Walter Theodore Eldredge
Walter “Ted” Eldredge passed away peacefully on 12/2/2023. Ted was born in Barnstable, MA to parents Walter and Elizabeth Eldredge. Ted received his Bachelor of Education from Lincoln University in Missouri and Masters from the University of Missouri. He proudly served in the US Army. Ted looked forward to being the ‘voice of his base’ had he been stationed overseas since he was a radio broadcaster from his teenage years. Ted remained in the US until his discharge but never lost his love for music and broadcasting. During Ted’s career he was a Station Manager for radio stations WRTI in Philadelphia and WLRN in Miami. Along with his professional accomplishments, Ted was passionate about his commitment to his community, both locally and globally. Ted rose to become the President of The Rotary Club of Miami and the District Governor of Rotary International. Ted was also an active member of Grace Episcopal Church in Haddonfield where he was often seen participating in Sunday services. After retirement, Ted continued his community service passions, spending time with family and traveling with his adoring wife, Lucia.
Ted is survived by his loving family, his wife Lucia; his stepchildren: Cathy (Len), Jim (Jane), Tom (Mary) and Chris (Angela). Ted was also so proud of his grandchildren: Hannah, Ian, Marley, Alex, Madison & Briana.
Ted’s Memorial Service will be held at Grace Episcopal Church in Haddonfield on Thursday, December 7th at 11am, with visitation starting 1 hour earlier. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Rotary Club of Miami at https://www.miamirotary.org/ or (305) 443-5787.