Theodore Carenbauer

CARENBAUER, Theodore H. “Ted,” 36, of Post Falls, Idaho, passed away suddenly Monday, February 14, 2011 at his work place, “Good Times Tavern,” creating an enormous hole in the hearts of family and friends.

Ted was born in Wheeling, W.Va., on July 12, 1974 to William and Shirley (Reischman) Carenbauer. He grew up in Wheeling, attending Wheeling Park High School and continuing his education at West Liberty University, where he graduated with a B.S. in biology and chemistry.

Ted played ice hockey growing up in Wheeling and also enjoyed playing golf, first with his grandfather in Wheeling and later with friends in Post Falls. He enjoyed RC cars and being outdoors, especially sailing with his friends on the lake. He also enjoyed reading anything he could find, especially history and science fiction. He was an avid gamer throughout his life, enjoying any time he could spend surrounded by his friends.

In the past 10 years he was a fixture at Good Times Tavern as a bartender and bookkeeper, always offering good conversation, a bit of sound advice or an ear for anyone who would care to engage him. He loved to sing karaoke. Ted was known for his endless compassion and his willingness to help anyone who needed it.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Clarence “Pete” and Frances Reischman and Paul and Agnes Carenbauer.

He is survived by his mother, Shirley of Dayton, Ohio, and his father, William of Wilmington, N.C.; his sister, Anne of Louisville, Ky.; and many aunts and uncles, cousins and a countless host of friends.

The family prefers memorials to your local humane society as Ted always expressed a compassion for his furry four-legged friends. Ted will be missed by all who knew him. His love of life in its natural state was what drew his spirit to the beauty of Idaho. While we always missed him back east, we know his heart was happiest in Idaho.

The services for Ted will be private; however please visit his online memorial and sign his guestbook at www.yatesfuneralhomes. com.