Ted A. Elswick

June 22, 1955 - April 20, 2021
Ted A. Elswick

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Ted Allen Elswick, 65, of Triadelphia, WV, passed away Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at Wheeling Hospital.

He was born June 22, 1955, a son of the late George and Mayme (Riffel) Elswick. Ted grew up in Webster County, WV, as a boy and moved to Mallet Creek, OH as a young man; where he developed a passion for auto mechanics. Later in life Ted worked for Safety Kleen, where he met the love of his life, Cheryl. Together, they moved to Wheeling and he started Ohio Valley Auto Body. After retirement, Ted worked as an auto insurance adjustor and continued being a hard-working entrepreneur.

Ted loved his children and was an extremely proud papaw, where he always arrived with treats such as clementine’s and cappuccinos. He was full of life and always had a goal to accomplish.  He was an avid Nascar fan and was also an excellent cook. He will truly be missed and remembered for his fierceness and sense of humor.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one brother, Leroy Elswick and his ex-wife, Cheryl Elswick.

Ted is survived by five children, Bryon (Sharon) Riffel, Troy (Leaona) Elswick, Tiffany Elswick, Chryssa Elswick and Caitlyn (George) Schlosser; one brother, Wayne (Agnes) Riffel; 13 grandchildren, Summer, Jake, Mikya, Kiona, Mireya, Keyra, Evan, Cohen, Rylee, Devin, Damien, Adrian and Darien; one nephew, Tony Riffel and dear friend Jessica Johns.


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  • April 22, 2021
    Stacie Shaw says:
    He was a kind soul. He will be missed at Sunoco.

  • April 23, 2021
    Carla bishop says:
    He was a great man funny and caring I’m so sorry for your lost

  • April 24, 2021
    Fred zweifel lit a candle:
    Lit since April 24, 2021 at 4:04:48 AM

  • April 24, 2021
    Dennis R Albaugh says:
    My sincere and humble condolences to the family and friends of Ted. Denny Albaugh

  • April 27, 2021
    Lea and Mark Marshall says:
    He was truly a Teddy bear!, sweet kind and a lot of fun. Always great to work for and always kind to us! So sorry for your loss.