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In Loving Memory of

Theodore A Ham II

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August 31, 1968
June 8, 2021
Theodore A. (Ted) Ham II, sadly and suddenly passed away at home at the age of 52 on June 8th, 2021 in Las Vegas, NV.
Ted was born at Point Pleasant Hospital and grew up in Lavallette, New Jersey .
After High School, Ted moved to Florida where he got married, had one son and stayed for 25 years before moving to Las Vegas, Nevada.
Ted was truly a genius and  naturally gifted. He could fix anything,  build anything or modify and make anything better–from cars to electronics to construction. He taught himself to play every instrument although drums and guitar, playing  80’s hair band music was his passion. From a very young age he wanted to be a Telephone Man. His first professional  job was working for New Jersey Bell. He went on to pursue education of all aspects of telephone systems including fiber optics. He loved everything about his career working in the telecommunication field. Ted was a prankster and his sense of humor and outgoing personality will be missed by everyone.  He left behind many who loved him including  his only son Nicolas Ham, his parents Theodore and Carolyn Ham, his sister Bonnie Aguiar, his sister Sarah Ham and several loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.  Ted loved older cats and went to the shelter and adopted the oldest, loneliest cat there, Susan.
So In Lieu of flowers please make a donation to the SPCA of Las Vegas, nevadaspca.org OR Community Cat Coalition of Clark County, c5-tnr.org.
To leave a memory of Ted or condolences for the family please visit https://www.mcdermottfuneralservice.com/obituaries/. McDermott Funeral Home, Las Vegas is in charge of arrangements and Ted will be flown to Florida for his son.

11 Responses

  1. So many memories of Tim will live on with your loved ones and especially with your son, Nick. May family and friends be comforted during this time of profound loss. My deepest condolences.

  2. Rip Ted thank you gor being the father to our son Nicolas. I see you in so many things he does from his laughter, faces he makes, humor and all your natural gifted talent. I will always remember all of our trips cruises and especially our trip to Tahiti. I’m sorry you didn’t get the chance to return I have your tattoo finishrd 30 years later like you always dreamed. You’ve been taken too soon from a nick. I still can’t believe this is true. Even though we weren’t together I have always loved you and will love you to the day I die. Love Marillz.

  3. Hey old friend you will be missed.. you were the nicest and realest people I new.. I remember going to crabs claw to eat lunch … I remember going to visit you with my son in Tampa and you the same coming to west palm with your son.. I known you for over 30 years and it has been an honor to be your friend.. your know home with the Lord and. I know we will see each other again.. your spirit will always be alive in the people you touched and it’s been many whom been Blessed by Theodore Ham.. love you bro

  4. I would just liked to extend my profound and sincere condolences to Ted’s family. He and and were co-workers and I considered him as a good friend. He and I often talked about music and his passion for playing music. I too share that passion and we really enjoyed discussing music. He will be missed very very much…

  5. I send sincere condolences to Ted’s son Nic, to Ted’s parents, sisters, to Marta, and to his many loved ones. Ted. I have known him since the last wee bit of 2015, but it feels like I’ve known him always. You might notice his hard shell at first, but stick around and you’ll always feel his kindness and warmth. As our friendship grew I learned a lot about his life and, particularly, his Florida and Las Vegas experiences. When he told me that, when younger, he decided to learn how to weld, and did learn, lickety-split!… I sensed that Ted was one of those jack of all trades. And it’s true. Almost daily, we philosophized over home construction, neat colorful lighting ideas, Cisco, music, guitars, drums, Todd Rundgren and Benny Mardones, the Sydney Opera House; Brijesh, Allan, John, ‘Travor’, and Jack; cats (his beloved Susan and my Albert), the telephone industry, Spanish translations and fishing with his true friend Felipe, politics, hair, exactly what machines he used, and how, at the gym 6 days a week… it was endless and always new, our running commentary. Ted told me loved elephants and watched documentaries about them. He addressed my husband as HANK via e-mails to me, after he learned they were kindred guitar players and spirits; coincidentally they both learned Merle Haggard’s ‘I’ll just sit here and drink’ at the same time. Ted was always insisting that HANK should buy him things, such as a $9,500 Session Border Controller or a $16,215.79 Tektronix MDO3104 1 GHz Oscilloscope 4 Analog Channel; the list went on and on. One day we finally had the opportunity to meet in person, and over a group dinner at an Italian eatery he kept accusing me of making eyes at the one-man-band on stage, and later exclaimed, “…you eat like a two year old!” … because I had a lot of linguine left on my plate. There is no one like Ted; so funny and such a quick clever wit, but so plain spoken and bitingly direct at the same time.
    Very dear to Ted’s heart, he often spoke of his happy life with Marta, his love. Ted was learning a bit of Bach and Beethoven, so I don’t think he’ll mind if I end my tribute by attributing a Dickens quote to this occasion, with his Marta in mind, and in heart:
    ~ “I wish you to know that you have been the last dream of my soul.” -Dickens, 1859 ~

  6. I grew up with Ted in Lavallette. We shared a number of childhood adventures that I will always remember fondly in spite of the time I spent grounded afterwards. Time has passed and we may have moved on but we will always be Safe Crackers and Roof Hoppers.

  7. My deepest condolences to the Ham family. Ted was my co-worker but more than that Ted was my friend. I came out here to Vegas 3 years ago to take a job at Zenith from Philadelphia. After a few phone interviews I flew out and met with Ted. I was immediately impressed with his knowledge and knew this job will work out fine. These last 3 years sitting in our cube with him have been a blessing learning and laughing with him. I will miss Ted as he was my friend and someone I truly respected. I go back now and look at his notes and emails and can see him laughing at how political the corporate world can be and Ted only wanted to code and play his bass. RIP my friend

  8. With tears in my eyes I write this comment. Ted you were like a brother to me, with so many fond memories I can’t count. From your first concert to the many trips to North Jersey for college parties. You were the best workout partner i ever had. My condolences to your family and I hope to see them again soon. Rest in peace my friend

  9. So sorry to hear about Ted’s passing. Many of his music friends have been reaching out trying to find out if he was okay. Sending love and prayers to his family and loved ones.

  10. So sorry to hear of Ted’s passing! So many of our music friends have been looking for Ted and finding this is heartbreaking. He was a great guy and a good friend who will be truly missed. Our condolences to his family and loved ones.

  11. I did not know Ted but I owned a website he frequently contributed to. He will be missed, and I’m so sorry for your loss.

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