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Theodore James Karwin Obituary




I came across this poem and thought of you Teddy...You're remembered always ♥

Death is nothing at all,
I have only slipped away into the next room.
Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.
... Call me by my old familiar name.
Speak to me in the easy way which you always used.

Laugh as we always laughed
at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me. Pray for me.
Let my name be the household word it always was.
Let it be spoken

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Posted by: Deborah Fischer - Palm Springs, CA - friend   Sep 28, 2011

Ted was like a big brother to my son and will be deeply missed. My son first met Ted when he started at U.P. Ted was a true friend; always responsive and willing to listen. I met Ted when my son and I were in Portland last summer. Ted recommended a great quirky place to eat. Over lunch I expereinced many of the qualities that other people have described about Ted; he was charasmatic, fun, intelligent, articulate, generous, kind and

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Posted by: Karen Hunter - Boise, ID   Apr 03, 2009

Tribute To Teddy April 1, 2009
Our family has been blessed by our long time friendship with the Karwin’s and I am honored to be sharing my reflections on how extraordinary Teddy was and how he will always be considered an important and treasured member of our family.
It seems like only a few years ago that I held him in my arms visiting him as a newborn at Providence Hospital – he was gorgeous from the very beginning. With Teddy

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Posted by: Teri Meyer    Apr 03, 2009

"This parting cannot be for long; for those who love as we do cannot be parted.
We shall always be united in thought, and thought is a great magnet"...
love letters of abelard & heloise

We'll remember you Teddy, we'll remember you...
tom and debs


Posted by: Tom and Deborah Rounds    Apr 02, 2009

Teddy will be so missed. He was my 3rd grandson. He was bright, smart and so
much fun. I have great memories. My heart goes out to Nancy and Tom.

Love you Florence


Posted by: Florenc R    Apr 01, 2009

Ted was only at Willamette for one year but I still feel touched by knowing him and being his neighbor. I wish I had kept more in touch with him after he left Willamette. I hope he knows just how much he is missed and the mark he left upon this world.


Posted by: Suzanne S.    Apr 01, 2009

There are no words that can express the sorrow I feel over your loss of Teddy. (He will forever be Teddy to me!) Reading the tributes tells me that he will live on through all of the family and friends that he has touched with his infectious spirit. I am with you in thought and prayer and would do anything to help you through this time of sorrow.


Posted by: Debbie Hanna    Apr 01, 2009

May the good lord bless and keep your family. May you take strength and comfort in prayer and in the many friends who mourn and grieve with you.


Posted by: Jeff Hanna - Portland, OR   Mar 31, 2009

Teddy...what a guy. The only person I know who could make me look and feel unkempt! The only guy I would trust with my car...the only guy I know that when he answered the phone, and you asked him how he was, always, always said "Excellent!" He was and always will be in my mind, a one of a kind. Willing to do anything for you at anytime. I watched Ted grow up with our two boys and am so

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Posted by: David Meyer - West Linn, OR   Mar 31, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with Teddy's family and friends. It is a tragic loss of a wonderful young man.


Posted by: Debbie Wilkins    Mar 31, 2009