Editor's Note: The Squires family prepared this obituary, which was provided by and edited by Patch.
Theodore E. Squires, of Water Mill, died on Sunday at the age of 84 at, the same place he was born, on May 15, 1928.
Squires, the son of Theodore F. and Miriam T. Squires, graduated from in 1946 and immediately enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving in occupied Japan.
After his discharge, he enrolled at Syracuse University, receiving a master's degree in education. Following graduation from Syracuse, he accepted a job teaching high school history in Hudson.
Upon returning to the East End, Squires worked for various employers including Ed Winters’ commercial fishing boat, John Betty’s service station, and .
In 1956, Squires and Tom Phillips operated the Esso service station on Hampton Road in Southampton. The partners moved across the street in 1962, which later became the Olde Town Mobile Service Station. Squires was the sole owner and operator of the Olde Town Mobile Service Station for 46 years.
Squires was a lifetime member of the and served on the Board of Deacons, Session, and Trustees for 35 years. In addition, he served on the Southampton Cemetery Board.
He served on the Southampton Board of Education for two-and-a-half terms, and served as board president from 1986-87.
Squires was a passionate bridge player and an avid reader. He had a life-long love of the outdoors, constantly awaiting the next fishing trip.
Squires is survived by his wife, Marjorie (nee Stumme) of 49 years; daughter Teal Squires Vella and husband Stephen, of Water Mill; sons Theodore E. Squires Jr. and wife Kirsten, and William H. Squires, all of Water Mill; and his beloved grandchildren Timothy and Molly Squires, and Kyle and Nathaniel Vella. He is also survived by his sister Patricia Rishel and husband Earl, of Water
Mill; and many close nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The family received visitors on Wednesday at Brockett Funeral Home. A funeral service was held Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church of Southampton with interment with Military Honors at the Water Mill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Squires's name to the First Presbyterian Church of Southampton, 2 South Main Street, Southampton, NY 11968; or to the charity of your choice.