In Memory of Robert J. (Bob) Cunius Sr.

Oct 26, 2012 by Bob Cunius

Robert J. (Bob) Cunius Sr., 79, died on Thursday morning, October 25, at his home in Wilmington, N.C. after a long battle with cancer. He leaves his wife and best friend of 51 years, Lois V. (Adam) Cunius.

He is also survived by his sons Robert J. Cunius Jr. of Olney, MD, John A. Cunius of Wilmington, NC, Michael A. Cunius of Houston, TX, daughter Jacqueline A. Tekesh of Little River, SC, sister Joan Rightley, and 10 grandchildren.

Bob was born in Camden, NJ to Charles and Catherine Cunius. In his early years, he lived in Maple Shade, NJ before moving to Chicago for two years. In 1940, he moved with his family to Philadelphia where he lived until graduating from St. Thomas Moore Catholic Boys High School. In 1951 Bob joined the US Navy and served four years, including the Korean War. He also had stops in Japan, Europe, and Alaska before being honorably discharged in 1955.

Upon returning to Philadelphia, Bob enrolled at Villanova University. He graduated with a BS in Economics in 1959. The following year he married Lois, the love of his life.

After a long and distinguished career in computing at RCA, Univac, and Control Data, Bob and Lo decided that it was time to enjoy the ocean. With all of the kids out of the house, they decided to move to Wilmington, NC. The ocean was something he enjoyed all of his life and it was time to live near the water.

Bob was an avid golfer, and was a long time member of Lakewood Country Club in Maryland, and Landfall Country Club in North Carolina. His fifty year dream came true on March 13th, 2004, where he recorded his first and only hole in one.

Bob was a family man. He was strong, caring, and never complained. He will missed, but we are comforted knowing he is in a better and more comfortable place. We love you.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, October 29th at ...................

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at


Supporter Comments

    "Thoughts and Prayers to the Cunius Family LaMarr & Sharon Lakins"

    Larry LaMarr Lakins II

    Sun Oct 28 04:08:21 EDT 2012

    "Dear Cunius Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. With deepest sympathy, Kevin, Kimberly, Ben and Matthew Logel"

    Kevin, Kimberly, Ben and Matthew Logel

    Sun Oct 28 08:18:00 EDT 2012

    "I memory of Bob Cunius"

    Rodolfo Cooper

    Mon Oct 29 07:36:14 EDT 2012

    "In memory of Bob Cunius who fought gallantly and successfully for many years. May he rest in peace."

    Airey R&E

    Mon Oct 29 09:30:54 EDT 2012

    "You are in our thoughts and prayers. Suzanne and Dave Davis"

    Suzanne and Dave Davis

    Mon Oct 29 01:33:46 EDT 2012

    "Thinking of you and your family!! You will be in our prayers... The Tennant Family"

    Warren Tennant

    Wed Oct 31 11:03:41 EDT 2012

    ""Thoughts and Prayers to the Cunius Family" - Doris Norris"

    Doris Norris

    Wed Oct 31 12:00:08 EDT 2012

    "Mike - our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. "

    The Nunes Family

    Thu Nov 01 10:31:04 EDT 2012

    "Dear Cunius Family, thinking of you during this difficult time. xoxo"

    Martha Jones

    Fri Nov 02 09:50:38 EDT 2012

    "Our love, thoughts, and prayers are with the Cunius family. Sue and Jack Homestead"

    John Homestead

    Sat Nov 03 02:45:21 EDT 2012

    "Bob Cunius was a great man and an extended part of my family for years - I will miss him greatly. I can see him now up in Heaven giving God a solid "How you doin'?""

    Glenn Alba

    Tue Nov 06 09:19:00 EST 2012

    "In memory of my Uncle Bob. Love Kenny Adam and Lorraine"

    Kenny Adam and Lorraine

    Sat Nov 10 04:12:40 EST 2012

    "We are keeping you all in our prayers. Kevin, Katy, Sydney & Sheridan Holt"

    Katy & Kevin Holt

    Thu Nov 15 11:13:11 EST 2012

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In Memory of

Robert J. (Bob) Cunius, Sr.