Theodore Richard (Ted) Balcomb died at Suncoast Hospice in St. Petersburg, Fla. on April 17, 2020 after a prolonged illness. He was 75.

The oldest of three siblings, he was born August 4, 1944, in Kingston, Pa. He was a 1962 graduate of Linton High School in Schenectady, N.Y., and went on to earn a bachelor of science in business administration from Hartwick College in 1966. He was a member of Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity. He received an MBA from the University of Connecticut in 1967. In 1968 he married to Nancy Schick of Wantagh, N.Y.; they met while both attending Hartwick College for their undergraduate degrees.

Ted worked for 41 years in IT systems management with Sylvania Corp, Wang Computers, Polaroid Corp., and Lincoln Laboratory (Homeland Security) at MIT before retiring. They lived for many years in Wellesley, had a beautiful home they built in Edgartown, and also resided for the last 10 years in St. Petersburg, Fla.

He was an avid tennis player, and had numerous awards for competition in high school, college and corporate events. He was a lifelong freshwater and saltwater fisherman and loved the outdoors. He was a licensed pilot and for 17 years owned a private plane which he parked on Martha’s Vineyard in the summer. After retiring he enjoyed riding motorcycles with his brother in Florida. He was a member of the Pass-A-Grille Beach United Church of Christ and volunteered with Habitat for Humanity.

He was a dedicated husband, father and grandfather and will be remembered for his love and devotion to his family.

He is survived by his wife Nancy; son Mark and his wife Josselyn, St. Petersburg, Fla., son Joshua and his wife Amy of Groton; and three grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Richard and his wife Betty of Pasadena, Calif., and brother John of St. Petersburg, Fla.

Funeral services were delayed due to the pandemic.

He was cremated, and a memorial service will be private for immediate family at a future date.