THEODORE B. CANDIA, JR. (“TED”)
THEODORE B. CANDIA, JR. (TED) Theodore B. Candia, Jr., ("Ted") passed away peacefully on August 11, 2016 surrounded by family. Ted was born in Honolulu on December 2, 1928. He graduated from Maryknoll High School, served in the Army and then attended Washington University in St. Louis, MO where he played football. He began his career as an architectural draftsman at Johnson & Perkins in Honolulu. In San Francisco, CA, he worked first for Welton Becket & Assoc. and then for John Carl Warnecke & Assoc. After ten years in the Bay Area, he returned home to open the Honolulu branch of the Warnecke firm. Shortly thereafter, he and Charles "Ty" Sutton formed the partnership, Charles R. Sutton & Associates which became Sutton-Candia Partners from which he retired. Among the award winning projects he worked on are the Hawaii State Capitol Building, Hawaii Convention Center, Manoa Gardens Elderly Housing, Moanalua Housing and Hulihe'e Summer Palace in Kailua-Kona, Hawai'i. Ted was very involved in the life of Maryknoll School and was on the original Board of Directors of the Alumni Association when it was officially organized in 1971. Under his leadership, he revived the Alumni Association, in part by creating an on-campus Alumni Office, and reinstating the annual Alumni-Varsity Basketball game. He served as the Alumni Association President for many years. In 2009, Ted was given an Emeritus Award for his years of selfless service and significant contributions to the Alumni Association and Maryknoll School. Along with a core group of parents and friends, he also established the Maryknoll Booster Club to support the athletic program. The Booster Club sponsored several fundraising events including the annual Alumni Luau which provided funds for the first Maryknoll athletic van. Ted, loving husband and family man, was known for his several passions in life including attending his grandkids' many athletic events, singing along with Frank Sinatra, both playing and watching golf, eating saimin and vanilla ice cream, telling jokes and doing crossword puzzles. His humor, sometimes silly, was part of his trademark personality. Kind, warm and generous, he leaves behind many loving family members. He is survived by wife Suzanne McFarlane, daughters, Thalia Woodward (Russell), Shauna (Carl Schlack), Lia Phillips (Paul) and son, Michael. Grandchildren are Ryan, Ian, Reid and Brittni Woodward, Emily and Maya Schlack, Kawena and Alexa Phillips, Cody Candia, and sister Florence Yuson. He was preceded in death by his parents, Teodoro B. Candia, Sr. and Romualda Samson, brother John Candia and sister Gurley Candia. Celebration of Life: Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 6:00 pm at Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary with visitation from 5:00 to 6:00 pm. No flowers please.
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