Died on Sunday, July 8 surrounded by the love of his family. Ted was born September 21, 1948. His parents are Vickie and Ted Fitch (deceased). He is survived by his wife Judy, daughters Kerry Fitch and Heather Payne (Richard) and grandchildren Beth and Matthew Payne. He is also survived by brothers-in-law Jim and Larry Whalon and their families, and Patti Keates and her family. Ted grew up and lived in Healdsburg. He was a Humboldt State graduate and was a Peace Corp volunteer. Ted loved cooking, nature, the Russian River and his dog, Gus. A mass will be celebrated on July 29 at 2:30 p.m. at St. John's Catholic Church located at 208 Matheson St, Healdsburg, CA. Following the service, there will be a gathering to celebrate Ted's life at 1383 Gumview Rd, Windsor, CA. The family would like to give a special thanks to Hospice by the Bay. Donations in Ted's name may be made to Hospice by the Bay, 17 E. Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Larkspur, CA 94939. Santa Rosa Mortuary Eggen & Lance Chapel, 545-3747.
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Published Online in the Press Democrat from July 22 to July 23, 2012