Deceased June 8, 2022

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In Memory

Ted and I met on the athletic field in a pickup game of soccer. It was the day before classes would start in September 1951. We would both earn our “numerals” playing soccer that season on a freshman team that went undefeated and unscored upon. It was the beginning of a friendship that sadly came to an end on June 8, 2022.

Hebron Academy in Maine prepped him for Amherst, where he majored in history. After earning a master’s degree in education from Harvard, he joined the U.S. Air Force in 1957 to complete his ROTC obligation, serving until 1960, flying F-100s in Arizona and Texas.

While at Amherst, he and I shared a strong interest in music, participating in the Glee Club as well as helping our mutual fraternity, Phi Psi, win the interfraternity sing twice.

Ted married his wonderful wife of 46 years, Priscilla, in 1976. They shared four children: his two and her two from previous marriages. He carried a strong interest in golf, tennis, oil painting and sailing and was especially proud of his streetside garden at his summer home on North Haven Island, off the coast of Maine. Bridge continued to be a great diversion for him, and he even played “phone” bridge up until the time of his passing.

Ted spent his career in investment management and financial services with Nuveen, Wellington and Invesco. He kept time for Amherst in his regular attendance at our class reunions. Home visits kept us together, with summer homes in Maine in both cases. We also shared a wonderful Viking cruise on the Rhine River from Basel, Switzerland, to Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Appropriately, the recessional at Ted’s funeral in Woods Hole, Mass., was the Amherst “Senior Song.” Ted really did love Amherst.

Jim Dillon ’55