Robert R. (Bob) Muntz (1923-1978) is a native of Sylvannia, Ohio. He entered basic training for World War II at Camp Fannin, Tyler, and it was during this time (Summer 1943) that he met Maurine Genecov. After serving in the Army in Europe several years during the Battle of the Bulge, he married Maurine Genecov on June 1, 1947. After the war, he completed a Baccalaureate Degree in Chemistry from the University of Toledo. After graduating from the University of Toledo, he moved to Austin to teach Chemistry at The University of Texas.