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In Remembrance
Ted Waterman, III
Malloy & Son Funeral Home

Theodore Albert Waterman, III

Theodore Albert Waterman III, 25, died on Sunday, March 11, while surfing in the Pacific Ocean near San Diego. An avid surfer and fisherman, Ted was widely loved and admired among Galveston islanders.

A 2000 graduate of Ball High School, Ted held a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from University of Houston Clear Lake. Most recently, he taught a special education class of multiply handicapped children at Kohfeldt Elementary School in Texas City. His talents and initiative were rewarded with a Texas City Independent School District Foundation for the Future Grant in 2006.

A member of the Council for Exceptional Children, Ted was a mentor and advocate for those students with the most profound challenges. Principal, co-workers, parents and students will miss his steady determination and dedication.

Ted was the beloved son of Theodore Albert Waterman Jr. and Karen Waterman of Galveston. He is survived by his parents; his brother John Emery Waterman, 21, of Austin and Galveston; grandparents Theodore Albert and Mary Waterman of Galveston; and grandmother Bettye Carpenter of Galveston.

His loving friend and partner of five years, Claire Randall of Galveston, was Ted�s �kindred spirit� with whom he shared memorable travels, and his love for art, home and family.

Cousins, aunts and legions of friends have been blessed by Ted�s presence in their lives.

Ted was an adventurer of body and spirit who adored physical challenges, approached life with seriousness, and was most at home in the waters surrounding Galveston Island. His strength and spirit, kindness and compassion will continue to guide all who knew him.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, March 15 (Correct) at 4:30 p.m. at Malloy & Son Funeral Home, 3028 Broadway, Galveston.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Texas City ISD Foundation for the Future Grant. Donors may specify that grant funds be used for special education projects. Mail to P.O. Box 1150, Texas City, TX, 77592-1150. Donations may also be made to the Galveston Bay Foundation. The GBF works to preserve, protect and enhance the waters of Galveston Bay through education, conservation and research. Mail to Galveston Bay Foundation, 17324A Highway 3, Webster, TX 77598-4133. 


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