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Theodore G. "Ted" Mixer

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Theodore G. "Ted" Mixer Obituary
Mixer Theodore G. "Ted" Mixer, age 86, was born to William Sr. and Helen-Mar (Glenn) Mixer in Flint, MI. Ted's mother's family has resided in central Ohio since 1816. His maternal great grandfather was the owner and publisher of the Columbus Gazette. Ted was preceded in death by his parents, brother William Jr. and sister and brother-in-law Nancy and Rees Dean. His survivors include his wife, Jane of 60 years; children, Kristi (Mike) Strzyzewski, Ted Jr., Rob Mixer, and Kathi (Scott) Spurgeon; grandchildren, Mike (Amanda) Strzyzewski, Karin (Scott) Pifer, Rob Mixer Jr., Olivia (Chris) Fannin, Delaney Mixer, Taren, Caley and Kierra Spurgeon; great grandson, Hudson Pifer; and numerous nieces and nephews. Ted graduated from Amherst College in 1950 with a BA in History and Economics. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. Ted served in the US Army during the Korean War. A stockbroker for many years, Ted also worked for the Ohio State Retirement System and the Ohio State Lottery from which he retired from in 1988. His many volunteer activities included serving on the 1st Board of Directors of the Association of Retarded Children (ARC), now known as the Association for the Developmentally Disabled), and the Board of Directors for the Visiting Nurses (now Life Care Alliance). He was a long time member of the Columbus Chapter of the Order of Symposiarch's serving as President and then later as Treasurer for life. Over the years that he lived in Grove City, He was also active in many Grove City community organizations including a founding member of the Grove City Jaycee's, Friends of the Library, the Farmers' Market, and the Food Pantry and affectionately known for 10 years as "Omar the Bread Man delivering bread to local food pantries. He also was involved with the sons' Indian Guide groups and served on Richard Ave Elementary School's PTA Board. A long time member of The Little Theater off Broadway in Grove City, (LTOB), Ted mainly worked backstage, but he did appear as both Bud and Norval in "Dearly Departed". In 2012 he was awarded the Ohio Community Theater Association's (OCTA) Hall of Fame Award for his many years of service to Community Theater. Ted was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church but attended the Grove City United Methodist Church. He and Jane enjoyed traveling in Europe and Hawaii and he also loved working in his yard and flower gardens. Visitation will be held on Sunday April 27, 2014 from 1-5 p.m. at the SCHOEDINGER GROVE CITY CHAPEL, 3920 Broadway, where funeral service will be held on Monday, April 28, 2014 at 10 a.m. with Pastor Tom Wilson officiating. Interment to follow at Green Lawn Cemetery. Special thanks to the staff at Monterey Care Center for their wonderful care of Ted. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Little Theatre Off Broadway or the . Please visit www.schoedinger.com to sign Ted's online guest book or to leave a special memory or photo.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Apr. 25 to Apr. 26, 2014
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