Ted Carl Ringman was born January 12, 1948 in Chicago, IL and passed away on December 31, 2017 in Asheville after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Ted was an extremely positive person and never gave up hope for restoring his quality of life.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ted C. Ringman and Eleanor Smith Ringman. He is survived by his wife and best friend of 50+ years, Judy Glass Ringman, as well as his sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, and many friends and colleagues.
Ted was a relentlessly upbeat and happy person and wanted to share that with others. He gave his all to his relationships, his work, and his hobbies. He had a great sense of humor and infectious smile. He was a true gentleman with a high degree of integrity.
Ted earned a B.S. in Printing Management from Rochester Institute of Technology. His education led him into an in-depth career in the web-offset press and auxiliary market, which included Harris Web, Graphic Sales Associates and Goss International. Throughout his nearly 50 years of service to printers, Ted was active in industry technical organizations, served as chairman for a number of years of the Web Offset Suppliers Advisory Board within the Printing Industries of America, served on the Research and Engineering Council of the Graphic Arts and, in 2011, was elected Chairman of the graphics industry’s Ben Franklin Honor Society. In his retirement, he became a Vice-President of the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation where he became a tireless and effective advocate and fundraiser for that organization, which is dedicated to providing scholarship assistance to young professionals in printing and publishing.
In 2015, Ted and Judy relocated from Inverness, IL, and their beloved Wisconsin lake retreat to North Carolina to enjoy their love of nature. The peace of a beautiful trout stream was an ever-present joy for Ted, who was an avid fly-fisherman. He also enjoyed hiking, kayaking, and exploring our great land.
Friends and family will gather from 12:00-3:00 PM on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at the Hilton Asheville-Biltmore Park (43 Town Square Blvd, Asheville, NC 28803) at a reception to celebrate Ted’s wonderful life.
In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (stjude.org), the North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC 28806, or to a charity of one’s own choice.
Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian in Arden is assisting the family.