Religions and Spirituality

Chatham Celebrates a Life: Alice Burton Lundt, 1916-2017

Chatham's Elizabeth Stuart sings "Amazing Grace" at Memorial Service for Alice Lundt Credits: TAP Chatham
Alice Burton Lundt - Aug. 10, 1916 - May 15, 2017 Credits: Tom Salvas
Family and friends of Alice Lundt filled Gloria Dei Lutheran Church to celebrate her life on Saturday Credits: TAP Chatham
Caretaker Barbara Hanley shared her remembrances of Alice Lundt Credits: TAP Chatham
Terry and Tom Berry each shared remembrances of Alice Lundt during the Memorial Service held Saturday Credits: TAP Chatham
Diane O'Brien shares her remembrances of Alice Lundt at Memorial Service held Saturday in Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Credits: TAP Chatham
The Rev. Dr. Christa M. Compton of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church gives her homily during Memorial Service for Alice Lundt Credits: TAP Chatham

CHATHAM, NJ - Family and friends of Alice Burton Lundt filled Gloria Dei Lutheran Church on Saturday to celebrate her 100 years of life with a Memorial Service.

Lundt, a 64-year resident of Chatham, died May 15, 2017, after a life that touched so many in a positive way.

"God has loved her through all the seasons of her life ... come now and rest in eternal peace. Amen," Gloria Dei's Rev. Dr. Christa M. Compton said in her homily.

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Barbara Hanley, Terry and Tom Berry, and Diane O'Brien each shared remembrances of Lundt and soloist Elizabeth Stuart sang "Amazing Grace" during the service. There was a reception held in the church hall after the service

Born in Manitoba, Canada, Lundt moved to Chatham Township in 1941, where she and her husband, Marvin, raised their two daughters, Christine Lambertus and Sarah McCoubrey.

Lundt worked for Chatham Township as a clerk, administrator and treasurer over a 30-year period and the Chatham Township Municipal Building was dedicated in her name in 1988.

An original member of the building committee at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Lundt helped create the Senior Center of the Chathams; served as a member of the Library of the Chathams Board of Trustees; served as a member of the Adult School Board; chaired the Chatham Township Republican County Committee; was a lifetime member of the Chatham Township Art League, and also served two years as president of the Chatham Township Historical Society.

Hanley, who served as Lundt's caretaker in her finals years, told how she rode in a 1912 Model T during the 2016 Chatham Fourth of July Parade weeks before her 100th birthday.

"What a great birthday parade," Lundt told Hanley afterwards.




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