ANNENBERG--Ted Max, died on October 3rd at home in New York City after a difficult struggle with stomach cancer. He was 88 years old, a native and lifelong resident of New York. Ted attended New York Military Academy, then New York University prior to receiving an appointment to the US Naval Academy. He was a regimental sub-commander and then 9th Company commander. Upon graduation he reported to Pensacola for flight training. Receiving his wings in December 1951, Ted reported to PBM patrol squadron VP-892 (later redesigned as VP-50), based in Japan and patrolling the Korean waters. He also served in the Philippines, patrolling the Formosa Straits. After resigning his commission in 1955, Ted attended Columbia University School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review. He served in the legal department of several corporations including Union Camp Corporation and Standard Brands. Ted retired in 1993 as Vice President and General Counsel of F.W. Woolworth Company. After retirement, Ted served as an American Bar Association arbitrator and volunteered as a small claims court arbitrator in New York City. He volunteered for a number of years teaching reading and math to adults at Literacy Partners, and as a mediator at The Better Business Bureau. He is survived by Jan, his wife of 67 years; his son Matthew and daughter-in-law Krista; and grandsons Alex and Nicholas. He has bequeathed a large box full of jokes, not always appropriate, to his grandsons. Donations may be made in Ted's memory to Literacy Partners.
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