Edward J. (Ted) Culhan, Jr., age 65, passed away on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Ted passed away after a yearlong struggle due to complications from a brain hemorrhage suffered on November 24, 2017.
Ted was born November 16, 1952 to Mary and Edward Culhan, Sr. in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The youngest of their two children.
Ted grew up in Dahlgren, Virginia on the Navy Base there, his father a veteran of World War II worked for the Navy Weapons Lab. Ted was very active in the Boy Scouts of America achieving the coveted rank of Eagle Scout. Ted also played High School football for King George high school. After graduation, Ted attended Community College, dug ditches, and worked in construction to save money for school. Ted later moved to Florida and graduated from the Florida Technological college which would later became the University of Central Florida. Ted then attended Nova Law School and worked as an Orange County Corrections Officer and was sworn in as an Orange County Deputy Sheriff Bailiff while attending Law School. Ted was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1980. He was then sworn in as an Assistant State Attorney for the Ninth Judicial Circuit in and for Orange County Florida. In 1985 Ted married fellow Assistant State Attorney Pam Smith and the two went on to have two children, Gary and Kevin Culhan. Although Ted and Pam later divorced they remained close friends.
Ted served his community as a Corrections Officer, Deputy Sherriff Bailiff, and an Assistant State Attorney for the 9th, 18th and 5th Judicial Circuits. Ted was proud of his 38 years as an Attorney as well as his service in the Boy Scouts of America where he was an Eagle Scout and a member of the Order of the Arrow and later a Cub Scout and Boy Scout leader for his two sons whom he loved dearly.
Ted is preceded in death by his father Edward Culhan, his older sister Judy Culhan-Eason, and his mother Mary Culhan. Ted is survived by his loving former wife Pam Smith, two sons Kevin Culhan and Gary Culhan, Daughter-in-law Kathleen Culhan, and Granddaughter Dorothy Culhan.
Services for Ted will be held on December 1, 2018 at 11AM at Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Apopka, Florida in their chapel, 834 S Orange Blossom Trail, Apopka, FL 32703. A reception will be held after the funeral Mass at Baldwin Brothers Funeral Home in Apopka, Florida at 2036 Sprint Blvd #10, Apopka, FL 32703.