Members of the Lucas County Human Trafficking Coalition were deeply saddened when we learned of the recent passing of coalition member Ted Thayer. It is difficult to believe we will no longer see Ted at coalition meetings. For all of us, his passing epitomized how fragile life is.
Ted was a man for all seasons: a computer “whiz” and a real estate maven, seeing the potential in a fixer-upper and turning into an affordable home for a family, who otherwise might not have the opportunity to own a home.
He pushed coalition members to use the computer tools available to them, to efficiently track performance and identify means to further educate others about human trafficking.
At the most recent International Human Trafficking Conference, Ted took the lead in chronicling the presentations. Truly a yeoman’s job.
Ted was fun and always joined the group smiling; signaling to all that his “wheels” were turning…and we just waited for his ideas.
Rest in Peace.
Ted’s friends and family are invited to celebrate his life on Saturday, April 11th at the Center for Conscience Living (7410 Noward Rd., Waterville, Ohio 43566). Visitation is from 1 to 3pm with a memorial service starting at 3. At the service, all will be invited to share special stories, experiences and memories about Ted. Food and fellowship immediately following the service.
Ted’s family is requesting that a donation in his name be given to Lucas County Human Trafficking Coalition in lieu of flowers.
Send your donations to:
Lucas County Human Trafficking Coalition
c/o Toledo Area Ministries
3043 Monroe St
Toledo OH 43606
Address checks to “Lucas County Human Trafficking Coalition” and put Ted’s name on the memo line.