THEODORE REED CROMWELL III Former U.S. Marine and businessman, passed away after battling cancer on December 4 at his home in Riverside, CA with his wife of 44 years by his side. Cromwell, 65, is survived by his wife, Carol; sons, Theodore Reed IV and Zachariah Abraham; daughter, Candice Alexandra; and six grandchildren. Born on November 25, 1947 to Christine and Theodore Reed Cromwell Jr. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ted served two tours in Vietnam, earning two purple hearts and a bronze star for heroism. After Ted was discharged from the Marine Corps, he met Carol and they were married less than 3 weeks later. They soon relocated to California, where he began his careers in the music and garments industries. It was there that he touched many people, altering both their lives and his own. Theodore Reed Cromwell III was a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 12 at Thomas Miller Mortuary in Corona, CA. at 11:30am and military honors will be held at 2pm at Riverside National Cemetery.
Published in Press-Enterprise on December 11, 2012