Born in New York City Dec. 20, 1936, Ted died Nov. 19, 2022.
He prepared for Princeton at Millbrook (N.Y.) Boys School, where he played football and served on the student council. His father, Edward K. Hessberg, was a member of the Class of 1924. At Princeton, Ted majored in psychology and ate at Terrace Club. He worked as a student assistant in the physics laboratory. He wrote his senior thesis on “The Effects of Protein Deficiency on Discrimination in the Hooded Rat.”
Following graduation, he earned a master’s degreee in psychology at Florida State University, married Mary Ellen “Emmy” Wachtel, and fulfilled his ROTC commitment with a “plush tour” at Fort Devens, Mass., while starting his family.
Moving to Charlotte, N.C., Emmy began a catering business soon joined by Ted and morphing (for him) into a consulting and computer-programming operation, which became his life’s work. He also volunteered extensively in local elementary schools, teaching computer skills to students as a lifetime avocation.
Ted is survived by Emmy; his son, Michael; his daughter, Sandy; five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and his sister, Peggy.