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Theodore W. Volckhausen
August 9, 1940 – August 1, 2021

Theodore W. Volckhausen died August 1, 2021. He was 8 days short of his 81st birthday. He lived in Redding from 1950 to 1965 and later, from 2009 to 2021. He was the son of Theodore G. Volckhausen and Ruth Volckhausen, and brother of Lisa Volckhausen McCann of Redding, and Philip Volckhausen of Paonia, Colorado.

Ted attended Redding School, the only school in Redding in the 1950s, the Loomis School, Yale University, and Harvard Law School. He served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army infantry in Vietnam.

At Yale Ted achieved the Dean’s List as a History major and was a Ranking Scholar. He was on the Branford College soccer team and served as secretary and treasurer of the Russian Club. He roomed with Alex Garvin and Mike Ross.

He lived in Manhattan after the army and worked as an editor/publisher of Bankers Research in Westport. He loved Redding and spent many weekends there, visiting his parents, playing tennis and seeing friends. He sang in several choral groups in New York, including the Canterbury Choral Society and the choir at Calvary St. George Church, where he served as a warden and led a popular Bible study group.

Ted is survived by his sister and brother and by a niece and two nephews, as well as a brother-in-law, Jorden McDevitt, and sister-in-law, Lee Ellen Eula Volckhausen.


— John Harger Stewart