Theodore G. Mixer '50
Deceased April 22, 2014
Ted passed away on April 22, 2014.
Born in Flint, Mich., he spent most of his life in the Midwest, particularly in Ohio, where his family had lived as far back as 1816. His maternal great-grandfather was owner and publisher of the Columbus Gazette.
After graduating from Governor Drummer Academy, he entered Amherst, joining Beta Theta Pi. He was on the soccer and wrestling teams and worked on the Olio and Touchstone.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. On his release from the service, he was a stockbroker for many years and then worked for the Ohio state retirement system and the Ohio state lottery program. In "retirement" he worked for numerous charitable organizations, serving as president of the Columbus chapter of the Order of Symposiarchs and becoming its treasurer for life. In his own town of Grove City, among other endeavors, he supported the food pantry and became known as "Omar the bread man" after delivering bread to the Pantry for a very long time.
Ted leaves his wife of 60 years, Jane (Western Michigan '53); four children; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.
George Hiller '50
When I read the sample letters that were sent out, they seemed so thoughtful or intellectual that it concerned me, but here goes:
(1) The only picture of me that I know of taken at Amherst other than team or group ones.
(2) One of my favorite members of the college community performing his famous towel dance.
(3) A picture of what I have been doing for the last fifty years other than working or doing volunteer work. The dog is no direct relative;
My Alzheimer-like memory provides me with little history to write about. In fact when after forty years, I got together with my old roomie, Roger Clapp, he asked about a goal post piece from UMass, and I had absolutely no idea what he was talking about. But then again I had the same sort of questions and blank memory at my 50 year Prep School Reunion.
But all in all I do remember my years at Amherst as full of good experiences, good comrades and even some studying. However, even though my grades were not great, my degree did help me leave the Iron Foundry Industry and get a job at Amherst Inc. aka Merrill Lynch etc.
That got me to Columbus, OH where after several moves, I went from the Investment business to the speculation business of the Ohio Lottery.