This is the obituary from The Daily Times (DE) Sunday, October 12, 2014. Ted shares the page with his cousin, Earl Spencer who also died recently.
Lt. Col. Theodore F. Locke, Jr., age 94 of Newtown Square, PA and formerly of Avalon, NJ, died Sunday, October 5, 2014.
Mr. Locke was a 1938 graduate of Collingswood High School, Collingswood, NJ and a 1942 graduate of the Pennsylvania Military College (currently Widener University), Chester, PA. Lt. Col. Locke had a 24 -year career with the U.S. Army from 1942-1966, serving during WWII and Korea. After his military service, he was employed with PMC College (currently Widener University) starting as the Asst. to the Dean of Engineering, working his way to the VP of Administration at Widener University.
Lt. Col. Locke served as Chairperson of Budget & Finance Committee at White Horse Village and Chairperson for the Octofair. He founded and adopted the Food Flex Plan for the residents at White Horse Village. He was the husband of the late Grace H. Locke, who died in 1995.
Survivors: Wife; Marjorie (Smith) Locke; Daughter: Lillian L. Busse (Den) of Torrington CT; sons: Theodore F. Locke, III (Carolyn) of Tolland, MA, and Walter R. Locke (Kathleen) of Avalon, NJ; Six Grandchildren; Five Great-Grandchildren; Brother Charles Locke of Cape May, NJ.
Memorial Service November 11, 2014, Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. at White Horse Village, 535 Gradyville Road, Newtown Square, PA. Interment Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, DC.
Memorial Contributions in lieu of flowers may be donated to the Theodore F. Locke, Jr. PMC’42 Freshman Undergraduate Scholarship Fund (make check out to Widener Univ. in memory of T.F. Locke, Jr.). www.msbfh.com