Theodore R. Remetz, Pine Ridge Road, Northmoreland Township, died at his residence on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013.
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He was born in Luzerne on Sept. 25, 1939, a son of the late Frederick and Agnes Ponganis Remetz, a 1957 graduate of Tunkhannock High School. For several years he was a milk tester for Aldovin Dairy. He retired from the Procter & Gamble plant in Mehoopany in 1992 after 25 years of service. While working at Procter & Gamble, he attended Keystone Electrical School. After retiring, he went to work for Ronco in Lake Winola.
He was an active member in the Tunkhannock Ambulance Association and was one of the founders of the Wyoming County Dive Rescue Team. Ted was an avid hunter and fisherman and, for several years, served as deputy game warden in Wyoming County.
Ted loved the family farm and taking care of his horses, but most of all, he was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
He was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law Carolyn and James Sulzinski.
Surviving is his companion, Thelma Cochran; sons and spouses, Chris and Susan Traver and Stephen and Lisa Remetz, all of Lake-Lehman; daughters, Melanie and husband Bob Killian, Tunkhannock, and Jessica Remetz, Dallas; sister and brother-in-law Nancy and Charles Kovalchick, Nicholson; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, at 3 p.m. from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the
, 712 S. Keyser Ave., Taylor, PA 18577, or to Hunt of a Lifetime, P.O. Box 241, Haborcreek, PA 16421.
Online condolences to the family may be sent to www.sheldonkukuchkafuneralhome.com.
Published in Times Leader from Mar. 1 to Mar. 8, 2013