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Egon Johannes Tedsen, a 50 year resident of the South Bay, passed away on Thursday, July 11, 2013 in Torrance at the age of 75. Egon was born and raised in Husum on the northwestern coast of Germany. As a teenager, Egon apprenticed as a painter and this would be his trade for the next fifty-nine years. He immigrated first to Canada and then, in 1963, to southern California and was naturalized as a United States citizen in 1968. Egon was a successful commercial and residential painter who had steady work for decades solely by the word of mouth of satisfied clients in Rancho Palos Verdes, Torrance, Redondo Beach and throughout the South Bay. Egon enjoyed gardening, traveling (in particular to his native Germany), and especially the company of Sharon, his beloved wife of nearly forty years. Besides Sharon, Egon is survived by his five sons, Arthur (Annette) Cox of Lakewood, CA; Michael (Elizabeth) Tedsen of Lakewood, CA; Michael (Mina) Cox of Redondo Beach, CA; Christopher Tedsen of Buena Park, CA; and Ronald (Shelly) Cox of Newbury Park, CA; his siblings: Edith, Friedrich, Karl-Heinz, and Werner; and 10 grandchildren: Anthony, Paul, Samuel, Andrew, Miranda, Jasmine, Joel, Jillian, Eliot and KateLynn. He was preceded in death by his parents, Heinrich and Marie Tedsen, and by his first wife, Barbara. The family will gather for a private memorial service on Saturday July 20, 2013.

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  1. Egon, You were by far the best brother anyone could ever have. I will miss you very much. I will miss our phone conversions. I love you and our times together will always be a part of me.

  2. Egon, You were by far the best brother anyone could ever have. I will miss you very much. I will miss our phone conversions. I love you and our times together will always be a part of me.

  3. I know I always said this is your favorite sister-in-law whenever I called but in reality you were my very favorite brother-in law! I could always count on you for a laugh. I will certainly miss you. Your loving sister-in-law, CINDY TEDSEN

  4. I know I always said this is your favorite sister-in-law whenever I called but in reality you were my very favorite brother-in law! I could always count on you for a laugh. I will certainly miss you. Your loving sister-in-law, CINDY TEDSEN

  5. Egon, I will always think of you as a gentle giant, (you looked so tall to me) with a kind and warm heart. I will miss you and our joking sessions. God bless you, and rest in peace dear man.

  6. egon,,,,so sad that you no longer among us the pictures of your younger years brought back a lot of memmorys.the laughs we had when we were young on warm summerdays swimming in the north sea walking on the muddflatts with bubi the great times we had I shall never forget rest in peace

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