Ted J. Martindale

January 16, 1954 - November 29, 2017




    Ted J. Martindale, 63, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 29, 2017.  He is survived by his daughter, Brandie; his ex-wife, Julie; his mother, Sharon Lou; and brothers, Kevin and Chris.  

He was preceded in death by his father, Ted F. Martindale; an infant sister, Lynne Anne; and both sets of grandparents.  

There will be no public visitation, but you are invited to leave your thoughts and condolences here, or you could make a contribution to the Monroe County Animal Shelter in his name.  He would've liked that.

   Ted worked as an accountant, among other positions, but he never quite found employment to match his gregarious nature and sense of humor.  He was a big pro wrestling fan among other sports, and still quite proud of his time coaching Little League football, back in the day.  He was a big fan of Stephen King (the earlier works, at least) and in fact created the hero of Chris Stiles for the horror novel NIGHTBLOOD.  He had many other interests, especially survival science and woodscraft, but health problems in his later years would not allow him to pursue them to the fullest.  Despite his pain he helped to take care of his ailing mother when she needed him, and showed that he was someone you could count on in a pinch.

   Ted was not a particularly religious person, and his views of an afterlife are not known.  But what matters is that he was loved when he was here, and that he will be sorely missed now that he's gone.

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    So sorry to hear about Ted.  The Martindales were my neighbors for for about 10 yrs. Never boring with Ted around. You have my condolences Lou, Kevin, and Chris! R.I.P. Ted

    Roxane Gavin

    So sorry to hear of Teddy's passing.  We have a lot of wonderful childhood memories of him.  Especially at family gatherings, he was always the life of the party with his quick wit, and bubbly personality.  Fly high Teddy!  Heaven truly got another angel!!  Keeping your family in our prayers.

    Korki Smith Tharp

    So sorry for your family’s loss.

    Mary Jane Abram

    I'm saddened to hear of Ted's passing.  Brandie and Julie - he loved you both so much!!!  I'm so sorry for your loss!!!  Everyone who was touched by his gift of humour will miss him!!!  I appreciated how tender and thoughtful he could be...especially with animals!!!   Sending you prayers for comfort…

    Cherly Ann Wilcoxon