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Edward "Ted" McCagg


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Edward "Ted" McCagg Obituary
Edward "Ted" McCagg

Ted. Dad. Bamps. Pops. Big Ted. And Edward King McCagg II passed away November 2, 2017 in his home town of Kirkland, WA.

Born April 11, 1935 in New York, NY to Louis Butler McCagg and Martha Love McCagg, he spent his childhood in Katonah, NY, a cherished place where adventure seemed to lay around every corner. He attended Cooperstown Academy and The Pomfret School before enrolling at Harvard University, where he was a proud member of the varsity crew. He stayed in Cambridge to get his Masters in Architecture at the Harvard School of Design, then came west to Seattle in 1963 to begin his career. What would follow was 50 years in airport planning and design at the firms T.R.A., NBBJ, and HOK, during which he had a hand in designing over 100 airports in the U.S., 15 in the Middle East and Europe, and 15 in the Far East and Pacific region, along the way becoming a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.

Rowing was a constant presence in Ted's life, passed down from his father and brother, then pursued in college and after. Having just missed making the Olympic teams in 1960 and 1964, he became a mainstay in the Northwest rowing community, passing along his love for the sport as a coach and early advocate of women's rowing, a role that helped pave the way for his twin daughters to compete in three separate Olympic Games.

He is survived by Sharon, his wife of 51 years, his twin daughters, Mary Larin (Kane) and Betsy Hills (Joe), his son, Ted McCagg (Kate), his five grandchildren, Piper, Katie, Gemma, Jack, and Vivienne, and his sisters, Caroline McCagg and Mary Perkins.

A memorial service will be held at 11 am, Wednesday, December 27th at The George Pocock Rowing Club, 3320 Fuhrman Ave E, Seattle, WA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Page Ahead http://www.pageahead.org/
Published in The Seattle Times on Nov. 5, 2017
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