Theodore “Ted” Trikilis, 64, of Chippewa Lake, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009, at Elyria Memorial Hospital after suffering a heart attack on Saturday.
He was born July 22, 1944, in Canton to Nick and Genevieve (Argiry) Trikilis. He graduated from Wooster High School and attended Kent State University. Ted was co-founder of Pro Arts in Medina, creators of the famous Farrah Fawcett poster, which is displayed in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C. His proudest achievement was continuing his fatherâ€™s work in the air and water purification business, marketing the Aranizerâ„¢ line of equipment. Ted was a published author with Simon and Schuster and an avid winning gambler of cards and computer games. He was an intelligent, generous and kind man who loved fishing. He will be sorely missed.
Ted is survived by his beloved wife, Io; older brother, Mike Trikilis of Akron; loving sister, Paulette (Dennis) Lorincz of Wadsworth; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial service: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Roberts Funeral Home-Sherwood Chapel, 7067 Cleveland Road (state Route 3), Wooster. Pastor Larry Keener will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family to assist with expenses.
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