Theodore (“Ted”) Agius, 80, of Atlanta, Georgia and formerly of Alpena, Michigan, passed away, with his family by his side, on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Ted was born in Detroit, Michigan on February 18, 1932 to the late Frank Anthony Agius and Mary (Maria Serraino) Agius. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War, stationed in Japan. On June 29, 1968 he married the former Barbara L. Bleau.
He worked as a painter and decorator in Florida and Michigan, and later was employed by Fletcher Paper Company until retirement. After retirement, he was an inventor and holds a U.S. Patent.
Ted was a naturalist and enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping, gun-smithing, decoy carving and taxidermy. He also enjoyed gardening and cooking.
Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Barbara; daughter Annette (Husband Derek Idalski) of Atlanta, Georgia; son Thomas Agius (Wife Helen Zhu) of Hong Kong, son Dr. Matthew Agius (Fiance Robin Johnston) of Austin, Texas; Grandchildren; Ashley Grace Idalski, Max Anthony Agius, Sara Lain Idalski, and Mia Serene Agius.
Preceding him in death are brothers; Vincent, Frank and James; sisters; Josephine, Carrie, Beatrice, Katherine, Delores (“Emma”), and Marianna.