Terrence “Terry” Quentin Easterwood, age 77, of Chandler, Arizona passed away on January 24, 2019, after waging a brave battle with Alzheimer’s. Born in Lorain, Ohio on April 26, 1941, he was the son of Allen and Catherine (Griffin) Easterwood. Terry was raised in Amherst, Ohio with his two siblings, and graduated from Marion L. Steele High School in 1959. Terry served in the United States Army as a Tank Mechanic and Driver in Germany during the Vietnam War. Following his Army service, Terry was employed by Ford Motor Company in Lorain, Ohio. Terry graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Science in Education. He also earned a Certification in Deaf Education.
Terry retired from Toledo Public Schools (TPS) where he taught special education, driver’s education, and social studies for 30 years. He served as Department Chair for the Hearing-Impaired Department at DeVilbiss High School and was chess coach at Waite High School during his time with TPS. Terry served on the Board of Toledo Federation of Teachers and was a Union Representative at both DeVilbiss and Waite High Schools. Following retirement, Terry volunteered his time with several organizations, to include: Great Lakes Historical Society, Rockwall County G.O.P., St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Our Lady by the Lake Episcopal Church, and several community theatres in northwest Ohio.
Terry met and married his loving wife, Ann (Jolley) Easterwood in 1982. Terry and Ann enjoyed spending time together in community theatre, church, book club, the Republican Party, and traveling the U.S. and abroad. Terry will be remembered for his love of reading, storytelling, and sense of humor. Terry’s favorite quote was, “leave them laughing”!
Terry was preceded in death by his parents, brother Allen Easterwood, and sister-in-law Sue Easterwood. Terry’s survivors include: his wife Ann of 36 years; sister Renee (Easterwood) Slaus; children Sandra Viola, Joseph Christman, and Kimberly Christman; granddaughter Kellie Viola-Gott, as well as other extended family members.