Roy Charles Cuny

Roy Charles CunyRoy Charles Cuny, 90 of Ridgefield; husband of Kathryn “Kay” Cuny, died on April 5, 2015.

He was born on August 22, 1924 in Union City, NJ a son of the late Elsie and Julien Cuny.

After a high school career highlighted by an interest in photography and a stint as the marching band’s drum major, he attended Steven’s Institute of Technology. Upon graduation, he served on the Steven’s faculty for several years. During that time, he married his high school sweetheart, Kay Boschert Cuny; they celebrated their 66th anniversary this year.

Roy went on to work as an Engineer and Plant Manager for Lederle Laboratories and later moved to Davis & Geck where, among other activities, he oversaw the design of staplers used to accelerate a patient’s recovery from surgery.

Roy was devoted to his wife and three children; Jan, Roy, and Douglas, and a family which has grown to include seven grandchildren; Jose, Christine, Roy, Michelle, Myrna, Cisco, and Ryan and two great grandchildren; Elayna and Quinton.

He was looking forward to the birth of two additional great grandchildren children and the wedding of one of his grandchildren next month.

Roy’s father was a craftsman and interior decorator, and in continuing that tradition Roy was an accomplished craftsman and engineer; he could build anything and fix anything. He was happy to share those skills with family and friends: he was a neighbor who was always ready to plow a driveway during a winter blizzard or lend a generator after a summer storm.

Roy was an active civic volunteer. He was a volunteer fireman, a member of multiple school boards and planning boards, and a volunteer for Meal on Wheels. He loved woodworking, camping, fishing, marksmanship, skiing, tennis, and barbequing for his family. Though always trim, he always enjoyed good eating, especially with family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Ridgefield Meals on Wheels, 25 Gilbert St., Ridgefield 06877.

Funeral Services will be private; Kane Funeral Home, Ridgefield is in charge of arrangements.

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