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Ted Wallace RYDER



RYDER

Ted Wallace, 61, our beloved father, "Pop-pop", son, brother, and friend passed into the arms of Jesus on Dec 27th, 2012 in Fort Myers FL, following a heart attack. Until the end, his family was by his side, praying for a miracle. As a father, his love and loyalty was unmatched. We laughed with him, cried with him, relied on him, and ran to him.. As a "Pop-pop", his laughter and giving spirit made him larger than life to his grandchildren, who will miss him dearly. As a certified Orthotist, he faithfully and compassionately served patients with The Brace Shop and Prosthetic services and eventually through Hanger Orthotics. Patients remember his gentle tone, consistent care, and expert craftsmanship. He was a guiding light to many in this community, who alongside Ted, learned to walk, run, follow their passions, and celebrate their strengths. And oh how he celebrated the people he loved and the places he enjoyed! As a sailor and adventurist, he had a profound love for living and moving on lakes and oceans, and thus to honor his life passion, his remains were committed to the sea around his sailboat, "Serenity". Ted is survived by his daughter, Sara Floyd (Tommy); his son, Justin Ryder (Libby); his 5 adoring grandchildren: Ella, Jack, Ava, and Cash. His fifth grandchild, a little girl, who is scheduled to arrive in January will be his namesake, Teddy. He also leaves behind his partner of 4 years, Shirley Lambert; his mother, Joy Ryder Moore; his siblings Kris, Todd, Tracy, Greg, Shelly, Shawn; his 12 nieces and nephews and many loyal friends. His late father, George Ryder, and nephew Sawyer greeted him in heaven. Though there is a sense of devastating loss for those who loved him, there is also an overwhelming sense of gratitude to God for having been a part of his beautiful life. His children have chosen to honor him with a Celebration of Life Memorial on Saturday, January 5 at The Covington Madison at 6p. Please visit http://celebrationoflifefortedryder.blogspot.com/ for details.

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Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on Jan. 2, 2013
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