Ted Nypaver of Royersford, age 88, passed away on November 22, 2023. He was born November 6, 1935, in Uniontown, PA to the late John and Mary Nypaver.

Ted graduated from South Union High School, where he participated in football, basketball, and track. He then attended Northeast Louisiana State, playing end in football and throwing the discus and javelin in track. He transferred to Salem College in West Virginia and received his bachelor’s degree in education. Ted earned his master’s degree in education at West Virginia University and a degree in administration from Shippensburg University.

Ted spent the majority of his years teaching and coaching at Southern Huntingdon High School, where his teams posted five undefeated seasons and the longest undefeated streak in Pennsylvania at that time. Ted was honored this past September when Southern named the football field the Ted Nypaver Stadium.

Ted was inducted into the Huntingdon County Sports Hall of Fame in 2002. He was inducted into the Fayette County Sports Hall of Fame in 2022. Ted was also inducted into the Pennsylvania High School Coaches Hall of Fame in 2019.

Ted is survived by his wife Loretta, daughter Annette and sons Ted Jr., and Darrell. Also surviving are grandchildren Michael, Andrew, and Danica and great grandchild Max. He was predeceased by sisters Mary, Katherine, Julia, Francis, Margaret, Rita and brothers Ed, Dan, Kenneth, John, Leo and Jim.

A viewing will be held on Thursday, November 30, 2023, from 4:00-7:00PM at Catagnus Funeral Home (329 N. Lewis Rd., Royersford, PA 19468). A funeral mass will be held the following day on Friday, December 1, 2023, at 10:00AM at Sacred Heart Church (838 Walnut St, Royersford, PA 19468) with Fr. Gorka officiating. Burial will be held privately by the family at a later date.

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We are heartbroken to learn of the loss of your beloved Ted. Our neighborhood get togethers won’t be the same. We’re happy he is no longer in pain but sorry for your sadness. Please know you are in our prayers at this difficult time. Sending our love.

~ Diane and Wally Killian
12/16/2023 5:46:46 PM

Rest well coach. You were one of the best of Spring Ford as you took our Football team to the PAC 10 championships. You were always a great man whom we all looked up to. Thank you for your wisdom.

~ Damon Grier Auburn, CA
11/29/2023 12:11:02 AM

Rest well Coach…am privileged to have known and spent time with you as you molded young boys into men…

~ Jon Herbsleb Douglassville, PA
11/27/2023 9:50:27 PM

Coach will be dearly missed. I played Jr. High basketball and ran track for him at SHCHS from 1978-1982. He was a mentor and great coach, but even a better man. God bless to all his family and friends.

~ Gene Hockenberry Rockhill Furnace, PA
11/27/2023 4:22:58 PM

Deepest condolences. Mr. Nypaver and my Dad were very good friends and our families spent a good bit of time together. I remember him as a kind man and a great football coach.

~ Joann (DiCosimo) Ivory Ashville, PA
11/27/2023 3:24:35 PM

I remember several times coming home on leave from the Army and going to Mass. Coach was always at early mass at St Catherines. He influenced many of the SH Rockets football players.

~ Patrick M Crouse Gambrills, MD
11/27/2023 2:28:51 PM