Theodore Hubert Wacholtz(Ted) died December 25, 2022 at Maine General Hospital in Augusta, ME. He was a disabled veteran who suffered many maladies, including a rare disease called” Stiff Person Syndrome”. Ted was born February 27, 1949 in Albert Lea, Minnesota to Hubert and Marie (Henning) Wacholtz. He was a graduate of Pacelli High School, Austin, MN, excelling in football, wrestling and track. Ted went on to serve his country in the US Air Force for 4 years, stationed in Goose Bay, Labrador and in Kyoto, Japan. Afterwards, he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Recreational Therapy from George Williams College. Ted was employed by Delta Airlines in Chicago; and then as a National Service Officer for the V.A. based out of Togus, Maine; he was a travel agent for Grand Circle Travel; and was a YMCA Aquatics Director in Boston. Most recently, Ted was the administrative assistant for Prevention Partners Inc, and a sports official for the Maine Principal’s Association. He was umpiring right up until June 2022. Ted was also a CPR and First Aid instructor. He volunteered for the Red Cross during the Boston Marathon, and at Homeless Veteran’s events.
On November 29, 2004 Ted married Linda Morrison Nelson(Rosen) in Boothbay, Maine. They enjoyed walking with their Sheltie, Tia; travelling; going to the movies; and hosting foreign students and friends. Ted was passionate about bowling; he was a bowling instructor and shot several 300’s himself. He loved music and enjoyed singing barbershop harmony with the Downeasters, when they were based in Bath at the Chocolate Church. Some of Ted’s favorites were the song the Bohemian Rhaspsody by Queen; the movies the Titanic and Dirty Dancing; and he loved French Vanilla ice cream! Ted had been active in the Knights of Columbus in Boston and the American Legion. He provided eldercare for his late mother-in-law, Emma Lou Morrison in Boothbay, and for patients V.A. facilities.
Ted left behind a large family. He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Linda of Boothbay, Maine. Siblings: William(Cindy) of Cherry Creek, NY; Tom (Mavis) of Rochester, MN; Jan(Pat) Zupon of Becker, MN; and Veronica(Larry) Haselius of Big Lake, MN; and sister-in law, Violet Wacholtz of Bloomington, MN. Children: Jennifer Zupon of Gilbert, AZ; Christopher Zuponof Belvidere, IL; T J Wacholtz (Sierra Weeks) of Pawtucket, RI; and Peter and Caroline of Portsmouth, NH. Stepchildren: Joseph Beckira of Brockton, MA; Andrew Rosen of Boothbay, ME; Grandchildren: Crystal, Amber, Ryan, Brandon Zupon; and Lynden Wacholtz. and a great grandson, Jameson. Ted was preceded by his parents, two brothers Robert and Richard of Minnesota and pet Sheltie, Tia.
Special thanks to Dr Dana Briggs and his wife Cheryl for their loving friendship and compassionate care of Ted. Much gratitude to the Boothbay Harbor’s police officer, Larry Brown, Boothbay EMT’s, Lincoln County Sheriff’s officers.
Cremation arrangements are by Hall’s Funeral home and a private ceremony will be held in at a later date.