- 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 email@example.com, 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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