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Theodore M. Erich, Sr. | 71

January 18, 1951 - January 18, 2022

Theodore M. Erich, Sr., 71, of 43 Dutch Hollow Road Ext., Wilcox, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at his residence.

He was born January 18, 1951, in St. Marys, son of the late William T. and Eyeleen Meyer Erich.  Ted was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1968.  After graduation, he served in the Army and later in the National Guard.  Ted was a retired employee of SGL Carbon.

On May 5, 2005, in St. Marys, Ted married Sharon M. Blessel, who survives.  He is also survived by his daughter, Tina L. Erich (David Corbett) of St. Marys; his son, Theodore M. Erich, Jr. (Michelle Carpin) of Wilcox; eight grandchildren: Chelsea, Eric, Cheyenne, Samantha, Hope, Isaac, Gina, and Alex; two great-grandchildren; his step-children: Angela Copello, Kevin Copello, and Tammy McTaggart, all of St. Marys; his sister, Charlene Andres of St. Marys, and by his brother, Daniel Erich of St. Marys.

In addition to his parents, Ted was predeceased by his brother-in-law, Dennis Andres.

Ted was a true family man, always putting his family first, especially his grandchildren.  He lived by the motto, “rules do not apply” and will be affectionately remembered as the “Mayor of Glen Hazel”.  Ted enjoyed shooting trap with the Straub Hot Shots, as well as camping and hunting.

A Funeral Service will be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 25, 2022, at 11:00 AM.  Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen’s Burial Detail. 

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Tuesday morning, from 10:00 AM until the time of the service.



January 25, 2022
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home

Funeral Service

January 25, 2022
11:00 AM
Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home

Final Resting Place

Tribute Wall


  1. Good friend and great cousin, your words of wisdom will be missed by many. RIP

  2. RIP, Ted. You touched all who knew you and will be missed. Hugs and prayers to the families and am happy you were a part of ours.

  3. My deepest condolences to all of his family and friends.
    I am wishing everyone peace, comfort and lots of love during this difficult time.
    Ted was such a wonderful person , I am very greatful to have some many terrific memories with him and his family ❤️ RIP Ted from your favorite flatlanders 💖

  4. So sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers during during this difficult time. Ted was a great guy, he will be missed by many. With Deepest Sympathy.
    Dean, Mary, & Ryan Hanes

  5. Sharon and family,
    Our deepest condolences to you all. Just the llittle time we’ve known him we consider a blessing.
    Bob and Kathie Wolfe

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