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Theodore Wells "Ted" Thornhill

Thornhill, Theodore Wells Ted Theodore Wells Ted Thornhill died on Wednesday, June 5th, 2013, at the age of 59, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was born on January 19th, 1954 in Saint Louis, Missouri. Ted is survived by his loving wife Liza Wilhelm Thornhill and his son Ty Thornhill (Alex), who gave him the greatest joy in life. Ted is also survived by his mother Jane Foristell Thornhill, sister Melissa Thornhill Knapp, nephews Rick Thornhill (Gillian), Tucker Thornhill, niece Hayley Mackernan and great-nephew Joseph Thornhill. Ted is preceded in death by his father S. Gene Thornhill and his brother Rick Thornhill. Ted attended Chaminade College Preparatory School in Saint Louis and Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama. In 1976, he went to work for Lafayette Federal Savings, and then Vescovo Construction, learning the insand-outs of residential real estate. In 1977, Ted joined THORNHILL-ELSASSER, which later became Thornhill Co. Realtors, where he served as Vice President and as President. In 1987, Ted joined Janet McAfee Real Estate, serving as President from 2000 until 2013. Ted was dedicated to Janet McAfee up until the day he passed away and truly loved every moment he spent with the company, and every employee and agent that passed through the doors. He also served on the Board of Directors of MLS and the Board of St. Louis Association of Realtors, where he was honored as Manager of the Year in 1992. Ted loved golf, his two dogs, new cars, watches, hunting, and a screened-in porch on a nice evening. Ted loved real estate and he loved the Art of the Deal as he called it. It was his craft and what he dedicated his life to, helping so many families along the way. Above all else, Ted loved his family and friends. Ted never knew a stranger and always had a funny story to share with anyone and everyone he met. He loved life and laughter to their fullest. In short, Ted was the life of the party and will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him. Services: The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at The Church of the Annunziata, 9305 Clayton Road at Cella Rd., Ladue on Saturday, June 8th at 12:00 noon. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Gateway Chapter, 77 West Port Plaza, St, Louis, MO 63146-3125. Condolences at www.luptonchapel.com. A SERVICE OF THE LUPTON CHAPEL

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Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch from June 7 to June 8, 2013
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