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Dr. Charles Edward "Ted" Windsor

December 8, 1934 ~ January 5, 2022 (age 87)


Dr. Charles Edward “Ted” Windsor passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 5, 2021, in Naples, Florida at age 87. 

He was born in Chicago, Illinois, the third son of John Carpenter Windsor and Dorothy Edna Heppes. He was predeceased by his brothers, John C. Windsor Jr and James H. Windsor.   He grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, attending Milwaukee Country Day School.   Ted went to Carleton College where he starred in basketball and tennis and met Barbara Jane Chalker, whom he later married in 1957.

Ted decided to pursue a career in medicine. He went to University of Rochester Medical  School and interned at Duke University.  During a residency at Washington University, he decided to specialize in ophthalmology, and established his own practice in St. Louis, Missouri.   “Doc“ Windsor was focused on providing the best possible care to his patients, bringing not only his considerable knowledge of ophthalmologic disorders , but a willingness to connect with them on a  personal level.  His patients were in turn, devoted to him, returning year after year.  He also served as chief ophthalmologist for the St. Louis Football Cardinals for 25 years, which also meant he was able to attend many games with family and friends over that time.

Ted had many passions and equally as many friends.  Whether fishing with the Bahama Mamas, travelling the world with Barbara, or leading the “River Rats” to victory at the softball game at Sugar Tree Club, Ted enjoyed it all.  He was a longtime member of Algonquin Golf Club as well as Royal Poinciana Golf Club in Naples and spent hours honing his golf swing.  He loved duck hunting  and belonged to the  Horseshoe Lake  Hunting Club .  Ted--  the “witch doctor” -- one of many terms of affection -- never had a lack of options for engaging in a friendly game or drinking a glass of fine wine (another of his deep passions). 

 He was devoted to and loved spending time with family – at home, at Sugar Tree, and at his beloved and beautiful home at Indies West in Naples, Florida.  He and Barbara enjoyed over 50 years of marriage before her death in 2009.  Ted met and married Patricia Mannix in 2011, spending 10 plus wonderful years together.   

Ted was a man of integrity, living his life according to his deeply held values, remaining true to those values until the end of his life.  He was generous in sharing his wisdom, insights, and his affections with others.  He will be greatly missed.

In addition to his wife, Pat,  he is survived by his children, Charles Edward Windsor, Jr (Lisa), Deborah Windsor McCormick (Tim), and Jennifer Lynn Windsor (John), his five grandchildren, William Windsor McCormick (Kim), Timothy Dinks McCormick, Alexandra Noelle Windsor, Devon Windsor Barbara (Jonathan) and Jackson Windsor Bradshaw, and his two great grandchildren, Enzo and Brady.

Services will be announced later. Memorial Donations may be made to a charity of your choice or St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in St. Louis, Missouri.


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St. Peter's Episcopal Church
110 N Warson Road, St. Louis MO 63124
Tel: 1-314-993-2306

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