Robert Clare "Ted" Good was born on January 8, 1924 in Chicago to R.C. and Elsa Good. He was called to heaven on November 2, 2013 after a long illness. Ted's family moved to Minneapolis in 1929, where he grew up and graduated from West High School. His talent for writing appeared early, and he won an award for a short story written during his school years. The attack on Pearl Harbor came one month before his 18th birthday, and he enlisted in the Army Air Force while attending the University of Minnesota. He served with the 8th Air Force, 466th Bomb Group in Attlebridge, England. After the war, he resumed his studies at the University of Minnesota, where he was a member of Psi Upsilon and where he met the love of his life, Joanne Tufty. They married in 1949, and enjoyed 64 years together, a great life shared with their two children, Stephen and Susan; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Ted spent most of his career working for Sears, Roebuck & Co. in Chicago, and while an executive there he earned his MBA at the University of Chicago. He retired as Vice President of the Sears Foundation. Ted flew small planes and gliders, and made silver jewelry. He also loved classic cars and traveling. He and Joanne enjoyed returning many times to the family cabin where they had honeymooned, in the woods of northern Minnesota. He was a kind, caring and thoughtful man, devoted to his family. He will be missed by everyone who knew him, and by his family most of all.
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Published in the Arizona Daily Star on Nov. 6, 2013