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Theodore James Karwin Obituary



When remembering our friend, Ted, I will always think of two things: his wonderful sense of humor and his unwavering support of another’s ambition or talent. Even as early as high school he acknowledged other’s accomplishments with encouragement and was first to send a genuine complement. Because of this I always looked forward to sharing thoughts and ideas with him as I knew his friendship was a safe harbor to nurture creativity. It’s a lesson in friendship and decency that I’ll take with me for the rest of my life. 


Posted by: Joshua Mecouch - West Linn, OR   Dec 07, 2011

teddy, we know that to everyone else you were Ted, but to us you were Teddy. you were a car guy to the extreme, a great guy & you left us way too early. we will miss you forever. god bless you, stan,martha, jonathan & the bif


Posted by: the cohen's - waverly, PA   Dec 07, 2011

Ted,Nancy, Tom & "Fred the Dog". What wonderful memories you have left with us. Seeing Ted & friends ride by on their bikes past our townhome in the summer in nw portland was always a joy. having Ted ring my cell phone and say, "hey, i just saw you drive by in the speedster...the car looks awsome"! i will truly miss the "car talk" with you Ted. a little bit of you lives on forever in each one of us. we love you all...Dave & Becky


Posted by: david schroeder    Dec 07, 2011

Ted (Teddy) was one of my favorite students. He always contributed to the class discussion and activities. I was impressed by his insights and his genuine interest in the study of literature. He was a student that left a lasting impression and I am deeply saddened. The world is missing a bright light of passion, enthusiasm and zest for life. Meagyn Keys Karmakar


Posted by: Meagyn (Keys) Karmakar - Beaverton, OR   Dec 07, 2011

"Our Teddy is no longer with us." I will never forget those words and I will never forget Teddy. Such a fine human being. So warm, kind, thoughtful, positive, funny, and smart. So handsome and impeccable in his dress and manners! Such a good friend to my daughter, for which I am grateful. I ache for Erica, Robin, Teddy's family, and all of Teddy's many friends. There is a hole in our hearts and lives. Nancy and Tom, I am

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Posted by: Bev Davis Root - Tualatin, OR   Dec 07, 2011

I hope his family stays strong during this time. Ted was loved so dearly.


Posted by: Jane    Dec 07, 2011

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    Dec 07, 2011

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   Dec 07, 2011

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   Dec 07, 2011

My heart goes out to the family over your loss. You will be in my prayers.


Posted by: Meridee Kaiel - Portland, OR   Dec 07, 2011