Theodore J. “Ted” Maroun passed away peacefully and unexpectedly on October 17, 2018 with his wife and stepdaughter with him at the Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Ted was 83 at the time of his death. He was born in Tupper Lake, the son of Rose and Joe (Assad) Maroun.
Ted is survived by a daughter Denise: two sons, T.J. and Martin and stepdaughter, Rochelle. He is also survived by his wife of 32 years, Sup Mei.
He was predeceased by three brothers: Walter, Joe and Woody, as well as two sisters, Lilah and Rose. He has one surviving brother, Donald. He is also survived by grandchildren and great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Ted graduated from Holy Ghost Academy, and then served a hitch in the U.S. Marine Corps. He received a bachelor's degree from Potsdam State and masters’ degrees from both Canisius College and State University of New York at Buffalo.
He then went on to earn his doctorate in education from the University of Indiana.
In 1970, he was appointed to the faculty at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. He retired from McGill several years ago as one of their most respected and knowledgeable professors in the field of counselor education.
For many years Ted had a second home on River Road. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and boating on the Raquette River. He was a former member of the Tupper Lake Volunteer Fire Department.
He was also a member of the River Ridge Hunting Club where he enjoyed great times with his nephew Paul and his close friend, Bruce Smith.
A Mass of Christian burial was said for Ted at St. Monica’s Roman Catholic Church in Toronto on the 27th of November. His nephew Paul Maroun gave the eulogy. Internment was at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto.
Donations in Ted’s memory may be made to the Tupper Lake Volunteer Fire Department.