Theodore Joseph Nedderman, 75, of Wake Forest, NC, passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2022. He was born September 2,1946 in Stamford, CT to the late Theodore Stepnowski and the late Frances Ciejka Nedderman.
Ted graduated in 1964 from Bethel High School, from the University of Connecticut in 1968 with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, and from the University of Houston in 1973 with a Master of Chemical Engineering degree. After retirement, he went back to school at Central Connecticut State University, and in 2013 passed the CPA Exam. He was drafted into the US Army on January 13,1969. He graduated from NCO school on September 2,1969. Ted arrived in Vietnam December 18,1969. He was a distinguished graduate of the Americal Division Recondo School, and graduated as a Ranger on May 2,1970. Ted received an Army commendation medal and a Bronze Star with a V device in May of 1970. When he left the Army in November of 1970, his rank was Staff Sergeant.
At age 14, he was introduced to the stock market by his Uncle Sal, and from that time on he developed a fascination with the stock market. He enjoyed buying and selling stocks. Ted was treasurer of the Sagemont Civic Club for many years in Houston, TX, and was a Chemical Engineer for Shell Oil for 37 years. He coached both of his children’s soccer teams, and helped with coaching one of his grandson’s soccer teams. After he stopped coaching, he enjoyed attending as many of his daughter and grandkid’s soccer games as he could with his wife, Nancy. In Connecticut and North Carolina he helped proctor and certify ballot results of local elections, and served as secretary of his HOA board. When he lived in Texas, he enjoyed camping with family and close friends at the Frio River in Concan, TX. He also enjoyed taking an annual trip to see friends and relatives on the East Coast. After retirement he enjoyed talking with people about his military service and attended annual get togethers in Washington, DC with his former platoon members from Vietnam.
In addition to his mother and father, he was preceded in death by his step-father, William Nedderman.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of almost 54 years; Nancy Zielinski Nedderman of Wake Forest, NC, his son Thomas Nedderman and wife Jen of San Antonio, TX, his daughter Carolyn Solak and husband Jeff of Wake Forest, NC, and his grandchildren Madison, Hunter, Carter, Mia, Vianey, Hailey, and Gabriella.
Visitation will be held at 10AM Saturday, April 16,2022 at Bright Funeral Home, 405 S. Main Street, Wake Forest, NC, followed by a memorial service at 11AM in the chapel to celebrate Ted’s life with Pastor Joe Chandler officiating. Memorial donations of sympathy may be made in Ted’s name to Tunnels To Towers Foundation at T2t.org
Bright Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Wake Forest is serving the Nedderman family.