Our contributor Willard Spiegelman knew Ted Pillsbury personally and offers these words on the man. If you’d like, share your own the comments.
The late Ted Pillsbury was, like everyone, a unique individual. But he was also a bona fide member of a breed not seen very much around these parts: a Real Preppie WASP Aristocrat. Educated at St. Paul’s and Yale before doing his graduate degree in London, Ted was every inch the golden boy. He was suave, articulate, knowledgeable, versatile, and charming. He was a Renaissance man, in the finest sense of that term. He had an almost encyclopedic breadth of learning, especially with regard to the fine arts, which he displayed with consummate ease. He could — and did — talk with and to everyone, and he made everyone feel comfortable. He was, in other words, a class act, and therefore much needed in Dallas/Fort Worth. And he will be missed. His death leaves a gaping hole in our society.