FW: Ted Sneed
- Here is some updated information I received in an email from Ted's younger brother. I still cannot believe that our wonderful Ted is gone...
Subject: RE: Ted Sneed
Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2010 21:58:01 -0400
So glad to hear from you. I have been searching for the name in SF of the infamous cottage/studio owner Ted was going to work on. I had seen your name and number in his cell and address book but hadn't gottena round to contacting you.
As you can imagine, his family is still shocked about this news. Hard to believe Ted is gone. I'm his younger brother and probably the one he spent the most time with. Ted has lived with us off and on when he came thru Dc - on the way to and from Africa. And, it has fallen to me to handle his affairs now. Not a pleasant job.
We are planning a memorial service in Arlington, VA, on Sunday, AUG 29, at 2 PM. Please pass this along to others in your circle of Ted's friends. Of cousre, any one who can make it is more than welcome. We also welcome any pictures, thoughts, stories, etc. We plan on having posters spread around the room that day. Your E-mail was very much appreciated as it shows Ted's spirit and friendship.
Feel free to contact me if you so desire.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org, kristen cheney <kcheney12@...> wrote:
> It's sad, indeed. Thanks for sharing the information, David.
> Yendani bwino, Ted.
> 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
> > ------------------------------
> > 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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