Ted, J. Jorgensen
Jorgensen, Ted, J.
Born in Chicago October 10th, 1944. Age 70, Ted relocated from Albuquerque to Glendale, Arizona in 1974; Ted passed away on March 16th, 2015. Ted owned and operated Road Runner Bike Center, a bicycle shop in Glendale, Arizona for over 35 years. Ted is survived by his wife Linda who he was married to for 27 years, his son Jeff, four step children; Mike, Todd, Lee and Darin, 10 grandchildren also brother Gordon Jorgensen, brother-in-law Ron Fischer. Services will be held at 3:00 PM Saturday March 21st at Phoenix Memorial Park 200 W. Beardsley Rd. Phoenix, Arizona 85027.

Published by The Arizona Republic on Mar. 20, 2015.
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Missing you, thinking of you always! I love you Ted. Keep the mansion clean. Paint the other side of the rocks when you have time.
Lee Fala
March 15, 2021
I miss you dad
Jeff Bezos
March 10, 2021
Our family loved stopping in your store to see all the new bikes and equipment you had to share with the neighborhood. You always picked out the perfect bikes for our kids. You were always available for a quick stop in to repair a tire or gear issue. You are a perfect and honest gentleman and we continue to miss you.
March 30, 2020
I grew up seeing Ted pretty much every week. My brother and I raced BMX throughout the 80s, most at Peoria Dunes track which is long gone now. Ted was always a great guy and knowledgeable about everything bikes had to offer. Road Runner was our sponsor and helped a family that only dad worked in to achieve their goals of racing competitively. My brother and I won many championships and almost always came in first at in the weekly races. Thank you Ted, I'm sure you are greatly missed by the thousands of kids you helped over the years as well as your family.
Brett B
February 16, 2020
Jim and Judy Pinegar
April 2, 2019
I keep you in my heart.
March 29, 2019
I still very much miss you. Sleep with the angels, darling...
Addie Prince
January 10, 2019
Ted is a Wonderful Man. He was Santa Claus literally to us in the Beverly Hills neighborhood of Chicago.
God bless - When one dies - the're more alive & empower us forever. Few understand this.

Go Mr. Jorgensen !!!!!!!!
You are alive

no name
April 10, 2018
Ted was a wonderful man. I bought my bike from him about 15 years ago and still have it and use it. I worked next door this his bike shop on 67th and deer valley. He used to say he was my boyfriend when I would come in (lol). I was sad to find out he had passed away. He was a sweet, caring, and funny gentleman. He will be missed.
Elizabeth Sharp
March 30, 2018
Ted was a wonderful man. I remember stopping by to chat with him when my father owned the post office shop next door (on Deer Valley). I stayed in touch with him throughout the years and always enjoyed his company. He will be truly missed!
Eric Hannah
May 5, 2015
April 4, 2015
Dad, Ted, Mr. T, Teeter, Mr. Cool, Theo, Grandpa J,

You were so many things to so many people.

To me, you were a wonderful husband to my mother, a father figure for me and my brothers, grandpa to my children , a good friend and a great man. To know you for only thirty years just wasn't long enough.

To say you were were the most beautiful, kind, gentle man I've ever known falls short of who you really were. You were like an angel, and now, you really are.

I love you.
Lee Fala
March 26, 2015
Ted was so pleasant to be around. He laughed easily and never found fault in others. May all your precious memories keep you smiling until you meet again one day. I am sure my dad met him at the gate and is showing him around his new place. They will be best buds until we all get to heaven to be together forever.
Judy and Jim Pinegar
March 21, 2015
Ted was such a sweet and happy person. So easy to talk to and be around. Smiling just thinking about him. So sorry for your loss Linda and boys. We know you will treasure so many happy memories. You will see him again. I can just see him and my dad laughing and laughing in heaven. I bet dad is showing him around up there now they will be best buds.
Judy and Jim Pinegar
March 21, 2015
Ted our Friend,
We thank you for all the friendship, fun, laughter, that deep gruffly laugh, losing at most all the poker games and all our flat tires you've helped fix. We've been friends since 1984 and had the pleasure to see your happiness in marriage, life and experience true ethics in your walk.
All the laughter and fun playing poker together with all the buddies. I want to be the first to apologize when we tricked you into eating a doggie treat that looked like beef jerky. After you found out you still enjoyed it. :-)
Trick was on us.
Enjoy your next journey.
We love you buddy.
AJ & the entire Johnson family.
AJ Johnson
March 21, 2015
We are deeply saddened by Ted's passing. He was a wonderful friend and we will deeply miss him. May knowing others share in your grief help you during this sorrowful time. Know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Our Love To You Always.
Tom, Gloria, Tommy, TJ, Kevin, & Kristina
March 21, 2015
I first met Ted back in 82' at the bike shop, I raced the 1st night at Peoria Dunes and he asked me that night to join his team, from there we went on to win multiple team trophies, I will never forget that part of my life, Thank You Ted for being a part of and believing in me. A friend and I still race and there is not a time I show up at the track and not have a thought of him, we were going to get jerseys made to honor him like we wore back then and have him come to the track and watch us, we missed that oppertunity. You will be missed Ted, rest in peace!
Ken Barrier
March 20, 2015
Linda, we are praying for you and for the boys and their families to find peace and contentment in this time of grief. Just know there are friends out there that care very deeply for all of you.
Tressa and Everett Glaub
March 20, 2015
Linda and family,

My deepest condolences to you and your family during this time. He was a gentleman and know he will be deeply missed.
Diana Duncan
Rawhide Travel
March 20, 2015
So sorry for you loss. Ted was such a nice man. His bike shop was in our neighborhood. He was always so helpful to my sons and all the kids that went there for parts or service. He knew most the kids by name and was a friendly honest business man that treated his customers well. He will be missed.
Lisa LaMastres
March 20, 2015
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