Vail Daily letter: Theodore ‘Ted’ C. Despos |

Vail Daily letter: Theodore ‘Ted’ C. Despos

Theodore “Ted” C. Despos, 74, passed away Wednesday at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Born in Fort Wayne, Ted graduated from South Side High School and attended Indiana University. Later he worked as a stockbroker before taking over the family business, Despos Tailoring. He owned and operated the store for 35 years until selling the business in 2002.

He was a member of St. Nicholas Eastern Orthodox Church, Summit Investment Club, Business Forum, Fort Wayne Country Club, National Tailor’s Association, Ducks Unlimited, Arrowhead Alpine Club in Edwards, and served on various boards in Fort Wayne and Vail.

He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who loved being called “Dedo” by his beloved grandchildren. He will also be remembered as an avid snow skier.

Surviving are his wife, June R. Despos, of Fort Wayne; son Matthew (Ashleigh) Despos, of Joplin, Missouri; daughters Courtney (Luke Winona) Despos, of Denver, and Cambi (Chad) Ruston, of Fort Wayne; grandchildren Stellan, Hensley, Braxton, Brecklyn, and Rylan; sisters Jane Thomas, of Fort Wayne, and Joyce (Larry) Schavey, of Fremont, Indiana; and brother Chris T. (Claire) Despos, of Chicago. Ted was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Helen Despos.

Visitation will be at D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 East Dupont Road, Saturday, 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. with a prayer service beginning at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Huntertown Fire Department or Vail Mountain Rescue. To sign the online guest book, go to

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