Louis A. Theodores August 14,1944- June 6, 2012
Webster - The family of Louis Allen Theodores sadly announces that our beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle and good friend passed away on June 6 2012 at Rose Monahan House after a brief illness.
Louis was born in Webster, Massachusetts on August 14,1944, the son of Peter and Francine (Kiako) Theodores, who immigrated to this country from Greece in 1921 and settled in Dudley.
He was predeceased by his loving wife Jacqueline who passed away in 2004 after a lengthy illness. In 1972, Louis and Jacqueline Westberg were married and moved to their beautiful new home overlooking Webster Lake. Jackie, a practicing Registered Nurse who worked at Hubbard and Sunbridge .
He leaves a daughter, Jacqueline of Woodstock, CT, a son Bruce of California a grandson Tyler, and a granddaughter Haley a sister Elenora Davies of Shrewsbury and a brother, Ted, of Cape Cod.
He attended Dudley Junior High School, graduated from Bartlett High School in 1962, and achieved an Associate degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Wentworth Institute in Boston in 1964. He subsequently served 6 months in the US Army, stationed at Fort Leonard Wood in the Missouri Ozarks, where he was trained in chemical, biological and radiological weapon systems. He returned home to begin his professional career as a design engineer at the Heald Machine Company in Worcester, MA, a leading worldwide supplier of machine tools and subsidiary of the Cincinnati Milling Machine Company.
In 1967, Louis joined with his father Peter and Uncle Chris, both of Dudley, in the formation of a family business, Quality Dyers, Inc. of Webster. He subsequently served as its President and General Manager throughout its successful 24-year history, employing many experienced local textile workers and achieving several major technical innovations that allowed the company to thrive and grow in a very competitive textile industry.
Louis always enjoyed entertaining and visiting with family and friends, managing an extensive antique collection, trading on EBay, spending quality time with his grandson Tyler and his dog Hannah .He was an avid and accomplished photo artist specializing in black and white digital imaging, and was a member of the Cape Cod Art Association where he exhibited and sold his work. Most recently, he was employed at Wal-Mart Oxford as a special assistant.
A brief Memorial Service will be held at a later Date . Donations may be made in Louis's name to Rose Monahan Hospice Home 10 Judith Rd. Worcester ,Ma 01602 www.bartelfuneralhome.com