Smith, Theodore S. M.D. Dr. Ted Smith passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, August 18. Born November 24, 1918 in Washington D.C., the son of an army doctor, Dr. Smith lived in Hawaii, the Philippines, California, Oregon and on Liberty Island in New York Harbor. A graduate of the University of Oregon and Oregon Health Sciences University, he served as a doctor with the Army's 155th General Hospital in England in 1944-5. Following the war, he was a pediatrician and allergist for many years in Minneapolis, serving as chief of staff at Swedish Hospital. He also served as Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota. He was a longtime member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and often distracted his young patients with a trick while giving them a shot. Dr. Smith was preceded in death by his wives Constance Morgan Smith and Jean Wallace and by his son, Theodore S. Smith, Jr. He is survived by his sons, Michael (Charlotte) and their son, Ted; William and partner, Deborah Horne; and James (Rebecca Grumet) and their sons Brian and Eric. The family would like to thank the staff at Fairview Hospice and the Heritage of Edina. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, October 13, at The Cremation Society of Minnesota, 7110 France Avenue South, Edina, with visitation one hour prior. Interment will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, October 12, at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis. Cremation Society of Minnesota 952-924-4100
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Published in Star Tribune on Oct. 7, 2012