Ted Carmen, a 45-year resident of Bowling Green, passed away suddenly November 20, 2022 at the age of 78. He was born in Oberlin, Ohio on September 11, 1944 to John A. and Dorotha (Barnes) Carmen.
Ted was one of 4 children (a younger brother Terry, older sisters Katherine and Patricia) and he graduated from Wellington High School in 1962. In 1964 Ted met his wife Pat via an introduction by his brother Terry, and they married in 1967, celebrating their 55th anniversary this past March.
In 1965 Ted graduated from Lorain County Community College with an Associate’s degree in Engineering, and he began his work career with the State of Ohio. Throughout his life, work took him to several communities in Ohio and out of state. Ultimately, due to a job transfer the Carmen’s moved to BG in 1977 from upstate New York, and Ted spent his remaining working years as a plant Foreman at Reed Air Products in Bradner, retiring in 2009.
Ted and Pat were blessed with 3 children, John Carmen – (Melissa), Wendi Wagner – (Kyle), and Jason Carmen – (Golden) all of whom are local Bowling Green residents, 9 grandchildren and 4Great-Grandchildren.
In his retirement years Ted enjoyed spending time with family and friends, camping at the family campground, completing Sudoku and crossword puzzles and traveling both in the states and taking cruises to international ports of call. A few of the things he was most proud of were building a log home nearly single handedly, being able to fix almost anything that was broken, and being an all-around handyman who never shied away froma challenge.
A private memorial service for family and close friends will be held at a later date.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Dunn Funeral Home, located in the Historical District of Bowling Green at 408 West Wooster Street.