Theodore Walter Guest

January 8, 1923October 9, 2020

Guest, Theodore W. “Ted” (nee Gecewicz) A Cleveland, Ohio native by birth, he attended East Technical High School and was a “ham” radio operator, joining the US Navy in 1942 and subsequently assigned to the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington-DC form 1943-46 on an electronic airborne project. He graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1950. He worked for several major corporations in marketing posts but most of his working career was in the sales and marketing of industrial controls, instruments, and electronic components as an Independent Mfr’s Agent in the mid-west area. He was a lifetime Associate member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. Ted was a member of the Dayton Microcomputer Association. The Discussion Club of Dayton, the World Affairs Council, a lifetime member of the American Association of Individual Investors and the Kettering American Legion Post # 598 and Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity. An Elderhosteler, he traveled in all major continents after retirement and was a strong believer of individual freedom and the free-enterprise system. During retirement, he was a volunteer for the Life Essentials for Seniors and Junior Achievement organizations. An avid tennis player, he belonged to the Quail Run and Kettering tennis clubs. He was a member of the Southminster Presbyterian Church of Centerville since 1972. Ted is survived by his wife of 66 years Gloria Baker Guest, children; Diane Horsman (Tracy), Joyce Guest, Allan (Balinda) Guest. Cheryl Bateman (Michael), grandchildren; Cindy, Angel, Laurel, Jessica, Ryan and great-grandchildren, Ellie & Taylor. Friends and family are invited to a graveside service at 10:30 am Friday October 16, at David’s Cemetery. Rev Nancy Birdsong officiating. Memorial Contributions may be made to The Hospice of Dayton 324 Wilmington Ave Dayton, Ohio 45420. On line condolences may be sent to


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Eileen Baker

October 14, 2020

My deepest sympathy for the family of Ted Guest. Before the Guests joined Southminster Church , my late husband, also named Ted and I met Ted at the Kettering ice rink. Ted Guest was a natural on ice... a talented skater with his own unique style. After getting to know the Guests through church social events I realized Ted was not a spectator in life but rather an enthusiastic participant. He accepted both opportunity and challenges equally.
Ted will be remembered for his character, intellect, kindness, keen wit, patriotism , strong sense of justice and so much more.
Ted was an original and I am grateful to have known him.
May God's love bring you comfort and peace.
Eileen Baker - Member Southminster Presbyterian Church.

James Gundel

October 11, 2020

Ted and I were good friends for over thirty years. We meet because of our common interests in technology, travel and investments. I always enjoyed our stimulating conversations. He was very knowledgeable on a variety of subjects. I loved his upbeat attitude and quirky sense of humor. I will miss him dearly... Jim Gundel

Thomas Mitter

October 11, 2020

Ted Guest was a wonderful person. We met on the tennis court at Quail Run, and became lasting friends. We shared so much together. He will be greatly missed. My deepest sympathy to his lovely family.

Tom Mitter


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