Theodore “Ted” Chester Pulkownik, 81, of Hardy, died Wednesday, March 21, 2012 in Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. He was born April 12, 1930 in Chicago, Ill., a son of the late Frances Wojiskiewicz Pulkownik and William Boleslaw Pulkownik. Ted was a veteran having served in the U.S. Navy, and he was a retired Broker with Proctor & Gamble. He enjoyed golfing, hunting and fishing. In addition to his parents, Ted was preceded in death by two brothers, Eugene and Henry Pulkownik and a sister, Irene Greenway. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Ann Oberzan Pulkownik; two children, Ann Eckert of Boston, Mass. and Ted Pulkownik of New Canaan, Conn.; six grandchildren; a brother, William “Bill” Pulkownik of Tampa, Fla.; and a sister, Lucille Wakefield of San Diego, Calif.. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312 or a charity of your choice. A private memorial service will be conducted at a later date. To send condolences, please visit www.tharpfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, 540-586-3443.