Published in The Washington Post on July 3, 2016
Theodore E Harding "Ted or Gene" (Age 85)
Ocean View, DE. Theodore "Ted" Harding, born December 31, 1930 in
Washington DC died June 30, 2016.
Ted is survived by his wife Betty, and children, Gerianne Moreland, Theo (Valerie) Harding,
Julie (Eduardo) Baldi, and grandchildren, Nicholas Moreland, Maxwell Harding, Harrison
Harding, Giacomo Baldi and Dario Baldi; and by his brother, Robert.
He was predeceased by siblings: Bernice, Francis, Thomas, Gerald, Jane and Stanley.
Ted grew up in Washington, DC, with his seven siblings in Georgetown and SE, DC, was
active in the SE Police Boys Clubs; a Golden Gloves Champ and served in the US Air Force
during the Korean War.
Ted and his wife, Betty loved to dance and were seen at many of the local dances around the
DC area in their youth.
He worked in the car business as a salesman, manager and wholesaler for over 40 years. He
enjoyed his time with the VFW in Ocean View and served as Junior Vice Commander. He
participated by honoring local Vets in various ceremonies, and in their fundraising effort by
working at the "Chicken Shack". He loved his grandchildren - all boys and they loved their
On July 11 at St Ann Church, Bethany Beach, DE, visitation at 10:30 a.m., Mass of Christian
Burial at 11 a.m. with Military Funeral Honors at 1 p.m., at Delaware Memorial Cemetery,
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