Theodore M. Jeffords, age 74, of Ayer passed away at home on Saturday, June 11, 2022, with his family by his side. Ted was the loving husband of Janet G. Jeffords.
Born in Baltimore, MD on June 14, 1947, Ted was the son of the late Timothy and Marie (Brazeale) Jeffords. Raised and educated in Glen Burnie, MD, Ted attended Glen Burnie High School graduating in 1966. After High School, Ted enlisted in the United States Navy. Upon his release from active duty, Ted continued his education at Johns Hopkins, University of Maryland and Anne Arundel Community College and remained enlisted in the United States Navy Reserve. In 1989, after 21 years of service he retired.
Ted had a successful professional career at Westinghouse eventually retiring as a Project Manager at Northrop Grumman, Baltimore in 2005.
Ted was an avid outdoorsman enjoying hiking, biking kayaking and walking with his beloved dog, Cassie. Through the years, as an assistant scout leader, he participated in several high adventure trips with the Boy Scouts. He enjoyed numerous hiking trips with friends on the Appalachian Trail. Mostly he enjoyed spending time with family when his children were growing up and his blended family of adult children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was an accomplished amateur photographer of nature, family and whatever caught his eye.
Ted is survived by his wife, Janet G. (Cali) Jeffords; his children; Rachael and husband Chris Lesniewski of Thomson, GA; Sarah and husband Dan Johnson of Annapolis, MD; Aaron Jeffords and wife Dawn of Annapolis, MD; stepdaughters Debora Goodwill and husband Keith Wiley of Princeton, MA and Donna Goodwill and husband Bob Hartzel of Littleton, MA. He is also survived by his siblings; Thomas Jeffords and wife Anne of Marriotsville, MD and Thelma and husband George DeLaGrange of Catonsville, MD. He is also survived by his first wife, Helen Goodall of Annapolis, his 15 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Ted is predeceased by his siblings; Timothy Jeffords and Theresa Kail.
A celebration of life will be held for Ted at the First Parish Church of Groton on August 20, 2022 at 1 o’clock in the afternoon.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Ted’s memory to:
Wounded Warriors Project
P.O. Box 758516
Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516
USO United Service Organization
P. O. 96860
Washington, D. C. 20077-7677