Theodore Edward “Ted” Ladd, 81 of Hannibal, died Friday at the VA Medical Center.
He was born in Volney, one of nine children to the late Theodore and Mildred LaPointe Ladd.
Ted enlisted in the Army in 1948 and was honorably discharged in 1957. In 1958, Ted enlisted in the Air Force where he served in the Vietnam War. On October 1, 1969, Ted retired from the U.S. Air Force after 20 years of military service.
Returning to Central New York, he moved to Sterling and went to work as a mechanic with Lunkenheimer Ford in Hannibal and Big Ben Ford in Oswego. Ted then went to work at Alcan Aluminum where he retired in 1979. He was a member of the American Legion Prior Stock Post and the I.O.O.B. Club.
In addition to his parents, Ted was predeceased by two brothers, Stanley Ladd, who died May 12, 1959 and Gerald Ladd, who died July 12, 1985; and by a sister, Lucille Collins, who died January 18, 1986.
He is survived by two daughters, Maureen Andres and Julie Pettit both of Oswego; six sons, Michael of Hannibal, Mark of Oswego, Martin of Denver, CO, Matthew of Hannibal, Mitchell of South Carolina and Patrick of Chittenango; his former wife, Cecelia Ladd of Oswego four sisters, Elizabeth West of Florida, Shirley Ladd of Fulton, Margaret Farnham of Fulton and Doris Vincent of Fulton; two brothers, Robert Ladd of Martville and James Ladd of Florida; 15 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services are 1 p.m. Wednesday at Foster Funeral Home, Hannibal. Burial with military honors will be in Fairdale Rural Cemetery. Calling hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, 837 Cayuga Street, Hannibal.
Foster Funeral Home, Inc.