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Theodore Fred "Ted" Santos
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Birth: Feb. 24, 1944
Milford
Pike County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Sep. 16, 2012
Myrtle Beach
Horry County
South Carolina, USA

Ted was reared on a 500-acre working dairy farm in Milford, Pike County, northeast Pennsylvania. He and his brother Julio in fact learned early to drive a tractor together. As adults they both recalled one steering and shifting while the other worked the pedals.

Yet Ted even as a little boy always talked about "going to the city" to live, and he did indeed leave the farm and make a life for himself elsewhere.

He served in the Army during the Vietnam War, and was actually flown by helicopter from the farm in advance of his overseas duty. After his stint, Ted worked as a mechanic on planes, studied aviation, and became an aeronautical engineer. His 40-year career in aviation included ultra-technical concept design, attracting the attention of commercial airlines and defense contractors, which constantly sought to recruit him.

Nonetheless, Ted was a devoted family man, who deeply loved his wife and two sons, prioritizing them over his passion for aviation science.

Ted left instructions that his ashes be scattered off Myrtle Beach, but "Not too far out, you know I can't swim." They were also inurned on Feb. 22, 2013, at Arlington National Cemetery with the inscription Specialist 4th Class, United States Army. 
 
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 Parents:
  Julio Anthony Santos (1906 - 2004)
  Marion Leanna Herbst Santos (1904 - 1992)
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Columbarium 7 J-7-3
 
Created by: Corey & Douglas Marshall...
Record added: Sep 22, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 97572158
Theodore Fred Ted Santos
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Theodore Fred Ted Santos
Added by: Corey & Douglas Marshall-Steele
 
Theodore Fred Ted Santos
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 Added: Oct. 19, 2012
 
 
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