Theodore G. “Ted” Mounts

SALEM- Theodore G. “Ted” Mounts, 77, of Salem died at 6:20 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at Auburn Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Damascus.

Ted was a well-known expert in the auctioneering business. He was in the business with his brother Jerry for over 50 years. When he was not out having a sale, you could find him out on the farm on the Goshen Road. He was primarily a dairy farmer, but did plant pumpkins. They liked their Holstein cows but upon occasions you may have found a Jersey cow in the herd. Ted was a man that knew his cows.

The boys grew up in Valley until 1952 when they moved out to Goshen Road. Ted was the oldest of the boys. He was born on Aug. 18, 1936, in Salem at the hospital, the son of the late Bruce Batzli and Margaret Etta (Culler) Mounts and step-father George Mounts. Ted attended the Georgetown, Valley and then Salem Schools.

Ted is survived by his brother, Jerry L., and his wife, Doris Mounts, of Salem.

A time of visitation will be held on Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. at the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Louis Raymond officiating, and then the burial in Grandview Cemetery.

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