Theodore “Ted” E. Farrington Sr., 82, native of Glen Park
Theodore “Ted” E. Farrington Sr. slipped the surly bonds of earth January 28, 2013, meeting Mary just past the moon beginning their eternal life together. “Romeo and Juliette are in their nest."
Ted passed away in his home surrounded by the love of his family and his supportive care of Hospice of Jefferson County.
Ted was born May 30, 1930 to Marion and Marcus Farrington of Glen Park, having one older brother Robert. He attended school at Brownville-Glen Park School.
Ted married Mary Ellen Barrett March 6, 1952 at the Rectory of Holy Family Church in Watertown with the Monsignor A.J. Farrell officiating. Ted and Mary had been married 57 years at the time of Mary’s death in 2009.
Ted is survived by his five children and their families: Theodore E. Farrington Jr. and his wife Gail of McKinney, Texas, William M. Farrington and his wife Sandra of Sackets Harbor, Mark L. Farrington and his wife Tina of Watertown, Todd R. Farrington and his wife Louise of Adams Center, Jill Kostyk-Tedford and her husband Jamie of Saranac, N.Y..
Ted is also survived by 12 grandchildren: John and Jay Farrington, Jennifer Cook, Jolene Burns, James and John Farrington, Jason and Jared Farrington, Todd and Frank Farrington, Andrew and Kyle Kostyk.
Ted’s family also includes eight step-grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Ted was employed as a GM Metal and Paint Technician, working for various dealerships over 40 years. These dealerships included: Plumptons, Carraige House Cadillac, Kurtz Chevrolet and Pontiac. He retired from Ft. Drum January of 1995, also as a Metal and PaintTechnician, having worked there since October of 1986.
Ted served his country from January of 1951- March of 1953 in the US 5th Army, serving in Korea attached to the 8th Air Force Engineers 840th Battalion as a company welder, building Osan Air Strip (K-55).
Ted’s passion in life was and always will be airplanes. From a young age he was often at the airport just watching the airplanes land and take off, often heard yelling, “keep your nose up”! In 1976 he became a member of the Thousand Island Radio Control Modelers Club. He loved building and flying his model planes. Over the years, he built and flew 45 model planes, which he loved to show off. The remaining planes will be cherished by his family.
Ted’s family would like to thank his extended family at Diane’s Coffee Shop in Dexter. He enjoyed all the conversations, no matter how brief. He looked forward to his daily visits. All of you made Dad’s life happier after the loss of Mom.
A memorial service will be held at Johnson Funeral Home, Dexter , N.Y. at 3:00 P.M. Saturday February 2nd. Donations may be made to Sackets Harbor Fire Dept. #2 (Sulphur Springs) 16765 County Rt 62 Watertown, N.Y. 13601 or to Sackets Ambulance Fund 112 N. Broad St., Sackets Harbor, N.Y. 13685.
Fly high Dad, put out your hand and touch the face of God. We love you Dad, forever in our hearts you will be.