Theodore T. Yerkes (‘Ted’) passed away peacefully on March 10, 2020, at Milford Center. He was 83.

Ted was born in Milford, the son of the late Robert H. and Eleanor (Moore) Yerkes. He began his career as a salesman at the Milford Chronicle. He also worked for many years for Boulevard Electric, Economy Auto and Chick’s of Harrington. After his retirement, Ted worked as a parts runner for I.G. Burton in Milford for several years.

Ted was a Life Member of the Houston Volunteer Fire Company and had just received his 60-year service award, and was still an active member.

As well as serving on numerous committees, he held the positions of President, Secretary, Treasurer and Fire Police. Ted was a loyal and dedicated member of the Houston Volunteer Fire Company as well as to the citizens of the Houston community. The fire company was very fortunate to have such a dedicated member for over 60 years.

– Submitted by Cheryl Wyatt