The Foreign Service Journal, March 2024

THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL | MARCH 2024 75 in Washington state and graduated from Foss High School in Tacoma in 1975. She attended the University of Washington. In 1999 Ms. Junge joined the Foreign Service as a management officer. She served in Yerevan, Baku, Kolkata, Kigali, and Tunis before attending the Air War College in Alabama. She worked in Washington, D.C., before the start of COVID-19, when she began teleworking from her home in Arizona. She retired from the Foreign Service in May 2021. In retirement she enjoyed building wooden ship replicas, cooking for friends, and taking care of her mom. Those who served with her will remember her as a warm colleague who was always ready to happily brainstorm solutions to thorny problems, and one who always had a kind word and a sympathetic ear. They will also remember her as an avid motorcyclist. She had a generous heart and would help anyone in need. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her. Ms. Junge was preceded in death by brother Scott Junge in August 2021. She is survived by her mother, Joyce Massick; sister Nina Bray; nieces Kristina Junge and Jessica Rooney; and nephews Dan Junge and Abraham Bray. n Kurt Keith Kunze, 80, a retired USAID Foreign Service officer, passed away on Dec. 14, 2023, in Salem, Va. Born on March 6, 1943, in Chicago, Ill., to Otto Albert Kunze and Muriel Alyce Johnson, Mr. Kunze spent his early years on his great-aunt’s farm in Boone County, Ill. He graduated from North Boone Consolidated High School before earning a B.A. from Elmhurst College in 1965. He received a master’s degree from Northern Illinois University in 1968. Mr. Kunze married the love of his life, Amparo Fernandez Sanchez, on Aug. 5, 1967, embarking on a 56-year journey with her. From 1967 to 1977, he was active duty in the United States Air Force rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the Air Force Reserves before his honorable discharge in 1992. In 1977 Mr. Kunze joined USAID and served as a regional inspector general in Panama City (1977-1981), Nairobi (19851989), and Cairo (1992-1995). He was USAID’s special agent in charge of central