Theodore W. “Ted” Raiczyk
HADDONFIELD – On Nov. 29, 2018; Age 97; of Haddonfield, NJ passed away peacefully in the hospice at Jefferson Stratford Hospital. He was the beloved husband of the late Edna A. Raiczyk (nee Andrews) for 67 years, and the devoted, caring father of Dr. Glenn B. Raiczyk, Ph.D., Esq. of Haddonfield, NJ and Dr. Gary A. Raiczyk, VMD (Patti) of Fairview, TX, as well as the loving grandfather of Paige A. Raiczyk of New York, NY and Hanna E. Raiczyk of Denton, TX. Predeceased by brothers Joseph, Stanley, Richard and Raymond. Survived by brother Edwin of Washington Twp., NJ, step-sister Diane Smugeresky (nee Stasiak) of Pleasanton, CA and sister-in-law Evelyn Andrews (nee Cloud) of Audubon, NJ. Ted is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Ted attended Camden High School before transferring to Camden County Vocational School, graduating in 1941. While in vocational school, he was captain of the varsity basketball and volleyball teams. He was also on the swimming, football, track, soccer and softball teams. After high school, he proudly served in the US Navy during WW II, staying stateside in Washington, DC and Norfolk VA as well as working on the Manhattan Project as a machinist’s mate. He also attended George Washington University in Washington, DC while serving in the Navy. For his service, Ted received the American Theater Ribbon and Victory Medal.
Ted became a lifelong resident of Haddonfield, NJ in 1952. He was very involved in the Haddonfield Little and Senior League programs in the 1960’s and early 1970’s, coaching and managing multiple teams, as well as participating in Indian Guide with both sons for many years.
Ted was an employee of RCA Corporation for over 40 years, retiring in 1983. He stayed active in the Gold Card Retirement Club with other RCA employees though the 1980’s and 1990’s.
Ted was a devoted member of the Episcopal Church in Haddonfield for over 35 years, where he served on the Property Committee and as an usher during Sunday services. He also enjoyed participating in many church activities.
Relatives, friends and Ted’s many acquaintances through his long life are invited to attend a viewing of this caring, friendly and kind-hearted man on Wednesday, Dec. 5th, 10:30-11:30 AM at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave., Haddonfield, NJ. Funeral Services will follow at 12:00 Noon at Grace Episcopal Church, 19 Kings Hwy East, Haddonfield, NJ. Interment at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Chews Landing, NJ. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Ted’s memory to Grace Episcopal Church at the address above. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.KainMurphy.com.