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Edwin “Ted” Mullett

January 29, 1930 ~ February 20, 2024

Ted Mullett passed away peacefully on February 20 with his wife, Carol, by his side. Back in 2013, Ted (in excellent health) wrote his own obituary as a gift for Carol on her 80th birthday. That thoughtfully and humorously composed 3-page life story was filed away and has been condensed for this account.

Ted was born on January 29, 1930, in Williamsport, PA to Marie and Cliff Mullett. He graduated from Hamilton College in 1952, served as a gunnery officer on the USS Rowe during the Korean war and became a stockbroker when he returned home. Throughout his successful career he worked for, and managed for Merrill Lynch, Goodbody, Dean Witter Reynolds and Morgan Stanley.

Ted and Carol married in 1960, and soon moved to Summit, NJ where they raised their family and resided until Ted retired in 1991. After his retirement. when they were not traveling, they split their time between Lake Toxaway, NC and Vero Beach, FL.

Ted was involved in sports, activities and volunteering throughout his life. In 1942, Ted was the batting champion for the Original Little League, and he was the captain of his college basketball team. Ted and Carol played tennis, paddle tennis, hiked, white water rafted and went scuba diving all over the world. (Ted did not know in 2013 that he would enjoy croquet and play Pickleball into his nineties.) Ted was proud to serve on a variety of committees and boards. He was a Rotarian for over 70 years, volunteered to teach English in over a dozen countries and lent time to clean his portion of the highway.

Ted is survived by Carol, his wife of 64 years and their children Suz (Cliff) Waddington, Melissa (Ken) Wolfe and Eric (Liz) Mullett. His grandchildren are Tess and Brie Waddington, Samantha (Brennan) Foxman, Sydney, Skylar and Sabrina Young and Katie and Spence Mullett. Ted is predeceased by their daughter, Robin.

Ted’s reflections on his life reveal his love for his family, his quest for adventures, his talent for making friends and his zest for living. Ted had the most beautiful blue eyes that sparkled with love, kindness and intelligence. Ted ended his self-authored obituary with the sentence “Ted Mullett liked people and loved to laugh.” 94 years was barely enough time for all of the life experiences and interests that Ted pursued so joyously.

In leu of flowers, donations may be made to:
Vero Beach Rotary Charities Foundation
PO Box 3224
Vero Beach, FL 32964


Laura Johnson

February 28, 2024, 2:30 pm

Dear Carol,

It was heart wrenching to hear of Ted’s passing. I am so grateful that it was peaceful for him as well as you. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.


Jim Dockter

February 28, 2024, 2:39 pm

Ted and Carol always had big smiles and they were consistently nice to Becky and myself at Lake Toxaway.
We have fond memories of Carol and Ted on the croquet courts, tennis court and social events at the Club.
We were Blessed to know them.
Jim Dockter

Pfil and Ann Hunt

February 28, 2024, 2:46 pm

Dear Carol: please know that Ann and Pfil Hunt-of Mobile, AL–want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers after Ted’s passing. The 91st Psalm comes to our mind at a time like this wherein it says: “He shall cover Thee with his feathers and under His wings shalt thou trust!”

Being a pro-baseball player myself with the LA Dodgers organization, I always enjoyed talking with Ted about baseball and in particular his Little League experience when he was the batting champ! That was very impressive!

Carol Watkins

February 28, 2024, 3:05 pm

Dearest Carol,
We will all miss Ted’s laugh, smile, and those blue eye that radiated his love of life. You both are role models in love, marriage, and zest for life. May you be enveloped by family, friends, and your faith in God’s word at this time of grief.
With love and prayers,


February 28, 2024, 4:21 pm

Dear family: This beloved man, his smile, the light in those blue eyes of his, and the joy for life he exuded will continue to inspire and uplift all who were blessed enough to know him! What a celebration in Heaven there is as he is welcomed and held fast in the arms of our Savior! Our love to you, Leslie and Chip Brown

Robin Saul

February 28, 2024, 5:07 pm

Carol & family. Please know we have you in our thoughts & prayers. Ted was one of the friendliest & outgoing people we knew in Lake Toxaway. I fondly remember him telling me about his life experience of playing in the first Little League Baseball championship in Williamsport, PA. As he told me about this, the twinkle in his eyes & excitement in his voice was contagious. I always loved his laugh! God has added a treasure to his collection. ❤️
Robin & Connie Saul

kris visk

February 28, 2024, 8:27 pm

Dear Carol and family,
We are certain there are feelings of great loss that exist alongside your celebrating Ted, and the many ways he blessed your lives and the lives of others. Our saying goodbye to someone who is loved so much brings sadness into the Toxaway community. There will be a big void without Ted for all of us on the croquet lawns this Summer. However, his gentle spirit and happy countenance have made its mark upon us, and that will be lasting.
God’s peace…….may it settle over you. Love, Kris and Mark Visk

Kathy Balistreri

February 29, 2024, 12:02 am

Dear Carol and family,
It saddened me deeply to learn off Ted’s passing.
We have been neighbors on East Shore Drive for forty years!! I am going to miss Ted’s friendly smile, his positive attitude and cheerfulness.
How inspirational you both have been to so many in Lake Toxaway!
It amazed me how you both would swim across the lake and back-almost daily!
Ted will be greatly missed around here.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Kathy Balistreri

Doug and Sally Bailey

February 29, 2024, 2:58 pm

Ted was a wonderful bright light for the Lake Toxaway community and to every individual he met. He was a blessed neighbor, always willing to help with a great smile. Our grandchildren remember Ted as the man who swam the lake and had a big laugh. God will surely welcome Ted home as a gifted servant.

Sherry Minnich

March 4, 2024, 7:11 pm

Dear Carol,

Wonderful memories are made with friends at Lake Toxaway. Bill and I remember with great fondness your telling us about your experiences in teaching English abroad. I will miss
seeing your little blue car zipping around the lake. There is a new twinkling star in Heaven.

David Lynn Reid

March 7, 2024, 12:30 am

Ted was a great guy and friend. Great smile, always a pleasure to be around. We shared about 40 years together in Rotary. Was a bright spot to all of us when he came up for the Summers.

Thomas Lynn

March 17, 2024, 10:11 pm

We knew Ted ( and Carol) here at Sea Oaks for many years and he was a true gentleman and a great contributor to making things better for everyone here. We are truly sorry to hear this and wish Carol our sincere condolences. Ted had a fondness for the close- by Jungle Trail and spent an enormous amount of energy with the County authorities in making sure it was open to its fullest and in a good state of repair .
He had a lot of friends who will miss him, as will we.

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