Plain Press photographer, distribution worker and neighborhood advocate Ted Lobaugh passes away
(Plain Press, February 2017) Ted Lobaugh III, age 32, Plain Press photographer and distribution worker passed away at the end of December. Ted volunteered taking photos over the past year at many events throughout the community – something he enjoyed immensely. Ted said he had always wanted to be a photographer since he was a child.
Ted also helped in distributing the Plain Press over the past two years. He was very dependable, always checking on when the paper would be published and setting aside a week to distribute the papers. Staff at businesses and agencies throughout the Plain Press distribution area would remember Ted as the polite young man who dropped off the Plain Press each month.
Ted grew up in the neighborhood and lived on Clark Avenue. He regularly patrolled his immediate neighborhood. Over the past year he worked to get the city to address a dump site behind his apartment and a vacant abandoned house.
Ted is survived by his mother Jean (Lingenfelter) Lobaugh-Dixon and her husband Glenn Dixon, by his sister Angela Lobaugh, his half-sister Jeanne Dotson, and by his step brothers and sisters: Heather Sample, Angela, Matthew, Christopher, Jeremy and Mark Dixon. Ted was an uncle to Joseph, Yasin and Ziad and a loving nephew to many. Ted was preceded in death by his father Theodore Lobaugh, Jr.