Editor, The Messenger:

It was most interesting reading in Thursday’s edition about the late Dr. Edward Sprague. He, and his wife, Jean Finsterwald Sprague, were true Athenians, both from deeply established families who contributed considerably to the history and growth of their community of Athens.

Ted, as most of his friends called him, was first and foremost, a physician. I have said many times, “I never met a doctor who enjoyed his profession more, then did Dr. Sprague.” He was compassionate, understanding, funny and fun, competent, and continued to make “house calls” any hour of the day or night, if needed.

He was also the only person I ever knew who owned multiple Cadillac convertible automobiles, and who NEVER put the top down.

Ted served on the Ohio University Foundation Board of Trustees during my years as executive director, and served loyally, with distinction, and always with the purpose and goal of bettering Ohio University through his service. Equally importantly to me, he was a great, good friend, and together with his wife, Jean, are very much missed by all who were fortunate to know them.

Jack G. Ellis

Vice President Emeritus for Development, Ohio University

Athens

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