Theodore “Ted” Roland McKenzie Friday, January 13, 1922 - Saturday, January 28, 2017

Brookeville, MD – Theodore “Ted” Roland McKenzie, 95, of Brookeville, MD, passed away Saturday, January 28, 2017, at Casey Hospice House.
 
Born January 13, 1922, in Mount Savage, MD, Mr. McKenzie was the son of the late Elmer Charles McKenzie and Nelle Grace (Poorbaugh) McKenzie.  He was also preceded in death by his sisters: Leona Maley and Kathleen “Kay” Jones; his brothers: Reford McKenzie; Anthony “Dub” McKenzie, Melvin McKenzie, and Thomas “Red” McKenzie; and was the last surviving member of his immediate family. 
 
A graduate of Beall High School, Class of 1941, Ted received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Maryland, Class of 1952.  He was a United States Army Veteran in the Medical Corps for four years having served in the European Theatre and retired from the Washington Post in 1981 with 25 years of service.  Ted loved to hunt and fish.  He attended Saint Jude’s Catholic Church.  Ted was a member of the Elks Lodge #1778 in Riverdale, MD, since 1957, and also the local hunting club.
 
Ted is survived by his wife of 65 years: M. Angela McKenzie; as well as a host of relatives.
 
Friends will be received at the Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur Street, Cumberland, MD, on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
 
A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, at 1:00 P.M., with Deacon Dave Conley officiating.
 
Interment will be in the Maryland Veterans Cemetery at Rocky Gap.
 
Military honors will be accorded at the cemetery by the Post #13 Veterans Honor Guard.

Join us on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 1:00pm

404 Decatur Street, Cumberland, Maryland

Ted with fish. He loved fishing and hunting.

another photo

Another photo.

I'm glad to have played some big band music for Ted on his last day here. Now he's with his brothers and sisters. He opened an eye when I told him to dance a jitterbug with Mom for me.  We'll miss his wry humor and his devotion to Angie.

This photo was taken about a year ago.

Love, Peg and Dave Himes,  Kelly & Kate and their families

 

Ted was a very special uncle.   I have fond memories of visiting at their farm and going fishing together.   On our many trips to the VA Hospital in West Virginia, he'd always talk about fishing on the Potomac River.   Even last year, he still had a small garden and was always proud of his tomatoes.   

He was one of a kind and will be missed.