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Obituaries

Obituaries

Timothy Alan Cudd 1956 - 2012 Gainesville, FL

Timothy Alan Cudd died peacefully at Haven Hospice Center in Gainesville, FL on August 26, 2012. He is survived by his beloved wife Evelyn, daughter and son-in- law Kathleen and Avi Baumstein, grandchildren Anna and Caleb, mother Bernice Daniels, father and step-mother, Kermit and Anne Cudd, sister and brother-in-law Ann Cudd and Neal Becker, nephews Alex and Thomas Becker, brother Ben Cudd and sister-in-law Lynn McCarty, and loyal dogs Tazer and Sheba.
Born Sept. 2, 1956 in Rapid City, SD, Tim attended school through Jr. High in Worthington, Ohio and graduated from Mt. Vernon (Ohio) H.S. His lifelong interest in horses sent him to England for British Horse Society certification and next led him to the University of Tennessee where he became a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. He practiced veterinary medicine in Lexington, KY where he developed the first private practice neo-natal foal clinic in the U.S. Because of his growing interest in research, Tim moved on to the University of FL where he earned a Ph.D in physiology, specializing in endocrinology of the mother-fetal interaction controlling parturition. In 1994 he joined Texas A&M faculty where he ran a large National Institutes of Health funded lab devoted to more effectively diagnosing and treating fetal alcohol syndrome. He coordinated the physiology course for first year veterinary students and worked tirelessly to improve teaching methods that would achieve his goal of developing compassionate and caring veterinarians.
Tim and Evelyn cared for their horses on Cantata Ranch, a farm he dearly loved sharing with Evelyn’s third grade classes, his grandchildren and nephews. They bred, trained and competed dressage horses. Their first foal won numerous breed show awards and was a finalist at the Young Horse Championships in Lexington, Kentucky. Tim was devoted to his family and pets and will be remembered and sorely missed by all who knew him.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests gift contributions to Haven Hospice in Gainesville , FL or the ALS Society. A celebration of Tim’s life will be held on Sunday September 2, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church on West Newberry Road at 4:00.
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