Richard L. Teed, 88, of Windsor, beloved husband of the late Virginia (LaBounty) Teed, passed away on Sunday, August 17, 2014 in Newport, Rhode Island. Dick was born March 8, 1926 in Springfield, MA to the late Leroy and Alice (Lamb) Teed. A lifelong Windsor resident, Dick had been a member of the Wilson Congregational Church. He served his country honorably during World War II with the United States Marine Corps. Baseball was always a part of Dick's life and he played with some of the greats, including, Roy Campanella, Jackie Robinson and Tommy Lasorda to name a few. After his discharge in 1947 he signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers organization and in 1953 he was called up to play with the Brooklyn Dodgers. In 1961 he was sold to the Philadelphia Phillies where he coached with manager, Frank Lucchesi. From 1964-67 he managed in the Phillies organization and in 1968 became a scout for the Phillies. In 1977 he rejoined the Dodgers, now in Los Angeles, as Head Scout for the Northeast Region and remained with them until his retirement in 1994. In 2001 Dick was inducted into the National Baseball Scouts Hall of Fame at Camden Yards, Baltimore. He was also an inductee to the Windsor High School Hall of Fame. One of Dick's favorite things was teaching young people the sport of baseball. He is survived by his children, Sharon Johnson and her husband Stephen of Windsor Locks; Susan Johnson and her husband David of Old Lyme; Sandra Stevens of Granville, MA; his brothers, Robert Teed and his wife Ann of Myrtle Beach, SC; William Teed and his wife Carol of Enfield; ten grandchildren, Kelley Barnowski and Ryan Glastein, Bryan Barnowski, Todd Johnson and his wife Sharon, Kate Stopa and her husband Travis, Scott Johnson and his wife Lisa, Lindsey Jones and her husband Paul, Brittany Johnson, Kari Mullins and her husband Chris, Stephanie Johnson and Mark McDonald, Haley Johnson and Collin Henry. He also leaves five great grandchildren, Paige, Parker, Whitney, Tucker and Gavin. In addition to his wife and parents he was predeceased by his daughter, Shelley Teed and his son-in-law, Steve Stevens. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, August 22, 11 a.m. at the Carmon Windsor Funeral Home, 807 Bloomfield Ave., Windsor. Burial with military honors will immediately follow in Windsor Veterans Memorial Cemetery. His family will receive friends on Thursday, August 21, from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Donations in Dick's memory may be made to the Dick Teed Scholarship Foundation, c/o Webster Bank, 176 Broad St., Windsor CT 06095. For online condolences please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com
Published by Hartford Courant on Aug. 20, 2014.