Edward “Ted” C. Harling, 92, of Indianapolis, passed away March 14, 2015. He was born on Aug. 8, 1922, in Gravesend, Kent, England, to William Edward Harling and Dorothy Annie (Spencer) Harling.
He served in the British Royal Navy before immigrating to the United States in December 1953, with his wife and two daughters. Ted was a Chief Petty Officer in the British Royal Navy and worked as a mechanical engineer, project manager and designer for several heating and ventilating companies in the United States until his retirement. He was a life member of ASHRAE
He became a United States citizen Sept. 9, 2003. He was a founding member and concertmaster of the Indianapolis Oasis Symphony Orchestra. He performed with the Scottish Rite Orchestra, and the Indianapolis Athenaeum Orchestra.
He was a member of Toastmasters. He participated in numerous theatrical performances, as player, director, set design and construction. He was given a five-star Best Director Award from Encore Association for his direction of “Opera Comique" at Epilogue Players.
For many years, he and his wife were competitive ballroom dancers and often found themselves among the finalists in contests. He also enjoyed sketching, watercolor and oil painting, woodworking and growing flowers.
He is survived by his wife, Miriam whom he married June 30, 1944; daughters Janis (Stephen) Lewman of Fountaintown and Myra Dworski of Indianapolis; and two granddaughters.
A visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. on Saturday, April 18 at Flanner and Buchanan, Washington Park East, with a memorial service beginning at 2 p.m.
Please visit and sign the online guestbook at www.flannerbuchanan.com