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5482Ted Sneed

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  • pcvpcv
    Jun 24, 2010
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      I'm sorry about the loss. You are welcome to place Ted's information in this group http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/peacecorpsobit

      --- In ujeni@yahoogroups.com, kristen cheney <kcheney12@...> wrote:
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      > It's sad, indeed. Thanks for sharing the information, David.
      >
      > Yendani bwino, Ted.
      >
      > Kristen
      >
      > On Sun, Jun 20, 2010 at 3:33 PM, David Binkowski <d_bink@...> wrote:
      >
      > >
      > >
      > > It is with a very heavy heart that I forward this terribly shocking and sad
      > > news about the passing of Ted Sneed. Ted was a PCV in Malawi in the early
      > > 60's but he also did a lot of work in the country when we were there in the
      > > 90's. I was expecting Ted to arrive in SF in a week or so to help me with
      > > some construction so I was shocked when I found out this information this
      > > morning. There is some contact information below if you want to get in
      > > touch with his family.
      > > Regards, David Binkowski
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
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      > >
      > >
      > > ------------------------------
      > > Date: Sun, 20 Jun 2010 11:45:39 -0700
      > > From: learned_mike@...
      > > Subject: Fw: Ted Sneed
      > > To: d_bink@...
      > >
      > > David:
      > > I'll call you also.
      > > Mike
      > >
      > > --- On *Fri, 6/18/10, nancy Laursen <nglaursen@...>* wrote:
      > >
      > >
      > > From: nancy Laursen <nglaursen@...>
      > > Subject: Ted Sneed
      > > To: "lotters" <wslotter@...>, "bravinder" <bravinder@...>,
      > > "basom" <cbasom@...>, "duane Laursen" <laursen1@...>, "glass" <
      > > gmglass@...>, "wolgin" <jmwolgin@...>, "carla" <
      > > cbasom@...>, "parks" <carltonparks@...>, "hornburg" <
      > > mariskany@...>, "ellis" <itec@...>, "learned" <
      > > learned_mike@...>
      > > Date: Friday, June 18, 2010, 1:31 PM
      > >
      > > Dear Friends,
      > >
      > > We wanted to share some information with you concerning Ted. His death
      > > still seems unreal to us. His brother said that although Ted appeared to be
      > > in great physical health, the coroner confirmed that his arteries were
      > > occluded by plaque due to extremely high cholesterol. Ted had only recently
      > > learned that his cholesterol was high and had just started on medication. He
      > > was jogging on the beach in San Diego when he had a massive heart attack. He
      > > was found unconscious and was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced
      > > dead.
      > >
      > > Duane talked with Ted's brother Michael in Virginia. He has already been
      > > to California to retrieve Ted's car and some other personal things. He also
      > > went to Austin to take care of Ted's shop. Michael said that his
      > > brother,Bob, will be planning a memorial celebration for July or August in
      > > Virginia. Ted's brother, Richard, lives in Rancho Mirage, and is hoping to
      > > plan some sort of memorial here in California later. If you want to send a
      > > note or contact Ted's family, here is the info:
      > >
      > > Michael Sneed
      > > 2062 Lake Audubon Ct.
      > > Reston, VA 20191
      > > Phone: (703) 391-6167
      > > Email: mbs44@...
      > >
      > > Richard Sneed
      > > 72420 Doheny Dr.
      > > Rancho Mirage, Ca 92270-4030
      > > Phone: (760) 346-6311
      > > no email
      > >
      > > Michael said that he would appreciate it if we all could let others know
      > > about Ted. They don't have any contact information. We have spoken with
      > > (or emailed) the Lotters, Jerry Wolgin, Carla Basom, Carlton and Leslie
      > > Parks, Judy Ellis, Gordon Glass, Maria Hornburg, and Michael Learned. Jane
      > > has contacted Phyllis Bravinder, Mike Hill, and Linda Millette. If you are
      > > in contact with anyone else that knew Ted, please let them know -- and then
      > > let us know so that we can tell Michael.
      > >
      > > On a less-business-like note, I just want to share how much Ted's
      > > friendship has meant to us. Ted and I student-taught together in Peace
      > > Corps training, and then, as you know, he was our closest friend in Malawi
      > > (Mlanda and Ncheu were only 35 miles apart.) Our hikes up Mt. Mlanda were
      > > wonderful times of sharing and singing (did you know he had a beautiful
      > > voice?) We have seen each other many times through the years, and most
      > > recently ,he stayed with us while helping us build a fence and gate. He
      > > played Team Trivia with us on Tuesday nights in a local bar (he knew LOTS
      > > of stuff!) Afterwards, he came back to our house to watch "Glee" - and
      > > usually sang at the piano. The three of us were really looking forward to
      > > meeting a guy from Malawi last Saturday night. We all practiced the Malawi
      > > national anthem to sing for him. Duane and I did go - and had wonderful
      > > conversation - but there was such a hole in my heart. Ted was an
      > > interesting, interested, kind, caring, loving friend. We still find it hard
      > > to believe that he is gone. . .
      > >
      > > Pitani bwino,
      > >
      > > Nancy and Duane
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
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