thomas C. Yundt (brother) and his wife Joni Yundt.
In keeping with his wishes there will be no interment services. He will be buried at the Episcopal Church of the Advent, Spartanburg, South Carolina. The family suggests any contributions in memory of Robert Yundt can be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Floyd’s North Church Street Chapel