Cuyahoga Falls

Theodore Christopher Keller, 76 of Cuyahoga Falls passed away on March 8, 2024 peacefully at home.

Ted was born on August 18, 1947 in Akron Ohio to James and Betty Keller. Ted loved reading, woodworking, being an all around handy man and sailing on the open waters.

Ted graduated from Stow High School in 1966 and then joined the Navy, during his enlistment he became a Navy Corpsman, HM3. Until being honorably discharged in 1969. Ted remained in the Reserves for two years while working as a Surgical Technician at Children’s Hospital. He then decided to follow in his fathers footsteps and joined the insurance business working at Jim Keller & Associates. During his Insurance career he served as 2nd Vice President on the board of Independent Insurance Agents and he taught pre-license education courses.

Ted met the love of his life Liz in 1987 and they married in 1988. Each having 2 children from previous marriages they raised 4 teenagers together.

Ted retired from the Insurance business at age 60 and went back to his medical roots by going to nursing school and graduating as an LPN with honors.

Ted is survived by his wife Liz Keller (Johnson) Children Julie Keller, James (Kulliki) Keller, Step daughter Cara Kay (Andrew), Megan Runfola: Six grandchildren Emma Robbins, Jordan Robbins, Logan Kay, Ali Zurzolo, Zoe Keller and Jonas Keller: Brother Richard Keller, Sisters Karen Wessinger (Frank) and Connie Gergel (Dan): and a great deal of other relatives, lifelong friend Sam Speck: and many, many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents James Keller and Betty Keller Ted Will be remembered for his witty personality and his willingness to help others.

Celebration of Ted’s Life will be conducted, 6:00pm Friday, March, 15 at the Hilliard-Rospert Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the celebration service from 4-6pm. Inurnment at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery will be at a later time

Donations to the Wounded Warrior project in lieu of flowers appreciated https:/ .