Theodore “Sonny” W. Cuny, Jr.
Theodore “Sonny” W. Cuny, Jr. passed away peacefully from this world on May 4, 2011, at the age of 77 after valiantly battling a terrible disease for many years. His Alzheimer’s Disease, however, never dulled his spark. He was always laughing and dancing, talking to anybody who would listen, forever saluting the American flag, and thoroughly enjoying his life. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Evelyn Blaushild Cuny, his children, Donna of Montgomery, Texas and Mark of Sacramento, California, and their families. His brother, John A. Cuny of Winnsboro, Louisiana, and his many loving nieces, nephews, extended family and friends will remember a proud, patriotic, loving man whom we all will dearly miss. Ted truly adored his Yorkie “buddy”, Winston. Ted was born on May 14, 1933 in Winnsboro, Louisiana to Theodore (Pat) and Gertrude Cuny. He and his brother worked alongside their father at the family dairy. Ted met his love, Evelyn, at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana in 1951 and they wed in 1953. His ROTC training through college led to a career as an officer in the United States Air Force after graduation. While working in the Office of Special Investigations in the USAF he and his family traveled the globe extensively. Ted and Evelyn raised two children in many parts of the world from Tokyo, Japan, to Bangkok, Thailand, to Seoul, Korea, in addition to many bases in America. He was a member of the competitive USAF Pistol Marksmanship Team where he won numerous medals both in the USA and abroad. After 21 years serving our country, he embarked on a successful second career in financial planning. He retired in 1976 from Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, Nebraska, and eventually moved to Montgomery, Texas. He donated much of his time and resources to various causes. Being an O negative universal blood donor, hospitals called for his blood donations frequently for babies and trauma victims. Ted donated more than 4 gallons of blood over a 7 year period. He taught the “55 Alive Driving Course” for the AARP and he and his wife, Evelyn, helped in the preservation of Ellis Island. Ted’s many hobbies included hunting, fishing, gardening, breeding horses, raising hay, and riding his tractor and 4-wheel ATV. Unfortunately, his Alzheimer’s put an end to these activities, but it did not dampen his spirit. The twinkle in his eye, his mischievous grin, and his wry humor remained. His wife Evelyn once said, “Ted loves life and life loves Ted. His faith and his family are his life”. Visitation will be 5:00 to 8:00pm Monday at Metcalf Funeral Directors. The Graveside service will be 2:00pm Tuesday at Centuries Memorial Park, Shreveport, La.. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the Alzheimer’s Association www.alz.org/donate) PO Box 96011 Washington, DC 20090-6011 or the charity of your choice in Ted Cuny’s name. The family would like to thank The Odyssey House for their excellent compassionate care.