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Theodore "Ted" Jeannette

November 07, 1924 - May 10, 2021

Obituary For Theodore "Ted" Jeannette

Age 96, on Monday, May 10, 2021, of Baldwin Boro.

Beloved husband of 66 years to Delores Jeannette; father of Mark Jeannette of Harrisburg and Lisa Jeannette (Michelle Merlo) of North Versailles; grandfather of Erika Jeannette of Harrisburg and Julianna (Klint) Leffler of Lancaster; son of the late Theodore and Irene Jeannette; great-grandfather of Ava and Nora. Ted studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. He served in the U.S. Army and played in the Special Forces Band. He also played in numerous Big Bands in Pittsburgh and throughout the country. Mr. Jeannette was a beloved private music teacher in Baldwin-Whitehall and Bethel Park communities. Friends will be received at the John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227 on Thursday, May 13, 2021 from 2-7 p.m. Funeral prayer on Friday morning at 11:00. Mass of Christian Burial in Blessed Trinity Parish, Holy Angels Church at 12:00 noon. Mask and social distancing guidelines must be adhered to. If desired, family suggests contributions to Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh, 1101 Western Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15233.

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Ted taught all 3 of our children to play the clarinet(Beth) , flute ( Susie) and saxophone( Christopher) . My husband or I spent many nights waiting in the car while they took their lessons. He was a talented and lively man. Betty Orsega
- Betty Orsega
Thank you for teaching about the importance of hard work and perseverance. It was always more than the music. -Matt B.
- Matthew B.
Mr. Jeannette was truly one of my favorite teachers. For eight years, he taught me how to play the alto sax, which was no small feat. The best part of Mr. Jeannette wasn't his obvious musical talent, but his sense of humor. I still have all my music books, annotated with his droll jokes and comments. He loved to tell stories, and you could often get him to spend more than half the lesson telling them, but they always seemed to be important, beyond music, and that you should store them away as tightly as possible. Some kids took advantage of his gab, but that was really his teaching. Although I haven't seen him in many years, I thought of him often. He was a great person and much loved.
- Katelyn "Soda Bread" Maloney
My mentor and friend. Greatest music teacher anywhere. My deepest sympathies to all who loved him. Richard Long. "Straphanger"
- Richard Long
I'm so sorry for family n didn't know him but was friends n worked with daughter Lisa. My heartfelt prayers r with family n friends.
- Barbara Holliday
Mark and Lisa, my sympathy many great memories of your dad. Paul Schwarm
- Paul Schwarm
My deepest condolences to the family. I know Ted was so deeply loved and will be terribly missed. Rest easy Ted. God bless.
- Tracy Griffith

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