Bruno Yuson Cuenca, Jr. was a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother, friend and a faithful diplomatic and public servant. His smile and wisdom will always be treasured in the hearts and memories of those he left behind.
Bruno received a Catholic Jesuit education from grade school to the
university, at the Ateneo de Manila University. He thrived and flurished on the teachings of St. Ignatius Loyola, the holy patron of the Jesuit order
and the Ateneo universities & colleges in the Philippines and around the world. He obtained a college degree in Business Administration at the Ateneo de Manila and his early career was in Sales & Marketing and Project Research & Analysis.
He built a solid career serving the Philippine Government from 1973 to 2002, fist as a Public Information Offier then as a Commercial Attache /
Special Representative/Trade Commissioner, for almost three decades at the Department of Trade and Industry with postings in Switzerland, Germany, Australia, Indonesia and the USA. Prior to his retirement, he assumed the post of Special Trade Representative and Head, Philippine Trade and
Investment Center – Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. (where Vancouver, B.C. Canada is part of his area of jurisdiction).
After his retirement from the diplomatic service in 2002, he worked at the King County Treasury Department (Washington State, USA), and then later on as a Washington State Registered Court Interpreter providing legal, medical
and social services interpretation and translation work until 2014.
Through all those services and travels, he succeeded best in bringing his
families together and raising his children, Catherine Elizabeth and Joseph Gerard, and step-sons, Algo Vincent and Nicolandro.
He was a loving and devoted husband to Iryn and a doting grandfather to Virgilio Bruno and Mireia Ariana. He was a thoughtful father-in-law to Jarin and Dulce. He kept ties with the mother (Remy) of Catherine and Joseph in rearing them.
His surviving sisters Remedios and Agnes remember him fondly as a dutiful brother. He laughed, sang, danced often and much, earned the respect of colleagues and friends with his kind and gentle ways, found and enhanced
the best in all of his family and loved ones. And then made all their lives much better with constant help, encouragement and support of every kind.
He joined our Lord, Redeemer and Creator with his signature Bruno/Jun sweet smile, with a heart of a faithful Christian, leaving his legacy of success and love alive in the hearts and memories of everyone who knew and loved and those who loved him.
Our sincere condolences to Bruno”Jun” Cuenca’s widow, Iryn and the rest of the family.