Ted E. DeSalvatore was born on July 7, 1955, in Rochester, New York to Theodore Frederick DeSalvatore and Yolanda Marguerite Lippa DeSalvatore. Ted graduated from Greece Arcadia High School in 1973, where he excelled in gymnastics.
On July 29, 1973, Ted entered the United States Army, stationed at Fort Eustis, Virginia as a helicopter repairman.
After his discharge from the Army on July 28, 1976, Ted did a variety of jobs. He was a jack of all trades working in construction. As a self-taught computer repairman, Ted started teaching computer technology on the east coast at community colleges and the Job Corps.
While living in Massachusetts, Ted became involved in politics, becoming a city councilman for the City of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, and eventually running for Mayor.
Ted moved to Idaho in approximately 2010. He chose Idaho because he liked the climate. He taught himself how to ski at the age of 58. His other hobbies included fishing, camping, hunting, riding motorcycles, photography; and karaoke. No matter what he was doing, Ted made friends easily.
Ted is survived by his mother, Yolanda M. DeSalvatore; partner, Cara Rice; sister, Alexandria Madison; brother, Donald DeSalvatore, and nieces, Elizabeth DeSalvatore, Desiree Jacot, and Adrienne Albone. He was predeceased by his father, Theodore F. DeSalvatore, and his beloved cat, Middens.
Military interment services will take place March 31, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery, 10100 N. Old Horseshoe Bend Road, Boise, Idaho 83714.
An informal get-together will take place from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., at the VFW Post 63, 8931 W. Ardene Street, Boise, ID 83709.
We never actually got to meet Ted. We interacted with him on Facebook and Cara. RIP Ted – you will be missed a lot by those who knew and loved you.
Yes was loved by many. He had a heart of love and a voice from heaven. He will be loved and missed by many of us. We all know he is singing to the angels and they are dancing around him. He is pain free and will live on in our hearts.
RIP my friend
I enjoyed reading about Ted’s life on your site. He was a beloved HS classmate to many and we all followed his valiant fight via Facebook, which he sadly lost a few decades to early. His memory will carry on in thoughts and prayers of many! It was interesting to see that he took up skiing later in life and that he taught at a Community College. My second career is at a Community College. Made me smile to see he loved cats as well. Too many great folks from the Arcadia class of 1973 are now sadly gone. They are all missed!
Words cannot say how much you will be missed. RIP dear friend. Watch over Cara with your love from above.
Our thoughts go out to Ted’s family & loved ones. We were happy to be part of Ted’s life as he attained his goal of becoming a truck driver; in which he did very well. He was a joy to be around….we will truly miss his blue eyed smiles and humor.
My heartfelt sympathy to each of you. Please take comfort in knowing that our heavenly Father will soon put an end to all the woes of the earth. He has an appointed time in which by means of his Kingdom (Matthew 6:9,10) he will wipe away the tears of sorrow from our eyes and all the things that causes death will be removed forever.