Thomas F. “Ted” Haupt – LBG #61
Ted, a faithful Catholic, entered eternal life on September 21, 2013. Ted was born in WIlmington, Delaware on May 15, 1929. He graduated from Archmere Academy and Loyola College of Maryland. He received his Masters Degree in Spanish from Middlebury College, Vermont after serving as a lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. He subsequently taught Spanish. for thirty-five years at Towson University in Maryland, retiring to Hilton Head, SC in 1990 with his loving wife, Judy. He will be greatly missed by his wife Judy and family including daughters Susan Haupt, Isabelle Haupt Brooks and husband Joe, Ann Louise Buttion and husband Tod, and son Scott Johnson and wife Michelle and seven Grandchildren.. Visitation will be at Sauls Funeral Home, 90 Simmonsville Road in Bluffton, SC from 6 to 8 PM on Thursday September 26 to include a prayer service at 7:30 PM A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St Francis by the Sea Catholic Church on Beach City Road, Hilton Head SC at 1030 AM on September 27, 2013. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Ted’s name to Saint Gregory the Great Forward in Faith Campaign, John Paul II Catholic School ot your favorite charity.
Ted took his oral exam in August of 1982 and th every firs tour he took he suffered a heart attack. He did not know about this until he returned home and visited a doctor. He returned to guiding in May of 1983 and guided regularly in the summers and University down time until he broke his neck in May of 1989. The following year he gave up his license when he retired from Towson and moved south to pursue his second love – golfing.He had a photographic memory and knew all regimental officers down to Major in every regiment of both armies at Gettysburg. If you gave him regiment he would reel off their position in the order of battle and then the line officers of that regiment at Gettysburg and their fate!
Ted was proud of his lineage and Gettysburg tie as he was the Great-Great Grandson of General Herman Haupt – the famous Railroader of the USMRR. His last trip to Gettysburg was June 1, 2012 when he hired Fred Hawthorne to take a trip around the field. He was quite proud of the fact he had climbed the Longstreet Tower earlier that morning