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Ted Thayer was born May 29, 1948, in Toledo, OH and entered into rest unexpectedly on March 22, 2015, at home with his loving partner, Candace Doler, at his side. Ted owned a successful computer business in Maumee from 1987 and he and Candace began real estate investing in 2006. Ted was a proud and effective project manager designing and renovating many beautiful homes for families. Ted was an active member of the Real Estate Investors Association of Toledo. In giving back to others Ted worked and traveled with Missions International designing water solutions and other projects for a devastated Haiti. He also was a vital member of the Lucas County Human Trafficking Coalition. Ted was passionate about their actions directed at preventing the trafficking of innocent human lives.

He enjoyed events and ski trips as a member of the Toledo Ski Club and the Elks of Maumee as well as playing tennis. Ted and Candace loved ballroom dancing together. He was an avid boater enjoying trips with Candace on many lakes and rivers.

Ted was preceded in death by his father, Arthur Thayer in 1982, of Rossford, OH and his mother Eva Smith Thayer in 2012, of San Antonio, TX

He is survived by Candace Doler, his life partner of Waterville, OH; stepdaughter, Sarah (Kevin) and grandchildren, Lydia and Emilie of Whitehouse, OH. In addition, his sons, Bart (Mia) and grandson, Dylan of Temecula, CA; Brent (Debra) and grandchildren, Tyler and Hannah of Irvine, CA; his older brother, Bill (Elaine) of St. Louis, MO; his sisters, Beccy (Dave) of Fortuna, CA; Susan of New York City, NY; in addition to other extended family.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 11 at the Center for Conscience Living in Waterville, OH with visitation beginning at 1 p.m. and services at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made in Ted's memory to Lucas County Human Trafficking Coalition.

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Published in Toledo Blade on Apr. 5, 2015
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