Theodore C. Souders, Jr.
Theodore C. Souders, Jr., 92, of Hamilton, passed away surrounded by his loving family, Thursday, October 20, 2016 at Compassionate Care Hospice @ RWJUH-Hamilton.
Born in Trenton, he was a longtime resident of Hamilton.
Son of the late Ellen (Colligan) and Theodore C. Souders , Sr., brother of the late William and Richard Souders, former spouse of the late Arlene E. Pica , he is survived by his five children; Lori McTamney of Hamilton, Lisa (and Alphonse) Southard of Hamilton; Sheri (and Terry) Miller of Robbinsville, Brian (and Linda) Souders of Yardley, PA , and Theodore J. Souders of Chesterfield; six grandchildren, Matthew and Jessica McTamney, Jenna and Julia Miller, and Jacob and Hannah Southard; also, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Ted is also survived by his longtime loving companion, Irene Kelly of Hamilton.
Part of America’s Greatest Generation, Ted was a proud US Navy veteran of WWII and honorably served aboard the USS Lovelace (DE-198). He formerly worked at the Goodall Rubber Company in Hamilton and, after retiring, was a longtime crossing guard for Hamilton Township. In his younger years, Ted was an accomplished drummer and played in the U.S.O. as well as in several local bands and clubs after his discharge. He also was a longtime coach of his son Brian’s Little Lads and Babe Ruth baseball teams.
Ted was a fun loving man who enjoyed dances, westerns and being around his family and friends. He will be deeply missed.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, November 4th at 10AM in St. Gregory the Great Church. Burial will follow in St Mary’s Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of the M. William Murphy Funeral Home, 935 Parkway Ave., Ewing.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ted’s memory to Acacia Hospice in Burlington, N.J. or Compassionate Care Hospice @ Hamilton Hospital.
Posted on 31 Oct 2016 by MFH