Theodore (Red) J. Steidle
October 21, 1932-May 24, 2022
Theodore (Red) J. Steidle, 89, Richmond, Va., formerly of Altoona, passed away May 24, 2022.
He was born October 21, 1932, in Altoona, son of the late John and Rose (Schiessle) Steidle.
He was preceded in death by his one true love, Diane, and by a brother, Henry.
Surviving are his three daughters: Anna Coleman (Matthew), Cheryl Yingling (John) and Heather Nemetz (Pete); two grandchildren: Holly Buchanan (Scott) and Andrew Yingling; a great-grandson: Liam Buchanan; a sister: Anna Musselman; brothers-in-law: Buck Howard (Bobbi), Paul Howard (Diane) and Jeff Howard; sisters-in-law: Karen Powley (Chuck) and Sandy Howard; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Ted served in the US Army with an honorable discharge in 1952. He retired from Sears Roebuck and Co. in Altoona and relocated to Richmond, Va. where he worked at Robious/MAC until 2017. He enjoyed listening to classic country music, watching documentaries, and spending time with family and friends, including his buddy, Mr D. He shared a special relationship with Mr Liam and looked forward to their time together listening to Froggy 98, talking tools, dabbing, and eating greenies. Ted had a larger than life personality, was loved by many, and always had a story to share, a joke to tell, or a question to ask.
Interment will be private.
Friends are invited to come celebrate Ted’s life on Sunday, June 26, 2022 at O’Toole’s Restaurant & Pub, 4800 Forest Hill Ave, Richmond, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the animal rescue of your choice or your local food bank.
Celebration of Life
O’Toole’s Restaurant & Pub
Sunday, June 26, 2022
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Ted was one of a kind, so was Diane. I met them when I was 18 years old and friends with Heather. Ted and Diane showed me how parents should be. I will never forget or stop being thankful to them for their open arms and hearts! Many years later, after Diane passed, I reconnected with Ted and we became friends again. He was a joy to be around. Kind, caring and hysterically funny Ted had a way of making people love him. He will be greatly missed.
From many conversations with Anna, it is clear how much you are loved and how much you will be missed.
From all of us at Actuarial Benefits & Design, we send our heartfelt sympathy at this loss of a life that touched many. Anna has been a member of the AB&D family for a long time and she likely represents the best of what her dad lived to be, and we are grateful. His legacy lives on, take comfort.