Ted Theodore Conley Leydon, Junior
Ted Leydon, 63, of Oaklyn NJ passed away March 21, 2018 at home with his loving wife Denise. Born May 21, 1954 in Bryn Mawr, third child of Theodore C Leydon & Elizabeth “Betty” Yerger, he grew up in Gladwyne, PA.
He attended Booth School, South Kent (CT) 1974, and Dean College (MA) 1976. He finished his BS at NY State Un. while in the Navy: 1981 to 1984; assigned to Attack Squad 165 with a service rank AQAN. In later years he received an Honorary PhD from Georgetown Un. in Geology for his findings in Antarctica.
Ted had several lifelong passions, among them travel: he had been around the globe more than 28 times, and made friends everywhere he went; Psychic & Palmistry work and fairs, eclectic collecting of shells & curiosities, antiquing & frequent road trips as a driver or the eternal explorer.
He is predeceased by his parents, and Annmarie Wright (first wife), survived by his wife Denise Mounayar, his Aunt and Uncle Dorothy “Dottie” & Ed Sheffield of Chestnut Hill, and children Cassandra O’Flynn (Daniel), TC Leydon, III (Melanie), sisters Kathy L. Kahan & Elizabeth “Tina” Leydon. His grandchildren are Danny O’Flynn & Sophie Rose Leydon, and nephews Chris & Devin Kahan.
Ted was a kind and gentle soul who used his unique gifts to help others. There will be a gravesite service at West Laurel Hill Funeral Home, Pa. at 12 pm April 19, 2018, directly followed by a Celebration of Life at home in NJ. If needed, more details will be on Facebook. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Colon Cancer research, or a charity of choice.