Today, the New Canaan Advertiser published the obituary for Teddy Balkind who passed away tragically on Thursday, January 6 while playing in a hockey game. Please read an excerpt below (written by the family) and visit New Canaan Advertiser for the complete article.
Benjamin Edward "Teddy" Balkind, 16, of New Canaan, CT, passed away Thursday, January 6, 2022 at Greenwich Hospital.
Born November 9, 2005, in Greenwich, Connecticut, he was the son of Buck and Leslie Balkind. Teddy attended St. Luke's School where he played on the varsity hockey team. An avid lover of the outdoors, Teddy spent his time biking through local trails and mountains, and cherished his time mountain biking with his god-father in Stowe, Vermont. He spent his summers on Bantam Lake at Camp Awosting, where he fished, swam and wake-boarded with his friends.
Teddy is survived by his parents, Leslie and Buck, his sister Karey, grandparents Mary Josephine Balkind, Edward and Karen Brown, aunts and uncles Erica and Bruce Wu, Sarah and Ellis Adler, cousins PJ, Jake, Max, and Sam, and godparents Lynne and Rand Eyberg. He is predeceased by his grandfather, Benjamin Hart Balkind, and his uncle, Benjamin Lee Balkind.
There will be a private service held in Teddy's honor at Temple Shalom in Norwalk, CT, and a celebration of his life will be held at a date to be determined.
*Collins Funeral Home in Norwalk is in charge of arrangements.