John Tedford, 93, formerly of Potsdam
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 4:00 pm

John R. Tedford, 93, of Newport, passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at the Crystal Coast Hospice House.

His memorial service will be held Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Cape Carteret, Presbyterian Church in officiated by Pastor Ben Burrows.

John found joy in his career. He always wanted to become a statistician. He applied that ability to his studies in retirement. John had a great passion for Golf, he played until he was not able to. He enjoyed Tennis in later years. John was a compassionate lover of animals and took in 4 in the last years of his life.

He is survived by his wife, Helen Tedford of the home; sons, Joel Tedford and wife, Lisa of Westford, MA, Eric Tedford and wife, Paula of Greensboro, NC; brothers, Gordon Tedford of Manchester, CT, Bruce Tedford and wife, Kaye of Northborough, MA, Allen Tedford and wife, Simone of Fort Mills, SC.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Lillian Tedford; sisters, Shirley Larson and Elaine Weir; brother, Joseph Tedford.

Family will receive friends following the memorial service on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Cape Carteret, Presbyterian Church.

Flowers are welcome, or memorials can be sent to Crystal Coast Hospice House at 100 Big Rock Weigh, Newport, NC 28570 and Carteret County Humane Society at 853 Hibbs Rd, Newport, NC 28570.

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Arrangements are by Munden Funeral Home and Crematory, Morehead City, NC.