Theodore Joseph Gaida, Jr,age 86, of Cambridge passed away January 7, 2009 at Bethesda Hospital in St. Paul. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, January 10th at Christ the King Catholic Church with Father James David Hahn as Celebrant. Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the funeral at the church. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Theodore J. Gaida, Jr, age 86, of Cambridge and formerly of Clifton, New Jersey passed away January 7, 2009 in the arms of his family at Bethesda Hospital in St. Paul.
Ted was born April 5, 1922 in Paterson, New Jersey to Theodore and Anna Gaida. He served his country in the US Navy during WWII. Ted worked with the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad for 20 years. He then worked at Hoffman-LaRoche Pharmaceuticals until retirement. He lived and died by his mantra, One trip around live life today, there may be no tomorrow.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore and Anna (Kostik) Gaida; wife, Mabel; son, Theodore; and sisters, Jean Ralick and Rose Shafran. Ted is survived by his son, Bruce (Joyce) Walasek of Blaine, Washington; daughter, Michele Gaida (Robert Mattson) of Blaine, Minnesota; five grandchildren, Wendy Walasek, Tamara Mineo, Melissa Mattson, Tracy Gaida and David Gaida; three great-grandchildren, Joseph and Dominick Mineo, and Arek Zenel-Walasek.