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In Remembrance
Theodore A. (Ted) Waterman, Sr.
J Levy & Termini Funeral Home

Theodore A. (Ted) Waterman, Sr.Theodore A. (Ted) Waterman, Sr., 95, passed away of natural causes at Emeritus at Friendswood on July 23, 2010.

Ted was born to Greek immigrants on June 29, 1915, in Galveston, Texas and was proud to be a lifelong resident of the community he loved. After graduating early from Ball High School, Ted received a vocal scholarship and performed in several operettas. He founded Waterman Realty before serving in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He married the love of his life, Mary Lymberis, on October 19, 1941. Ted owned and operated Waterman Realty for 51 years until his retirement in 1985.

Throughout his adult life Ted was an active civic leader, feeling it was an honor to serve his community. In 1948, he organized the Exchange Club of Galveston and was its president for several years. A longtime member of the Galveston Real Estate Board, Ted served as its president in 1951. He organized and served many years as president of the Galveston Taxpayers Association. In 1960 Ted was elected president of the Galveston Chamber of Commerce. He also served a term on the historic first City Council in 1961-62 when the Council-Manager form of city government went into effect. Ted was a member of the Board of Managers of Galveston Memorial Hospital from 1963-1967. He served as a commissioner of the Galveston Housing Authority and also as Director of the local Red Cross chapter. Ted served six years on the Galveston Wharves Board of Trustees and was its chairman during his last three years of service. In 1971 Ted was honored as “Galveston Maritime Man of the Year.” He was a member of the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers, having earned the “MAI” designation and was awarded the only “CRE” designation in Galveston by the prestigious American Society of Real Estate Counselors. As a proud Founding Director of Hometown Bank of Galveston, Ted served continuously from 1965 to 2008, a total of 43 years. He also served many years as president of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church.

He maintained a life-long love of learning and exercise, was an accomplished singer and was passionate about travel. Ted was an inspiration and mentor to many, but most of all he was a man devoted to his family.

Ted is survived by his wife of 68 years, Mary; his daughter, Mary; his son, Ted, Jr. and his wife Karen; his granddaughter, Joy Snapp and her husband Hal; his granddaughter, Leslee Skachok; his grandson John Waterman; his great-grandchildren, Sophie, Sarah and Jack Snapp; and Kostas Charalambous, Jr. He was preceded in death by his brother and sister, as well as his daughter, Diane Waterman and his beloved grandson, Ted Waterman, III.

Funeral services for Theodore A. Waterman, Sr. will be held on Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church at 1824 Ball, Galveston, Texas. Father David Eckley will officiate. Burial will follow at the Galveston Greek Orthodox Cemetery on 61st Street between Avenues S ½ and T. Relatives and friends are welcome at J. Levy & Termini Funeral Home, 2128 Broadway, Galveston, Texas on Tuesday, July 27, 2010, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A Trisagion service will begin at 7:00 p.m.

The family would like to express a special thanks to the caregivers who showed their kindness and compassion to our parents while they remained at home. They would also like to thank the Hospice Care Team, Inc. of Texas City for their exceptional care and support and Emeritus at Friendswood for their excellent care and extraordinary efforts at accommodating the needs of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Hospice Care Team, Inc. of Texas City, 1708 Amburn, Ste. C, Texas City, Texas 77591 or the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 1824 Ball, Galveston, Texas, 77550, Attention: The Hurricane Relief Fund.

J Levy & Termini Funeral Home

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