SMETHPORT - Ted J. Hyde, 65, of Smethport, died Wednesday (Dec. 26, 2012).
He was born April 6, 1947, in Kane, a son of Teddy James and Lena Pais Hyde-Petruzzi.
Mr. Hyde was a 1965 graduate of Smethport Area High School and was a corporal in the United States Marine Corps
, serving during Vietnam from 1966 to 1968.
Mr. Hyde worked on the Alaskan Pipeline when it was being installed during the 1970s, and ultimately was employed as a postal clerk at the Smethport Post Office.
He was a member of the VFW
; Smethport Post #2497, the American Legion; John Berg Post #976 of Crosby and the Smethport Country Club. He was an avid outdoorsman.
He is survived by one sister, Tina Petruzzi of Smethport; and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his biological father, Teddy J. Hyde Sr., on July 23, 1947; a brother, Thomas Petruzzi, on Feb. 3, 1966; his father who raised him, Raymond F. Petruzzi, on Sept. 3, 2008; and his mother, Lena D. Petruzzi, on Sept. 2, 2010.
There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the VFW, Smethport Post #2497. Military honors will be accorded by members of the American Legion, Bucktail Post #138 of Smethport and John Berg Post #976 of Crosby.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the VFW, Smethport Post #2497 or the Hamlin Memorial Library, Smethport.
Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc., Smethport