- 88 years old
- Date of birth: Oct 6, 1927
- Place of birth:
Long Island, New York, United States
- Date of passing: Sep 9, 2016
- Place of passing:
Port Charlotte, Florida, United States
|Let the memory of Ted be with us forever|
Delzeith , Richard Theodore, passed away on September 9, 2016 surrounded by his
family at Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte, FL.
Ted was born on October 6,1927 in New York City, NY to Aloysius and Nell (Desnoyer) Delzeith. He graduated from St. Mary’s HS in Jackson, MI. Ted served in the US Army in Guam and the Philippines under General MacArthur. Upon his honorable discharge, he used his GI
bill to attend Ferris State University where he received his Bachelor of Science in
Pharmacy. Ted was the charter president of the Gamma Chi chapter of the Kappa Psi
fraternity. Ted spent his career as a pharmacist in Jackson, Blissfield and even after
retirement in FL. Ted was married to his beloved wife, Mildred, for 59 years and was a
proud father, grandfather and Great-Papa. An avid boater, Ted became a Captain in
the Power Squadron and taught classes for many years. He was also an adjunct
professor at the University of Toledo where he mentored many pharmacy interns. He
was an active participant in the Devil’s Lake and North Cape Yacht Clubs and enjoyed
nothing more than a day of sailing on the lake. After retiring to Florida, Ted and Mildred
spent many years serving Meals on Wheels to shut-ins. He was also a member of the
Peace River Car Club and the Peace River Boat Club. He was a member of the San
Antonio Catholic Church. Ted and Mildred spent many years traveling in their
Sportsmobile and were active in the Sportsmobile Club. Ted will be remembered for his
commitment and devotion to his family.
He is survived by his daughters, Sarah (Ron) Rudland, Anne (Rick) Ryan, Lisa (Mike) Jordon, Becky (Brian) Tejkl. He was grandfather to Will (Mollie), Lauren (Christopher), Eric (Kristin), Brigette (Brian), Austin, Michael, Andrea, Christian (Melinda), MacKenzie (Alex), Meghan, Bailey (Zach), Brody and Braxton. He was also a very proud Great-Papa to Ella, Wyatt, Sophie, Nolan, Ethan, Myla, Cadence and Paul. Ted will also be greatly missed by Katherine
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Mildred, son Richard Jr.,
grandsons Tommy, Alexander, Kevin and Trey, sister Jeanne and brother-in-law
The family wishes to thank the many health care providers at Fawcett Memorial
and Tidewell Hospice for their care and compassion. Memorial services will be held at
a later time in Michigan and at San Antonio Catholic Church, Punta Gorda, FL.
Contributions may be made to the Peace River Wildlife Center and/or Tidewell Hospice,
Ted may be kindly remembered at icscremationandfunerals.org and facebook.com/icscremationandfunerals
Please leave a tribute for family below:
"As a child who lived near delzieths pharmacy, we rode our bikes frequently to shop there. My father, jim Fischer was a salesman who took care of their candy and misc. Orders for years. I remember most of the family and I pray God's peace to be with you.amy Fischer keller"
"Ted was one of the first who welcomed me to Blissfield when I had arrived in 1964. We had many discussions on the value of education while in the pharmacy. I remember many lessons that he shared with me as a young, inexperienced teacher. God bless TED and family.DMJ Winkler Blissfield"
"Rest in peace Ted"
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