Ralph D. Teunis Sr., 82, a retired partner in Teunis Opticians in Washington who had been a member of the Civitan Club of Washington for 50 years, died Jan. 23 at Shady ygrove Adventist Hospital after a stroke.
Mr. Teunis was a native of Grand Rapids, Mich. He was an optical equipment salesman in Pittsburgh and served in the Navy in World War 1 before coming to Washington in 1919. Later that year he joined his late brothers, Bill and Jack, as a partner of Teunis Opticians in Washington.
Since retiring from the business in 1960, Mr. Teunis had divided his time between his homes in Gaithersburg and Fort Myers, Fla. He was a member of Calvary Methodist Church inWashington and the Eastgate Masonic Lodge No. 34.
Survivors include his wife, Harriet, of Gaithersburg and Fort Myers; two sons, Dr. Ralph D., of Bethesda, and Dr. Robert H., of Gaithersburg; two stepsons, Larry Wooldridge of Louisville, Ky., and Tommy Wooldridge of Los Angeles; two stepdaughters, Betty Haven of Rockville, and Anne Skinner of Marietta, Ga.; a brother, H. Albert, of Grand Rapids; Jean Keaveney of Silver Spring, and Bernice Mann and Ruth Teunis, both of Washington; six grandchildren, and five stepgrandchildren.