Ted Metcalf

September 20, 1931 - February 7, 2021
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Ted Metcalf, 89, of New Philadelphia, passed away Sunday, February 7, 2021 in his home following a period of declining health.

Born September 20, 1931 in New Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Raymond “Curly” and Freda M. (McKnight) Metcalf. Ted was a United States Army veteran having served in both Italy …

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Ted Metcalf, 89, of New Philadelphia, passed away Sunday, February 7, 2021 in his home following a period of declining health.

Born September 20, 1931 in New Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Raymond “Curly” and Freda M. (McKnight) Metcalf. Ted was a United States Army veteran having served in both Italy and the Pacific during the Korean War. Following his honorable discharge, Ted began working at Gradall where he worked as a welder and a material handler. He retired following 38 years of service to the company.

Ted had attended the Midvale United Methodist Church and was also a life member of the New Philadelphia VFW Post #1445. He was a former coach and manager of the Glass Lumber Little League team and had also coached the East Elementary School basketball team to the city championship. In his spare time, he also enjoyed fishing, watching NASCAR races and macrame.

On May 1, 1954, he married his wife, Delores J. (Mazzalini) Metcalf and together shared over 66 years of marriage before his passing. Also surviving are his children, Kay (Allen) Shanabrook, Teddy (Missy) Metcalf and Frank (Sandra) Metcalf all of New Philadelphia; eight grandchildren, David (Kellie) Shanabrook, Kristen (Joe) Parker and Daniel (Natalie) Shanabrook, Amy Gilland, Samantha (Chris) Anderson and Adam Metcalf and T.J. and Matt Metcalf and 14 great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, his son, Todd Alan Metcalf, his step-father, Nicholas DeNicola, and his siblings, Jim Metcalf, Jack Metcalf, Buster Metcalf and Sandra Creamer also precede him in death.

In keeping with Ted’s wishes, he is to be cremated through the care of the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia. A private family graveside service will be held in Evergreen Burial Park at New Philadelphia where the New Philadelphia VFW will conduct military honors.

It was Ted’s wish that memorial contributions be made to either the Ohio Parkinson Foundation, North East Region, P.O. Box 31907, Independence, Ohio 44131-4854, or, the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago, Illinois 60601.


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Evergreen Burial Park


1520 Delaware Drive SE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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A private family graveside service will be held with the New Philadelphia VFW conducting military honors.

Donation Information

Ohio Parkinson's Foundation, North East Region

PO Box 31907
Independence, OH 44131-4854

Alzheimer's Association

225 N. Michigan Ave.
Floor 17
Chicago, IL 60601

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Born: September 20, 1931
Died: February 7, 2021

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On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.


Doug Vaughn posted on 2/25/21

I am truly sorry for your loss !!


Dave and Ruthie Meese posted on 2/13/21

Delores and family: So sorry to hear of Ted's passing. Miss seeing you and visiting with the bunch at Hardees' after church. Ted and Todd are probably peddling their bicycles all over the place up in Heaven, and Jesus right there with them! Know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless.


William and Linda Peter posted on 2/11/21

Our condolences and deepest sympathy to the family. The world has lost a great person.


Mrs.Mary (Todd) Metcalf posted on 2/11/21

Ted, As a father-in-law and a father figure, your passing left a deep wound in my heart. It is sad to feel that you are no more with us on earth, but your love and peaceful memories are still our guide.


Sandra posted on 2/11/21

Ted was the best father in law a girl could have. Rest in the arms of Jesus my friend. Home with Todd. What a happy reunion.


Larry W McBride posted on 2/11/21

So sorry to hear of 'Coach Metcalf' passing, one of the good guys. He was 'old school'. I really feel blessed to have known him and his family. As a pre-teen I found him to be a 'Dad' away from home. Someone with a strong sense of disipline but fun at the same time. My fellow team mates and I LOVED his forearm tattoo. Our team, Ben Cookson/Puritan Laundry, always had fun and his time spent with this bunch was appreciated by this one. God give you rest Mr. Metcalf and comfort to your family.


Michael Liedtke posted on 2/10/21

Our deepest sympathies to the family.


Jim Cahill posted on 2/10/21

Ted Metcalf was an exceptional employee of The Gradall Company. Ted was not only a very talented and hardworking welder; he took great pride in his work who would never release substandard work from his area. When Ted got too old to weld he was an outstanding material handler. I also knew Ted, and worked with him as an IAM Committeeman. Ted was honest and honorable and always listened to the company's side of any discussion. Finally, Ted must have been a great father because his son Frank inherited all the great qualities modeled by Ted. To the Metcalf family: I hope you will be comforted by all the wonderful memories of Ted. Jim Cahill


Barbara Reese posted on 2/10/21

Our deepest sympathy Delores and your family at this time. May God bless.


Anna Wise posted on 2/10/21

Delores and family,so sorry for your great loss!


Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum posted on 2/10/21

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Ted Metcalf, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Army Veteran, Ted Metcalf, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †


Dave and Shala Shroyer-Strasburg, Ohio posted on 2/10/21

To Frank and Sandy and the Metcalf family. Our sincerest Condolences to you and to the entire Metcalf Family on Ted's passing. He now rests in the loving arms of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. God be with you all at this difficult time.


Jeff McDonald posted on 2/9/21

My condolences to the family


Bob and Judy Moore posted on 2/9/21

To Teddy and your family, our condolences and deepest sympathy of the passing of Ted. May he Rest In Peace.





Richard McCoy posted on 2/9/21

Condolences to all of Ted's family and I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. I worked many years with Ted at the Gradall Company.


Bob Stephenson posted on 2/9/21

Frank, Teddy and families-so sorry for your loss. Great man, great life.


Dianna posted on 2/9/21

Teddy, Missy and family so sorry for your lost.


Carolyn Vaughn posted on 2/9/21

Dear Delores and Family, Sending my sincere sympathy and good thoughts and prayers to you all....Thinking of you and so very sorry for your loss.... Carolyn Vaughn


Vic and Judy Stull posted on 2/9/21

Our deepest sympathy to Frank and the families. You are in our prayers and thoughts. We worked with Ted at Gradall.


Kathy Montgomery posted on 2/9/21

He always had a little smirk on his face especially when watching great grandkids play at bday parties. Sympathies to his lovely wife Delores, Todd and rest of family.


Jim Day posted on 2/9/21

So sorry for your loss always liked Ted.Wayne and Jim Day


Marianne Balder posted on 2/9/21

Our deepest condolences. I have many fond memories