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Theodore H. Guething

February 16, 1919 November 16, 2011
Theodore H. Guething
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Obituary for Theodore H. Guething

Theodore H. Guething, age 92. Born February 16, 1919, Ted passed away peacefully and went Home on November 16, 2011. Ted grew up in New England, graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy and MIT. An accomplished athlete, he played tennis, golf, squash and skied. His passion, however, was sailing and he won many championships, both locally and on the national level.

Ted served in WWII as a Lt. Commander in the US Navy. While stationed on the USS Ticonderoga in the Pacific, he lost many friends and colleagues when two kamikaze almost destroyed the ship. While in the service, he met and married Camille Guyton, his loving wife of almost 68 years.

They resided in Birmingham, Michigan while Ted worked with his father, holding the patent on machine tools needed in the automobile industry. Ted went on to become President of Mackinac College, a liberal arts school. Ted and Camille moved to Key Biscayne, Florida in the early 70's and he established an irrigation company.

Upon retiring, Ted's routine was simple. He read the Bible every morning, walked the beach and swam in the ocean. He loved his wife Camille, his children, Theodore Hervey Guething III, Avery Ann Guething, both of whom predeceased him and his younger children Stephanie Giering and Carl Thomas Guething. He is also survived by 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

He was a member of Biscayne Bay Yacht Club, Riviera Country Club, Key Biscayne Yacht Club and Old Cutler Presbyterian Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Miami Rescue Mission as Ted was passionate about providing for the poor. Interment will take place Saturday, December 10th at Greenwood Cemetery, Birmingham.

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