Ted F. Holdren, 63, of Weirton passed away Monday February 22, 2010. Born June 18, 1946, in Pax, WV, he was a son of the late Homer Thedford and Barbara Caruso Holdren. A very dedicated employee, Ted retired after 35 years of service with Weirton Steel, where he was a shipper in the Sheet Mill Shipping Department. When he was not working, Ted enjoyed the outdoors, especially when he was hunting, at his cabin in Ritchie County. He loved to garden and often shared the fruits of his labor with his friends and family. He was a member of the N.R.A., and the Weirton Steel 25 Year Club. He is survived by his two sons, V. Scott Holdren of Weirton, WV, and Jeffrey A. Holdren and his wife Betsy of Baltimore, MD; a brother, Paul Holdren of Cranberry Township, PA; three sisters, Charlotte N. Litman of Myrtle Beach, SC, Betty K. Beardshear of Fort Collins, CO, and Judith C. Simpson of Clearbrook, VA. Visitation will be 2-4 & 6-8 PM Thursday, at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, where services will be conducted 11 AM Friday. Bill Litman will preside. Share tributes and memories at www.grecohertnick.com

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  1. You were a prince of a man, just like your father was, a good guy and friend and the best brother ever. Best of all, you were a Christian. We will miss you and love you forever. Your sister Betty

  2. You struggled long and hard these last few years under conditions that were so foreign to you. But that was how you lived your life: anything of value required hard work. I will miss your smile. Rest in peace my brother and may the Lord God of the Universe be merciful to you.

  3. Dearest Uncle Teddy… You were a beloved son, uncle, father, friend, and brother. I will cherish the memories that I have of you deep in my heart and will never forget your “last” dance at our wedding. I am so glad that Emerson got to meet his GREAT uncle. We love you… Steven, Nicole, and Emerson

  4. Scott & Jeff, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Dad (Uncle Jr) always loved going to your dad’s farm and spending time with him and your grandfather. He always loved to hear from your dad on how many deer you guys had killed and just sharing memories with him. He will be missed. With love & prayers, Jr, Mary and Chris

  5. Fourth of July’s, sitting on Granny and Grandpa’s porch in August heat and some summer weeks over the years spent spent in Moundsville. I smile when I think of my Uncle Teddy making me (a chubby little 8 year old girl) laugh. This is the way I’ll remember you and your wonderful gravelly-toned voice. I loved you very much. Your Niece, Suz.

  6. To my precious brother I will never forget you and I cannot remember a time when I didn’t love you. I have loved you since the day you were born and cherish our time together.

  7. Teddy Boy, you lit up our lives with your quiet, sincere acts of kindness (also checkin out the chicks) and eating Kentucky Fried. The “greatest of these is love” and you rank a big #1…love you forever.

  8. to the whole family, you have our sincerest condolences in the passing of teddy. i last saw him at my mom’s viewing back in 2008 and was surprised but warmed that he would come when she passed. i have fond memories of teddy and know you all can keep him close to your hearts by your moments together. let God help you in your grief and may He bless you in the days to come.

  9. On the very top of the moutain stands the Buck, strong and proud. Fear and pain can no longer hunt him, he is free. You will always live in my precious childhood memories of family and love. Give Grandma & Grandpa Holdren a kiss for us. Love your niece Kelly

  10. You were my friend for ovr 40 years. I remember all the times you picked me up at the airport and the visits to Judy’s. My sincere sympathy to Scott, Jeff, Paul, Judy, Betty, Nadine and all the family. I know you all have a lot of wonderful memories of Teddy. I pray that your relationship with God will get you through this difficult time and bring you comfort.

  11. Dear Family, My love, smypathy and prayers go out for the entire family. May God bless you one and all. Ethel & Paul

  12. Scott and Jeff, I am sorry to hear about your loss. I remember your father as he was while we were growing up in the neighborhood. Our sincerest sympathies to you and the rest of the family. We will continue to keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers. Dave, Beth, Alyssa and Joshua Heilman

  13. Dear Scott and Jeff, We were so sorry to hear of your Father’s passing. It’s very hard losing a parent, life is never quite the same, but we pray that your happy memories of your Dad will comfort you always. We know Ted was a very special man. Hang on to Faith, Family and Friends, these are what will heal your grief. With sympathy and friendship, Mike and Janice Petrovich and Family

