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Theodore S. Spitz of Cranford, N.J., a loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2018. A chapel service will be on Sunday, April 22, at 11:30 a.m. at Menorah Chapels at Millburn, 2950 Vauxhall Rd., Union (Vauxhall), N.J. Interment will follow at Beth Israel Cemetery, Woodbridge, N.J. Ted was born on June 4, 1929, in the Bronx, N.Y., where he later graduated from the Bronx High School of Science. After serving in the Army, he earned both a bachelor's and a master's degree from NYU in electrical engineering. Ted was offered an instructor's position at NYU, but accepted a full fellowship at Curtiss-Wright instead. Then in 1957, he accepted a position at RCA, where he worked on a team, developing Micro-modules, the predecessor to integrated circuits. Ted held a patent for aircraft simulator equipment. He also traveled to Taiwan with the first computer test equipment, which he developed. Ted married Madeline Schultz on Dec. 15, 1957, and they just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this year. Ted is survived by his wife, Madeline; son, Joel and wife, Keri; daughter, Naomi and husband, Mark; grandchildren, Jacob, Sage, Benjamin, and Jamie, and sister, Laura. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association and the "Friends of the Cranford Library," in Cranford.