Theodore A. “Teddy” Leighton
TOGUS -– Theodore A. “Teddy” Leighton, 62, of Cumberland Street, Rumford, died on May 2, 2011 at the Veterans Hospital, Togus.
He was born in Rumford on August 18, 1948, a son of Harold and Melba (Philbrick) Leighton. He attended Mexico schools and received his G.E.D.
He served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
Teddy was well known as a carpet layer and had worked for James Cantello and Rodney Canwell for many years.
He was a life member of Robert Shand Post #1641, V.F.W., member of the Rumford Falls Aerie #1248, F.O.E., and member of Napoleon Ouellette Post #24, American Legion.
He enjoyed fishing, music, and was an avid fan of all of John Wayne’s movies. He also enjoyed spending time with his great nieces, Sierra and Maranda.
Survivors include sisters, Victoria Borja of Interlauchen, FL, Virginia Grant and husband, Howard of St. Augustine, FL, Sherry Posner and husband, Stratton of St. Augustine, FL, and Kerry Leighton and companion, Mike Thomas of Roxbury; brothers, Lawrence Philbrick and Timothy Leighton of Rumford; many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents and a brother Thomas Leighton.
A celebration of his life will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 19 at the VFW Hall, 330 Waldo St., Rumford. Interment at a later date will be at the Greenwood Cemetery, Dixfield. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress St., 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02210 in his memory.