Note to Troop: Roland Cuellar was the father of Troop 149 Eagle Scout Tony Cuellar. Mr. Cuellar helped the Troop in multiple ways, including being its webmaster and getting his archery training certificate to help with our annual Guns & Arrows campout (see photo below). He recently passed away after a month-long battle with COVID. Here is a memorial to him written by his wife.
A jazz-playing, opera-loving, nature buff from Austin, Texas, Roland Cuellar loved the purity and discipline of archery, the speed of racing cars, and the freedom of being on a bicycle. We like to think he owned more bicycles than he had pairs of shoes; they were certainly more important to him. Roland was born in Austin (1962), received his BS in computer science at the University of Houston, and his MBA in business at UCLA. He loved his work as a software development and lean business process improvement consultant. An introvert, Roland indulged in the quiet of nature, a long bike ride, the solace of a poem, and a raucous Mario Kart tournament with his son Tony. He excelled at go-karts, but rarely beat his son at Mario Kart. Roland encouraged his wife Alison to attend graduate school in California and loved living there. He patiently taught her to climb the Berkeley Hills on her bicycle, too. He grew up exploring nature and could spot a critter better than almost anyone. Roland's proudest accomplishments were as husband and father. He passed away on April 29, 2021, and is survived by his loving wife and son (Alison and Tony), parents (Ann and Mayo), siblings (Roxanne and Ruben), and nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers please consider contributing to www.nature.org, www.peregrinefund.org or give.nationalparks.org
We are compiling shared memories with Roland at https://www.newlywords.com/roland-cuellar-memory-book. Please share your favorite memory and/or photo with us.