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Theodore "Teddy Bear" Stegura Obituary
Theodore Stegura "Teddy Bear"

AGE: 84 • Wilmington

Passed away peacefully on November 5, 2016, surrounded by his family. Ted was born in Uniontown, PA on March 16, 1932. He proudly served in the US Navy for four years where he was a Radioman Second Class. He graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson College in 1961 with a Bachelor of Science. Ted worked for Calgon before moving to Delaware, where he worked for Hercules as a technical writer until he retired in 1991. He taught HVAC classes at Delaware Technical Community College for several years and was the on-call air conditioning expert to many friends and family members. He loved to golf in his spare time and could often be found at Hercules Country Club in the 19th hole joking with friends. Ted looked forward to Monday Night Football gatherings at "the barn". He frequented Delaware Park with his wife and was always willing to double your money, if you wanted to contribute. He was a Republican and a proud supporter of Donald Trump. He enjoyed painting and making "TED ART" out of anything in the house, even if it was still being used. He loved spending time with his family, especially his 6 grandchildren. He was intelligent, full of humor and had a joke for every occasion.

Ted will be deeply missed by his family and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Mary Stegura, six brothers, one sister and his grandson Joey Francisco. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years Cecelia T. Stegura, his daughters Doreen Ciaffi (Gary), Charlene Saunders (Jonathan), Kathleen Wheatley, his "son" Robert Williams (Donna), grandchildren Almondo and Alexa Ciaffi, Brynn (James) and Morgan Williams and Madison and Jacob Wheatley, as well as many nieces and nephews. The family is grateful for the care received at CCHS and Seasons Hospice.

A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 7200 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707 Friday, November 11th at 3:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the ( or Pets for Patriots (
Published in The News Journal from Nov. 9 to Nov. 11, 2016
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