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Theodore Nichols Ferdinand, 91, of Mason, OH passed away on December 22nd, 2020. He was born June 29th, 1929, in South Bend, Indiana. Dr. Ferdinand graduated from University of Michigan in 1960 with a PhD in Sociology. Also that year, Mr. Ferdinand married Jane Phyllis Fisher in St Louis, MO. He completed a distinguished teaching career at Southern Illinois University and retired in 1995. He published numerous books, newspaper and journal articles throughout his professional life and continued writing into retirement. He belonged to the American Sociology Society, Association for the Advancement of Science and Sigma Xi, scientific honorary fraternity.

He is survived by sons Theodore W. Ferdinand and Lorrin F. Ferdinand, and granddaughters Allison, Annabelle, Tessa and Thea Ferdinand. He was preceded in death by his spouse Jane Phyllis Ferdinand, brother Way Ferdinand, and parents Harold and Esther Ferdinand.

He will be buried next to Jane at the Sunset Burial Park in Affton Mo. at 2:00 pm Tuesday, January 5th 2021. A visitation service is planned for 12:30 to 2:00 that day at Kutis Funeral Home across the street from the cemetery in Affton. Flowers can be sent to Kutis Funeral Home.