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Theodore J Tubbs

September 10, 1933 February 29, 2020
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Theodore J. “Ted” Tubbs

Madison, Theodore J. “Ted” Tubbs, 86, a lifelong resident of Madison, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, February 29, 2020, with the love and support of his family by his side.

He was born in Utica on September 10, 1933, the son of the late Leon and Laura Rychwalski Tubbs. Ted attended Waterville Center School. Following high school, Ted enlisted in the United States Army serving as a military police officer during the Korean War. Following his tour, he was honorably discharged then returned home, where he continued his education at SUNY Morrisville, graduating in 1958, with an Associate Degree in Food Science. On October 5, 1963, Ted was united in marriage to Brenda Taber. Ted had enjoyed a 35-year career, as a Farm Products Inspector for the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets. He also served his local community of Madison as the Water Commissioner from 1974-2014. One of Ted’s pride and enjoy was his 120 acre “hobby” cattle farm. He attends the Madison United Methodist Church. Whether Ted was on the farm or digging up a water main, he was blessed to have his son, Tom, at his side. The community will always remember Ted as being quick witted with a smile from ear to ear. His family will always cherish his memory as a devoted loving husband, father and grandfather.

Ted leaves behind his devoted wife of 56 years, Brenda; his cherished son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Jackie Tubbs of Lafayette; cherished daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Steven Chaires of Sherrill; four beloved grandchildren, Nicole and Alexis Tubbs and Ryan and Evan Chaires; one brother and sister-in-law, Thayne and Joyce Tubbs of Raleigh, NC and several nieces and nephews.

Ted was predeceased by his parents, Leon and Laura and by two brothers, Leon Jr. and Donald.

Funeral services with military honors will be held in the Spring at the Madison Village Cemetery. In keeping with Ted’s wishes, there will be no services nor calling hours, at this time. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Paul Funeral Home of Madison. To offer condolences or to share a memory, please visit

Donations in Ted’s memory, contributions can be made to the Madison United Methodist Church or to Hospice Palliative Care of New Hartford, New York.

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Event Information

Spring Graveside Service with Military Honors.

Cemetery Details


Madison Village Cemetery Final Resting Place

South Street
Madison, NY 13402

South Street Madison 13402 NY
United States

Memorial Contribution

Madison United Methodist Church

State Route 20
Madison, NY 13402

Hospice & Palliative Care's Siegenthaler Center

4277 Middle Settlement Road
New Hartford, NY 13413

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