  14. It is hard to believe that one that seemed to love and enjoy life so much the last time we saw him is now gone. He is in a better place for him, but you will miss your brother and we will share in your loss. May God Bless – Pat and Jimmy

  15. Holdren family: I was very sorry to read about your loss. I remember Ted well as we were Weir High School classmates. May the good memories you have of him sustain you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Jim Brandolino [Class of ’64]

  16. Please accept my deepest sympathy on Ted’s passing. He will be fondly remembered as a member of the WHS Class of 1964. ~~~ Susan Spencer-Smith (nee Kearns), Class of ’64

  17. We were sadden to hear about Teddy Boy, He reminded us so much of his dad. Your loss is Heaven’s gain. Know we think of you and send our deepest sympathy.

  18. How lucky we all are to have had “Uncle Teddy” in our lives. His smile, patience, and love of nature are all part of the memory that he leaves. Our hearts and prayers are with you,Scott and Jeff, on the loss of your dad. Love, Ginger,Per,Chloe,Keegan, and Mia

  19. Uncle Arnold remembers hunting with Ted and Jeff on their farm and they are fond memories. Arnold and Aunt Ruby remembers the many family get-to-gethers we had at our parents in Beckley in by-gone years. May the Lord’s blessings be with all our families during this time.

  20. Since Betty sent me the news of Teddy Boy’s passing, little snipets of memories have woven their way through my mind–Teddy going fishing in Tom’s pond with my brothers–Teddy helping me to draw water from Uncle Ted’s well to carry back to the one room school house–Teddy laughing and eating dessert at the Fourth of July family reunion at our grandparents in Beckley–Teddy and his deer hunting tales–and the last time I saw him at the Holdren Family Reunion at Euler Farm in Cottageville July of 2003. So much like his dad–enjoying and living life. Love and prayers for comfort to those who have shared the good times and the bad in this life and who have loved Teddy through it all. May we all be together in heaven one day. Much love, Ernie, Jenny and family.

  21. .to the Holdren family, i worked with Ted in the sheet mill and i would like to send my condolences and to say that he will be missed

  22. What wonderful memories we all share of Teddy and how blessed we are for each memory. Our heart felt love, thoughts, and prayers go out to each family member. We will miss him. Mike,Lisa,Leslie & David Allen

  23. To the family of Ted Holdren my deepest sympathy in the loss of your brother, father, uncle and friend. May you take comfort in knowing he is now in a better place.

  24. It saddens us to know we have lost our “Teddy Boy”, not only a Nephew, and Cousin to us but also a caring,loving man. We didn’t speak or visit often but we often thought about him. Our Condolences and love go out to his sons and also to the rest of the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love you, Uncle Frank, Pat, Debbie,Carolyn and Dianna

  25. Uncle Teddy was such a great person. Always smiling and happy, even when he wasnt in the best of health. I hate that i didnt have the chance to see him since his birthday a few years ago, but he will be missed.

  26. Scott and Jeff, Sorry to hear about the passing of Ted. I always enjoyed the stories my Dad would tell about him and Ted in the Mill. Your Dad always treated all of us kids in the neighborhood great. He will be missed.

  27. I will miss Uncle Teddy so much. I’m glad John and the kids and I got to spend some time with him at the reunion and got to visit with him at his house before he got too sick. I remember his distinctive voice talking about hunting or about the Steelers. I remember all those beagles he had when I was a little kid. He was fun to be around – he was a wonderful man. Scott and Jeff, hugs to you.

  28. Dear Holdren Family, My Sincere condolences to you all at the passing of your loved one. May the wonderful memories you all made be a blessing to you as you travel the path of missing him. The last time we spoke was at the Weirton Steel 25 year club picnic when he told me Terry Markel (his friend) was going to bring him to worship at the Weirton Hghts church of Christ. I was so looking forward to that time. May God Bless you all as you reflect upon your memories. A friend from the Chruch of Christ Darlene (Hanlin) McKinley

  29. My friend,I’ll always cherish the memories we shared at your cabin hunting with your dad, family and friends. We both had a love for the outdoors,but your real love was love of family. You were a very loving and caring father,always concerned about the wants and needs of your two sons Scott and Jeff. We all love you. God bless you

  30. Scott & Jeff, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Lisa

  31. Childhoood cherished memoreies of the Hpldern family are kept close to me. I am sorry to hear of the this brother.

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