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Ted Jerome Twedt
10/17/1947 — 02/22/2006
From Richland, WA, US | Born in Long Beach, California
Ted Jerome Twedt
Ted was born October 17, 1947, in Long Beach, CA and passed away February 22, 2006, at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, WA. Ted is survived by his mother, Norene Twedt of Tacoma, WA; his sister, Linda Twedt of Tacoma, WA; his ex-wife, Cindy Twedt of Richland, WA; his daughter, Regina Ines, husband, Jeff Ines, and grandkids, Cheyenne and Justin Ines of Spokane, WA; and his son, Leon Twedt of Kirkland, WA. Ted was preceded in death by his father, Orlean Twedt. Ted was raised in a military family as his father was in the Air Force. Because of this, Ted moved a great many times throughout his childhood. His passions were Ham Radio operation, satellite tracking and anything electronic. He also enjoyed making beer/wine, smoking meats, playing pull tabs and collecting tools. Ted had many friends in the Tri-Cities and one lifelong friend, Phil Jones of Middleton, ID. Ted had retired from WSU after many years of service. Ted wished to be cremated. There will be no services per his request.
I worked very closely with Ted for over 12 years. He taught me alot of things I needed to know when I started at WSU. Some things we learned together while travelling around the state working on microwave and FM equipment. I will never forget all the snow cat rides and all the installations we were involved in. Also some of the fun we had at the various cities and motels and bars. I heard the stories of his days at KCTS so many times it seemed like I was there myself. Ted was a true friend and I will surely miss him.
Ted taught me so much. I worked with him at WSU for about 10 years 89-98. I was then and am still today amazed at his knowledge base. He seemed to know most everything. He taught me the fundamentals of microwave technology, cable systems, television systems, audio technology, and the list just goes on and on. He was extremely instrumental in my future work while I was still at WSU and then when I left.
I hadn’t seen Ted for the last 8 years while I was out of town. But within a month of moving back, I ran into him. He looked the same to me. I’ll always remember my friend and mentor, Ted Twedt, and the World will be less without his genious.