Edwin James “Ted” Choate Jr. of LeClaire, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, in Rock Island, Ill.
Ted was born on Sept. 12, 1932, in Chicago, to Edwin J. and Ruth (Sharky) Choate. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in pharmacy. He worked as a pharmacist for over 50 years and was president of Mays Drug Inc.
Earlier in life he served in the United States Navy, stationed in Cuba, where he met his wife of over 57 years, Lois Rose Pin.
Ted and Lois were members of Our Lady of the River Catholic Church in LeClaire.
Local survivors include his son, James N. (Vickie) Choate of Swisher.
A funeral mass was held Dec. 17 at Our Lady of the River Catholic Church of LeClaire. Burial followed at the Rock Island National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations may be made to Our Lady of the River Catholic Church or Serve Haiti in honor of Ted.
Condolences may be expressed to the family by viewing the obituary at www.McGinnis-Chambers.com .