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  • Memorial contributions may be made to your local SPCA in loving memory of his pets (Jake, Mimi & Pookie) or to Hospice Austin-Christopher House who took such good care of him, his family and friends in their time of need.

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“I went to Vietnam with Ted and knew him well. His humor was infectious and he was always good for a laugh and a bit of fun. I'm so sorry that...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Brad Bradfield - Rapid City, SD

“I am happy I am #13 in your memory book. My heart is broken to learn of your passing. I am sad you have left this earth so soon. I hope you have...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: 12 20

“Ted's family and friends, I first knew Ted as a pole vaulter in junior high. He was good at it. After he finished high school and just turned 19...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Geoffrey Watson - Dallas, TX

“Dear Becky & Diane, Teddy was just a tow-headed little kid when I first met him. Becky & I met at Sunday school when we were very young, then went...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Hollis T Russell, Jr. - TX

“Ted and I became best friends in High School. after graduating, we hitchhiked to San Francisco CA. with Peggy Kleinpeter, too much luggage, and what...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Rockie Shelton - Plainview, TX

“Dear Becky and Diane, I'm very sorry to hear of your loss. It has been years since I've seen Ted, but I have many fond memories. Diane, although we...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Larry Carroll - Amarillo, TX

“Dear Diane, So very sorry to hear of Ted's passing. You and Becky are in my thoughts and prayers. He loved his family and beloved pets. I have...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Kathy Nau

“One time, Ted and I went to the local hang out at White Rock Lake in Dallas. We both brought our guitars. We found an old bench near the water and...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Niki Frantz - Dallas, TX

“Dear Diane and Becky, When I see this picture of Ted it reminds me of our grandfather Theodore Zweig, both loving and kind men. I remember fun times...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Helayne Wendel - Plano, TX

“Dear Becky and Family, I was so sorry to see you lost your "little brother" Ted. Reading his obituary it sounds like he had a rich, full life. I...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Linda Damron Webb - Amarillo, TX

“Dear Diane, Becky, Lisa and Tanya, I join with you in honoring the life Ted lived as he was faithful in his many roles: husband, brother, uncle,...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Meril Stanton - ID - cousin

“I regret that I did not keep up with Ted after high school. I am sorry for his passing. Although I am glad that he found love and a wife that was by...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Dean Webb - Amarillo, TX

“Dear Diane and Becky and Lisa and Tanya, So sorry about the sudden, sad loss of your loved one, Ted. May God comfort and help you in the time of...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Nell Richardson - Hillsborough, NC

“Diane, All of the Dental staff here in Austin are very sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. May GOD Bless and keep you and your family...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Austin VA Dental Clinic - Austin, TX

Theodore "Ted" Max Zweig, age 64, retired brick mason, from Amarillo, Texas and born on December 13, 1948 to Max & Peggy Zweig, died on October 26, 2013 at Christopher House-Hospice Austin with his loving wife and sister by his side after a very short bout with Cancer.

Ted served honorably in the US NAVY during the Vietnam Veteran War between December 19, 1967 and November 26, 1971 as a Radioman (RM3). He was stationed in Hawaii and out of Long Beach, CA onboard the USS KANSAS CITY (AOR-3).

Ted and his wife Diane lived in Austin for the last 23 years. He worked in the brick masonry trade for 35 years and built churches, schools, banks, office buildings, government and public facilities from Washington State to Washington D.C. and many cities in Texas. He loved spending his spare time writing… Writing poems, songs or just thoughts… And he loved playing the guitar. Wrote songs for his wife, sister and friends… And he drew inspiration from song writers like Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and John Prine.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years Diane Zweig, his sister Becky Coyne and her two daughters Lisa Metcalf and Tanya Scudder (nieces) in addition to many loving aunts, cousins, a great-aunt and close friends from coast to coast.

Memorial Services will be held on November 17, 2013 at 2PM at the Weed-Corley-Fish Event Center at 411 RR 620 South in Lakeway, TX. It will be followed by a reception and refreshments at the same facility. For those who cannot attend in person they can visit the website below and leave comments and join the services by live webcam. (

Memorial contributions may be made to your local SPCA in loving memory of his pets (Jake, Mimi & Pookie) or to Hospice Austin-Christopher House who took such good care of him, his family and friends in their time of need.