OBITUARY

Ted Aidman

May 3, 1924December 31, 2011

Ted Aidman, 87, died peacefully at home on New Year’s Eve. Ted was born May 3, 1924 in Akron, Ohio to Rose and Morris Aidman. He earned his B.A. from the Ohio State University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He served as a lecturer at the University of Miami and as a Consulting Psychologist in private practice in Miami since 1951.

Ted was the Founder and First President of the Dade County Psychological Association, providing training, leadership and service to various local, national and international mental health associations throughout his long career.

A loving son, husband, brother, father, uncle, grandfather and great-grandfather, Ted believed strongly in actualizing human potential through self-awareness, mutual loving and positive self-fulfilling prophecy.

Ted was predeceased by his loving wife of 60 years, Adeline Aidman, his parents and brothers. Ted is survived by his three children, Randall Aidman, Linda Stroker and husband John, Barry Aidman and wife Karen, along with numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, friends and colleagues.

A celebration of Ted’s life will be held from 11:00 am-1:00 pm on Saturday, January 7 at the home of Dr. Robert Cava and Daniella Levine, 860 Jeronimo Drive, Coral Gables, Florida, 33146. Memorials may be sent to Breakthrough Austin, 1050 East 11th Street, Suite 350, Austin, Texas 78702, or to support Parkinson’s or cancer research.

Arrangements under the direction of Lakeside Memorial Park and Funeral Home,10301 NW 25th Street, Miami, FL.33172

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Diana Cole-McLean

May 25, 2012

I met "Tedders" in 1972. I sat in his little side office waiting for him while doing yoga poses to try and calm down. I was so scared. Ted was to become the biggest change agent in my life. Always greeting me with that long embracing hug. His office a place of peace and comfort to me. The Buddha and masks and the cup of tea always offered as we sat and talked. Sometimes we sat by his Koi fish in the back garden. He was my anchor when my life was in chaos. He gave me the tools to become my own anchor and find my center. He made each of us believe we could reach our potential and he never allowed us, or me, to stay stuck. There has never been a day that passes that I don't think of you Ted. The gifts you gave me. Your undying compassion, support and belief in me when I thought I would not make it. Ted, you have been on my mind for several weeks now, and yesterday I browsed the internet to fine your number to call you. To tell you how you impacted my life , like no one has ever done since. How much you are still part of my life., Your stories, your insightful sayings that I have passed down to my children. I became a therapist because of you. You made me believe in my Self and to find who that Self was. That I was a good peron who deserved the best out of life. What I found yesterday was this Guest Book. My sadness is so deep. I thought you would live forever. I will always love you and miss you. You were one of the Great Ones Ted. How lucky I was to know you, drink those cups of tea with you, laugh and cry, and learn about life and growing. With all my Heart...Diana
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Steven Cassel

January 8, 2012

To my friend and mentor:Ted you were a way of life as well as a force to be reckoned with. You were a good, good, man. You will be missed.

Peter Christiansen

January 6, 2012

Dr Aidman got me through high school, college and then into graduate school, and along the way he even taught me how to tie a windsor knot necktie. There has never been a day since 1958 when I first met him that I have not thought of him. He helped me become who I am.

Peter Christiansen
San Francisco

January 5, 2012

Thank you, Ted, for making a complete change possible in my life.
John L. Taylor

FROM THE FAMILY