In Honor and Remembrance of Ted Schlossmanby Representative Randy Neugebauer
Posted on 2013-02-06
in the house of representatives
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Mr. NEUGEBAUER. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor and remember Ted
Schlossman, a great husband, father, and grandfather. He was an
outstanding businessman, a volunteer in his community, and a friend of
mine. Ted passed away unexpectedly Sunday, January 20, 2013, while
attending a conference. I know the contributions he left us with will
not be forgotten by his family, friends, or his community.
I had the privilege of knowing Ted for more than 20 years and his dedication and service to the housing industry has truly made a difference. Ted was not only a strong advocate [[Page E108]] for the industry, but served in numerous leadership capacities. When you wanted something done, you wanted Ted on your team. It is fitting that Ted departed this earth on the way to chair a meeting.
Ted wore many hats in the residential construction industry throughout his career. He did everything from serving as a supplier of doors and windows to building houses in both Texas and Virginia. Before he moved to Texas in 1983, Ted served as president of both the Tidewater Builders Association and the Virginia State Home Builders Association in Virginia. Ted was also recognized for his service to the industry with numerous awards. In 2011, he was inducted into the Texas Association of Builders Housing Hall of Honor.
Ted lived the American Dream that so many of us strive for. He enjoyed a loving family and a thriving career. Ted has left a legacy that many people will enjoy for years to come through the homes he built and the lives he touched.
Mr. Speaker, please join me in extending my sincere thanks to Ted Schlossman, for leaving this world a better place than he found it. I am truly honored to recognize my friend and his accomplishments. He will be missed.